INTRODUCTION

The Arms Historic Society of Finland. Suomen Asehistoriallinen Seura r.y. (SAHS)

Founded 13.7.1965

Geographical area of activity and place of origin

SAHS is based in the city of Tampere and has members all over Finland.

Aims and activities of SAHS

The aim of SAHS is to act as a collective bond between gun collectors, to promote historical knowledge and research of guns and associated artifacts, and to preserve the cultural values involved. A further aim is to keep the aforementioned material in original condition.

To promote its values SAHS organizes meetings, displays, conferences, trips, and gives reports. SAHS conducts research on guns and related material, organizes practice or show shootings, and shooting competitions with old or black powder guns.

SAHS publishes relevant articles mainly through ASE-lehti, a Finnish language gun magazine.

SAHS represents Finland on a European level as a member of FESAC (Foundation for the European Societies of Arms Collectors).

For correspondence

Suomen Asehistoriallinen Seura ry
c/o Matti Häyrinen

Kiekankoskentie 165

77470 Savuniemi