Fighting for Arms Rights and Preserving history

The Arms Historical Society of Finland, SAHS, was founded 1965 to unite nationwide collectors.

Today the society has more than 310 members.

SAHS is working for close co-operation and development both in internal and international legislation.

We are the official representative of Finland in FESAC, European collectors organisation.








Upcoming events

Antique Gun Competition

The Arms Historic Society of Finland antique gun shooting competition

Police gun auction (Riihimäki)

Guns, that citizens have given to police to sell.

Gun Show 2018 in Ikaalinen

Better exhibitor area, more to see!

Arms & Militaria Fair FORUM HISTORICUM Wirges

07.09.2018 - 08.09.2018
Gun Show in Western Germany


EU directive: what really happened?


In Forgotten Weapons Ian McCollum interviews mr. Stephen Petroni, Fesac president. Interview took place in  Jersey meeting in June 2018.

SAHS sent three person delegation to that meeting. Report of the meeting comes out in an article in the Ase-lehti, Finnish arms magazine.

Stolen anti-tank cannon


SAHS organized artillery and tank auction in June 16th. After that, propably between 21. and 25.6, 37mm Bofors anti tank cannon was stolen from the original exhibition area.

This specific cannon was made under licence in Finland during Winter or Continuation War.

All information is welcome about this deactivated cannon. Please contact Finnish Police, tel +358 295 415 232 or by email

Summer auction 16.6.2018

Auction list for the summer auction has now been published. You can find it here:

Autumn auction list has been published


The auction list for the autumn auction (2.9.2017, Ikaalinen, Finland) has been published.

You can find it here

Spring auction list has been published


Spring auction list has been published:

We have also added pictures, and updated bidding numbers to picture descriptions.


Our representative in Malta conference


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The Conference organized by FESAC, AACTS, AMACS and Firearms United in Malta has attracted media attention – in addition to hall full of firearms enthusiasts and foreign guests from many organizations in Europe! The conference was held 7th January 2017 in Malta.

SAHS vice president Juhani Jokinen, our representative, 2nd row in the middle.

Nothing in the directive is yet settled, and even the trilogue is still formally ongoing before the parliament approves the current ”compromise”. Malta is in key position, because they are taking over EU presidency for the next six months and one of the more challenging areas is the new firearms directive proposal, so the conference was an excellent event, where the message from the shooters was sent to the authorities – loud and clear.

EU Gun Ban: Swiss Intervention in Brussels

On 16 November a delegation of Swiss citizens headed by two members of the proTell committee visited Brussels in order to inform the Europeans what the Swiss view was on the proposed prohibition of weapons planned by Europe.
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