WWII Russian SVT-40 Tokarev 7.62x45R SVT40 Semi-Automatic Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $2525.01

LSB#: 2230317ES004

Make: Tula Arsenal, Russia

Model: SVT 40 (Tokarev)

Serial Number: T07304 added by the importer. The original serial number contains Russian characters. It ends in 7905.

Year of Manufacture: 1941

Caliber: 7.62x54R (7.62x54mm Rimmed)

Action Type: Semi Auto, Detachable Magazine

Barrel Length: Approximately 26 3/4 inches to the end of the muzzle device.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable, hooded post. The rear sight is a U notched sliding escalator. The top edges of the receiver are slotted to accept a scope base.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, ventilated handguard, ventilated metal nose caps, through bolt, 2 sling loops, and a metal buttplate. The refinished butplate has light surface erosion showing through the finish. It shows light scrapes as well as 2 areas which have been touched up with black paint. The refinished metal nose caps have surface erosion showing through the new finish. The top of the grip shows oil residue. The stock shows repairs along the left side below the receiver, at the top & rear of the hand guard, and on the right front of the forearm. The wood shows scuffs, scrapes & scratches. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The grooves are dark and the rifling is deep. There is erosion in the grooves.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 6 out of 10.
Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish as refinsihed. The bolt body and handle have a plum color to them. The metal shows scrapes and small scratches. Many of the markings are well defined. The action shows operational wear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinsihed.

Mechanics: The plunger lock at the rear of the receiver will not turn downward into place. We did not try to force it.
The action functions otherwise. 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 10 round magazine that appears to function correctly.

Our Assessment: This Russian SVT 40 was made back in 1941 at the Tula Arsenal. It has since been rebuilt so it looks nice for a WWII era service rifle. Many of the markings on the metal are well defined and the bore can still put rounds down range as fast as you can pull the trigger. The markings include matching numbers on the receiver, trigger guard, bolt handle, bolt body, and stock. Some of the matching numbers are in electric pencil.

…Now go shoot something!

WWII Russian SVT-40 Tokarev 7.62x45R SVT40 Semi-Automatic Rifle C&R
WWII Russian SVT-40 Tokarev 7.62x45R SVT40 Semi-Automatic Rifle C&R