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Finnish M34 "SA" marked Compass

Article about: Hello gents, As we still do not have a Finnish section i will post my newly acquired wonderful Finnish M34 SUUNTO compass here. I would much appreciate if i could get some more info on it th

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    That contacting Suunto for dating info would be great.

    I have nothing spectacular to add here, but I want to present my "m34". This is made by already mentioned Suunto's rival Physica. They called it Physica M/IIII. I have a serial number very close to Totaali's compass. A keen eye may notice that at this point Physica has abandoned that "rifle sight" ring adjusting system and copied Suunto's. That undoubtedly added a bit more flavour to that ongoing court battle over the design of this compass :-)

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    Nice compass Hp. I like the notches instead of the rifle sight style. The way you used a pencil in your video to turn the dial was pretty cool I even have some German WW2 pencils i can use in my navigation videos. As i wrote i have already contacted SUUNTO so i hope they will answer. "Nothing Spectacular".... This is not YT thank god Anyway i think these compasses are spectacular and awesome. Thanks

    Cheers!

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    Hah, thanks for encouragement! As a new member i did not fully realize this is forum is probably more merciful than Youtube :-D

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    Quote by Helsinkipop View Post
    Hah, thanks for encouragement! As a new member i did not fully realize this is forum is probably more merciful than Youtube :-D
    Much more. Here we are all more or less nerds LOL. This Finnish Compass thread have already 2 pages

    Cheers!

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    Using a pen to align the circle with the map north, you'd be handling this particular compass like a pro :-) Here's an excerpt from the Finnish Army Combatant's Manual 1980, how it's teaching to use this compass.
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    You even find these compass with German text on the rear that were made for the Germans in ww2 i have one somewhere that was found in Lapland with German marked text on the rear

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    Very nice. Do you have pics Kradman?

    Cheers!

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    Hi Datrus i will try and find where i put it and take some photos

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    Suunto compass worn by my great-grandfather in Kiestinki, 1941.

    Wonder which Weapons Depot the "R" stood for.
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    Suunto compass M/III version with German text, rare. Pictures stolen from here
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