SOLD FOR: $2,625
Make: Tula Arsenal, Russia
Model: SVT 40 (Tokarev)
Serial Number: T11995 added by the importer. The original serial number contains Russian characters. It ends in 2836.
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: 7.62x54R (7.62x54mm Rimmed)
Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark is in tiny text along the left rear of the receiver. It reads “SVT 1940 7.62x54R MADE IN RUSSIA CDI SWAN VT”. The importer’s new serial number is located on the right rear of the receiver. The top of the receiver is marked with the Tula Arsenal “star” and “1942”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the original serial number. The top of the bolt handle, the bottom of the bolt body, and the rear of the buttplate are each marked with the original serial number in electric pencil. The bottom metal is marked with the last 4 digits of the original serial number and with a crossed out number; both in electric pencil. Many of the metal parts have small Russian proofs & stampings on them. These marks include a Tula Arsenal “star” stamping. The gas adjustment knob at the front of the gas tube is marked with small “numbers” for adjustment. The left side of the buttstock is marked with the original serial number. The stock is marked with several small inspection stamps. Many of the inspection stamps consist of “circled Russian characters”. Most of the marks are on the butt. The magazine is marked with “crossed out numbers” and with numbers that do not correlate to the original serial number. The interior of the sling is marked with a “boxed” stamping containing “02K7”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 26 ¾ inches to the end of the muzzle device.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded post. The rear sight is a “U” notch blade assembly attached to a sliding escalator that is marked from “1 – 15”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece wood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, ventilated handguard, ventilated metal nose caps with sling loop, through bolt, rear sling eyelet, and a metal buttplate. The butplate shows scrapes. The wood shows several scrapes & scratches. Many of these marks have damaged portions of the finish. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The grooves are grey and the rifling is deep. There is erosion in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish as refinished. Surface erosion and scratches show through the new finish. The bolt body and handle have a plum color to them. The metal shows scrapes and small scratches. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a refinished 10 round magazine. It has scratches and surface erosion showing through the new finish. The magazine shows scrapes and scratches. It is in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished. The rifle has a green canvas sling attached by leather keepers. It shows light discoloration on the canvas. The metal shows oxidation. Overall the sling is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.