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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jwxspoon, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. jwxspoon

    jwxspoon Member

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    I've coveted a Russian SVT-40 for some time. They are not rifles that are easy to find. I was 'chewing the fat' at a local gun shop and met an older guy that collects milsurps. To make a long story short, he called me a few weeks later and offered to sell me a pristine SVT-40 for $450.

    I'm going to drive out to his farm, about an hour away, to look at it today. $450 seems to me to be a pretty good price for this weapon, particularly if it is in as good a condition as I am told it is.

    What is the general consensus here?

    jw
     
  2. Ash

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    Great price. Get it unless it is obviously defective in some way.

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  3. Full Clip

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    Just make sure you tell someone else where you're going... ;)
     
  4. GBExpat

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    Outstanding price! ... and, yes, make sure that someone know where you are going. Actually, I would also give that someone a call just before arriving and ask them to call me in ~10 minutes so that it is apparent to your new collector friend that someone knows where I am , y'know? ;)
     
  5. Vaarok

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    Excellent price and well worth picking up even if it cost more. They're great rifles, regardless of what the M-1 faction try to say about it.
     
  6. 24kshooter

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    Great deal - could be a 38 or a 40 - may have scope rails - - check to make sure the cleaning rod is there - ask about the gas system maintenance he has done as the rifles often are shot with corrosive ammo - lack of cleaning rod is not a deal breaker just another $75 to $100 item if you can find an orginal one.
     
  7. Cacique500

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    That's about 1/2 the going rate for one. Also make sure it has an original magazine with it...those are harder to find than the rifles and the price of one is about $200-$250...
     
  8. silverlance

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    hey if you dont want it ive got 550$ that's jus tsitting around collecting dust...
    i paid 800 for mine.
     
  9. db_tanker

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    I AM jealous.


    But you are a lucky person and I hope it works!


    Treat it well and shoot it! DON'T just stare at it like a wall-hanger!


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  10. GBExpat

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    Be sure to adjust the gas regulator so that the cases are positively extracted (within a couple of feet) but not launched into the next county.
     
  11. jwxspoon

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    OK I just got back from seeing the weapon. I did purchase it. It is in excellent condition; extremely clean and looks as if it had been fired very little. The owner let me fire the weapon in his backyard range (must be nice!) and it duly fired and ejected a steel cased surplus bullet.

    Has a 1941 date and 3 digit serial number. Has original magazine and cleaning rod. Has scope rail groove on side of receiver.

    Much milder recoil than I had expected. My M44 kicks more with the same ammo.

    I will get some pics up later today.

    jw
     
  12. Vaarok

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    Just remember to clean it out after shooting. Not too tricky if you're familiar with a SKS. Two tips are the clamshell breech cover flips to the LEFT, and for getting the topcover off, slide it all the way forward so the recoil spring is compressed, and put the nose of a bullet into the depression at the end of the recoil spring guide rod, it should pretty well perfectly hold the spring compressed while you simply lift the topcover off.
     
  13. GBExpat

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    Like this:

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  14. Scott7891

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    I got mine for $475 back in July of 2007 as my birthday present. Tula '41 not a German or Finn capture. Rearsenal but all matching (except magazine) and a mint condition laminated stock. Mint barrel, never fired until I got it and a great shooter. I will never sell it!! You lucked out though because SVT's today go for $800 plus even in worse condition.
     
  15. Ash

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    Heh, I traded a NHM-91 that I paid $200 for for mine, meaning I paid $200 for it - and it is a Finn with excellent bore...

    Ash
     
  16. GBExpat

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    :confused: I have never read of or seen a laminated SVT or AVT stock.
     
  17. jwxspoon

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    OK, here are the pics:

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  18. jwxspoon

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    and part 2:

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  19. GBExpat

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    That is a Kovrov so you really scored! ;)
     
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    Oh that is so not fair he got a Kovrov....

    CONGRATS...you did much better than you thought you did!!!
     
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    What does it mean that it is a kovrov. I understand that was one of the arsenals in which the SVT was produced, but is there something special beyond that?

    Many thanks,

    jw
     
  22. GBExpat

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    It is rare and, so, is more valuable.
     
  23. buck00

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    :eek: Nice score! You did very well. :)


    Many gun dealers are pragmatic, meaning they have a certain profit in mind. It is possible he bought it from a guy for $300 (who may have been unaware of the value) and then figure $150 was a nice profit, so he sold it and moved on.
     
  24. LeibstandarteAdH

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    You got a freakin' deal.
     
  25. jwxspoon

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    Cool. Anyone want to buy a kovrov SVT? :)

    Just kidding.

    jw
     
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