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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:30 am

    My loadout of a Finnish soldier from late 1980s serving in "Uudenmaan prikaati" ("Nylands brigad”).

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    Loadout consists of:
    Helmet M/60 with M/62 camo hood
    M/62 camo jacket and trousers
    Under the jacket: Grey field shirt (”peltipaita”) and white undershirt
    Laced boots M/75 and grey socks
    Leather gloves
    Webbing M/60 fully packed:
    -Left pouch: Tucked rain cape (camo)
    -Right pouch: Three magazines for RK 62 (Finnish made), water bottle (metal bottle in canvas pocket)
    -Rolled greatcoat M/65
    -Shovel
    -Cleaning kit for RK 62
    -Knife/”sissipuukko”, functions also as bayonet for RK 62 (I believe it is not an issue item but something the soldier could purchase and wear)
    -Utility pouch (same design as used during WW2), contained the mess tin and spork (Some units stored the spork in jacket pocket

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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:32 am

    Forgot to mention: deactivated RK62 assault rifle
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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:33 am

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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:35 am

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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:37 am

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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:55 am

    Backpack contetnts:
    Wollen uniform M65
    Winter cap M39
    Leather boots
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    Longjohns
    Footrags
    Wollen scarf (”mikkihiiri”)
    Knitted pullover (very warm)
    Knitted underpants (very warm, I believe they were nicknamed fart-filters)
    Knitted gloves
    Thick socks
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    Respirator with contents (only missing is antropininjector)
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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:00 am

    More backpack contents:
    Towels
    Toothbrushholder
    Soap
    Soapcup
    First aid bandage
    Sweing kit
    Dogtag
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    Sleeping mat
    Wollen blancet

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    Winter uniform
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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:05 am

    Service cap M/65
    Field cap M/62 camo
    Leather belt worn on the M/62 camo uniform
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    Sport uniform with underwear
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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:33 am

    Barracksuniform M/83 (worn with fieldcap M/65 and leather boots)
    Suspenders
    Rubber boots (previous owner had scratched of the tower logo)
    Winter cap (”Sissipipo”) M/83(I think...) worn under the helmet,
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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:40 am

    Walking out/parade uniform:
    Uniform M/83 with green collar tabs, rifleman patch on the arm and Uudenmaan prikaati collar tabs
    M65 cap (two were issued)
    Grey belt M/83
    Shirt M/83
    Grey tie
    Green scarf (infantry) for parade
    Black issued shoes (towerlogo inside)
    Black issued socks (bought from SAkauppa that sell directly surplus from Finnish army)
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    Winter jacket M/83 with rifleman patch
    Winter cap M/39 (two were issued)
    Raincoat M/83
    Bag when on leave
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    Post by JooKo83 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:58 am

    Underwear:
    Field shirt (”peltipaita)
    Socks
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    Post by Camonut314 on Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:47 pm

    Incredible! Love the Valmet!

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    Post by fourtycoats on Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:28 pm

    Great attention to detail.

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    Post by ripcord on Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:41 pm

    Good Show !!

    Thanks for posting. Nice early Valmet.



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    Post by JooKo83 on Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:56 pm

    ripcord wrote:Good Show !!

    Thanks for posting.  Nice early Valmet.



     
    Thanks! It is from Tourula-factory, stamped 1985. I bought it from a gun smith whom had worked for Valmet and recieved this factory-deactivated gun directly from the factory. Therefore the rifle has sadly not been used by the Finnish defence force and has no SA-stamp (SA= ”Suomen armeija” = Finnish army). Still it is the crown jewel of my collection.
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    Post by Wolverine on Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:09 pm

    Yes, a great set-up. Do you have any source for the webbing equipment? I am after a set.
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    Post by ripcord on Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:51 pm

    JooKo83 wrote:
    ripcord wrote:Good Show !!

    Thanks for posting.  Nice early Valmet.



     
    Thanks! It is from Tourula-factory, stamped 1985. I bought it from a gun smith whom had worked for Valmet and recieved this factory-deactivated gun directly from the factory. Therefore the rifle has sadly not been used by the Finnish defence force and has no SA-stamp (SA= ”Suomen armeija” = Finnish army). Still it is the crown jewel of my collection.
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    That's quite a piece you have there; congratulations on a great collection.

    Cant be many factory deactivated early Valmet rifles in public hands.  It is a great piece to collect and I can see why it's your crown jewel.  

    Most people dont know Valmet receivers were basically copied by IMI (Israel Military Industry) to come up with the very successful Galil series.

    Again, great piece; thanks for your entire input.
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    Post by JooKo83 on Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:26 pm

    Valmet 7,62 RK 62 with accessories:
    Bayonet with scabbard
    Cleaningrod in two parts
    Two pieces for oiling and cleaning barrell (the white stuff is put on one of them for cleaning the barrelll)
    Yellow blank firing adapter
    Oilbottle
    Sight-adjuster
    Magazines (three were issued). Finnish magazines differ from other AK mags with the rectangel attached on the borrom.
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    Post by michelwijnand on Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:10 pm

    Very nice, a Finnish loadout is on my to do list as well, but finding any fieldgear is pretty damn hard!
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    Post by Wolverine on Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:29 pm

    Indeed it is.

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