A History Of
The Finnish Civil Guard - Photo Section
Recruits in 1939
The Mannerheim line
being built in 1939.
Recruits on their way to training
just before the Winter War.
Markings from the
Civil Guard M28/30 rifle. For more arms information
please see the M28/30 section of the site.
A Civil Guard district
number as seen on a M28/30 bayonet.
Civil Guard stock
cartouche from a M28/30 rifle.
The shank marking
of the Civil Guard issue M24 rifle. For more information
please see the M24 section of the site.
The M24 rifle as
issued to the Civil Guard.
A sight calculator
as used with the Civil Guard M28/30 rifle
Civil Guard issue
ammo in 7.62X54R.
Arm patch as worn
by the Civil Guard boy's unit members.
Civil Guards in
training with a M1905 Russian made Maxim - Photo 1920's.
showing older Finnish men how to use the Italian made M38
carbine. These older men took on a "Home Guard"
type duty in 1941-1944 having to deal with Soviet partisans.
Home guards in an
air defense unit 1943 armed with Italian M38 carbines.
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