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Finland. 1998 ‘Approved Purposes of Use.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 5 (Section 42). Helsinki: Minister of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 43: Approved purposes of use

An acquisition permit may be granted for the following purposes of use:
1) shooting of animals permitted by hunting legislation;
2) target shooting or practice;
3) work where a weapon is necessary;
4) a show, filming or a corresponding presentation;
5) keeping in a museum or collection;
6) keeping as a souvenir;
7) signalling. (601/2001)

For keeping as a souvenir, a permit may, in an individual case, be granted for the acquisition of a firearm other than a specially dangerous firearm or its component if the applicant proves that the firearm or firearm component is of a special historic or other souvenir value to him or her.

[NB: Unofficial translation, legally binding only in Finnish and Swedish. Ministry of the Interior, Finland]

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