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Finnish Military SA marked, FN High Power, serial no. 13647.

It has Belgian commercial proofs.



Left side of Finnish Military SA marked, FN Hi-Power, serial no. 13647.

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Right side of Finnish Military SA marked, FN Hi-Power, serial no. 13647.

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View of "SA" marking on right side of Finnish Military SA marked, FN Hi-Power, serial no. 13647.

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Barrel of Finnish Military SA marked, FN Hi-Power, serial no. 13647. (Shows late barrel cam)

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Top of Finnish Military SA marked, FN Hi-Power, serial no. 13647.

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Tangent sight blade - Hi-Power, serial no. 13647.

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The magazine bottom is SA stamped.

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Finnish Shoulder Stock - serial no. 12987.


Left side - Finnish Stock - serial no. 12987.

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Right side - Finnish Stock - serial no. 12987.

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"SA" marking - Finnish Stock - serial no. 12987

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View of the Serial No. (12987).

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It should be nolted that the leather holster has been removed from the stock. (This occured on many of the Finnish shoulder stocks.) The following images show how the holster was used.


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Finnish Shoulder Holster made from the holsters removed from the board stocks. Shoulder straps were added to the holster.

(Please note that some of the holsters were converted to belt holsters.)


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Front view with straps:

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Rear view with straps:

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View of "SA" markings on holster:

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Comparison of "SA" markings.

I have seen the "SA" markings either on the right side of the slide, the left side of the slide and on the left trigger guard.

For the purpose of comparing the "SA" markings used on the Finnish Hi-Powers, I have taken the liberty of making a copy of the Finnish Hi-Power image posted by Jan Still on 9/18/03.

The "SA" marking on serial no. 13647 is on the right side of the slide. Note the (larger) size of the "SA" marking. Note also the "T" to the right of the "SA" marking.

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The "SA" marking on serial no. 12107 (Jan's Hi-Power) is on the left side of the trigger guard. Note the size of the "SA" marking and the fact that there are no other markings.

(For reference, the "SA" marking that I have seen on the left side of the slide are the same size as the one on the trigger guard and without any other marking.)

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Close up view of "SA" marking on serial no. 12107.

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It is clear that two different dies were used for affixing the "SA" markings to the Finnish Hi-Powers.

I do not know the meaning of the "T" on serial no. 13647 and am hoping that some one can give the meaning of this marking.
 

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Excellent historic information and photographs concerning the Finnish Browning HP and its accessories.
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Jan
 

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Regarding the T marking. There are others who can give a better answer but until they do I will share the little information that I have. The T stampis found on slings and other items too. From what I remember being told the T may be a Civil Guard marking.

BTW, Thanks for sharing a very neat set of items from your collection. I hope to someday add some Finnish marked FN pistols to my collection.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Darwin

Regarding the T marking. There are others who can give a better answer but until they do I will share the little information that I have. The T stampis found on slings and other items too. From what I remember being told the T may be a Civil Guard marking.
T = Taisteluväline = Ordnance (department of Finnish Army)

cpw:
Very nice pistols. Most Finnish issued FN HP (or "9,00 Pistol M/35 FN" as they were known by Finnish military) I have seen in here have been quite worn, but the ones you have seem to be in excellent shape.
 
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