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Shooting SVT-40 WW2 Tokarev Soviet rifle


Shooting this 71 year old 7.62x54r semi-auto rifle for the first time. 1941 Tula arsenal SVT-40.

SVT-40 Field Strip

These rifles are all over the surplus market at the present time. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

The SVT-40 is a Soviet semi-automatic battle rifle which saw widespread service during and after World War II. It was intended to be the new service rifle of the Soviet Red Army but the introduction of the SVT-40 was disrupted by the German invasion in 1941, resulting in a switch back to the older Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle for the duration. After the war, new rifles, the SKS and the AK-47, were adopted as Soviet service rifles instead. The abbreviation SVT-40 means Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva, Obrazets 1940 goda ("Tokarev Self-loading Rifle, Model of 1940", Russian: Самозарядная винтовка Токарева, образец 1940 года;).

Posted by George Freund on October 13, 2013 at 9:10 AM 4155 Views