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Approved Weapons for use by the KevOs4 Reenacting Group

 The Finnish Army used a number of weapons in the War Years. These included firearms of 

Finnish manufacture as well as many from other nations; however, the most common weapon 

in the hands of the SA was the Finnish manufactured Mosin Nagant rifle.

Page 1 - The M/36 Uniform

Page 3 -  Membership Application Information

Page 2 - Approved Weapons

Page 4 - Correct Insignia for Uniforms / Badges of Rank
 

Note:   Side-arms are for NCO's and Officers Only

(For locations to buy the correct rifle, see links at bottom of page)

The Finnish Army used a number of weapons in the War Years. These included firearms of Finnish manufacture as well as many from other nations; however, the most common weapon in the hands of the SA was the Finnish manufactured Mosin Nagant rifle. There are many models of the Finnish Mosin Nagant but the most commonly seen in the years 1939-44 were the M91 (maybe the most common), the m24 Civil Guard Rifle, the M27 Army Rifle, the M28 Civil Guard Rifle, the M28/30 Civil Guard Rifle, and the M39 Service Rifle (41-44). Any of these Finnish made Mosin Nagants will be accepted for use without further approval from the Weapons Committee. The Russian M91 is also accepted, as it looks just like the Finn overall and was used in its own right. Russian manufactured Mosin Nagants, with the exception of the M91, will need to be approved on a case by case basis by the Weapons Committee. You will need a proper sling for your rifle

Mosin Nagant Rifles And Carbines
The following are approved without consulting arms committee.
Model 1891 Finnish Or Russian
Finnish M91/24 Rifle
Finnish M27 Army Rifle
Finnish M28 Civil Guard Rifle
Finnish M28/30 Rifle
Finnish M39 Rifle (1941-44 Events Only)
Mosin Nagant Rifles And Carbines
The following are acceptable if approved by arms committee.  
Russian or Finnish M91/30 Rifle
Russian Model 1938 Carbine (or like carbine)
Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifles
Other Weapons Approved For General Issue:
The following are approved for events without clearance.
Maxim MG Russian or Finn
K31 Finnish SMG
L26 Finnish LMG
Russian PPD40 SMG
Russian SVT38
Russian DP LMG
Nagant Revolver (officers or NCO's only)
German Luger M/23 (officers or NCO's only)
Finnish Lahti M35 (officers or NCO's only)
Mauser M96 Pistol (officers or NCO's only)
Other Weapons That Need To Be Approved
SVT40 (1941-44 only)
PPSh41 (1941-44 only)
CZ24, CZ27, CZ38 Pistols (1941-44 only)

All Listed Weapons As Needing To Be Approved Must Be Submitted Before An Event. We will bend if there is a need but the M91 Russian or Finnish Rifles are so common and so cheap there is no excuse for not having one. Approval is on a case by case basis.

Links to fine sites to find the correct weapon for your reenactment

Allan's Armory Allan has one of the best customer service records in the business

Gunboards.com Visit the sponsors and use the "Trader" section to find rifles

Empire Arms Dennis is one of the major sellers in the business and carries a good inventory. He has Finnish rifles and bayonets in stock!

Also visit the KevOs4 Links Page and Gear For Sale Page to find great deals on Finnish militaria...

The following is NOT approved: (you may not carry one of these to a reenactment! Smile!)

1963 picture of Finnish soldiers with an anti-tank rocket launcher. 

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