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Dear All:

I recently purchased a 1915 DWM Luger and the guy gave me a bag of 9mm stamped VPT 44.

I looked it up and VPT stands for Valtion Patruunatehdas, Lapua, Finland.

My question is, was this made for Germany or for Finland.

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George
 

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Hi George,
It would be very difficult to ascertain exactly if the VPT44 9mm ammo you have was made for the Germans or the Finns without knowing of a contract etc. As you know the Finns were allied with Germany, but in 1944 the Russians beat the hell out of the Finns and sort of took over. The Russians don't have a 9mm parabellum in great numbers that they used regularly (except maybe the early Lugers). The Finns used the Suomi Sub-machine gun along with the Lahti...both 9mm. Since the germans were out of Finland, I would lean towards that ammo being for the Finns. I have been known to lean the wrong way sometimes!!!
Regards,

Dave
 
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