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(Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« on: August 01, 2021, 02:56:51 PM »
Got this one over a month back and finally able to pick it up two weeks ago.  Looks to be an all matching 1941 Izhevsk with an early 8 hole gas piston cover.  I've tried finding out the significance and the time frame of the transition on the interweb but I'm coming up dry.
The bore is pristine and the stock has some arsenal patches.  The handguard is cracked, so I've got a couple of replacement handguards coming in from Mother Russia.  Hope they get here safely.
For those of you that like pictures as much as I do, I've tried to upload them but keep on getting the "You have been forbidden to use this website" error message.   I'll try some pix later.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 03:29:14 PM »
Love the svt 40's ...looking forward to the post.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 05:41:28 PM »
Serial is rp705 (cyrillic for GR705, can't get the phone to type it, though).  And STILL getting that error message.  Sorry!!

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 08:53:07 PM »
Have you restarted/ reloaded your browser or computer. Do you use a VPN? Perhaps something is off for some reason. This is the easiest site to upload photos so I think it should be something on your end. I base this on zero information of course.  chuckles1 chuckles1

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 10:59:12 PM »
BTS, I'm using my phone.  I've used it on every post I've done, so I can't understand why can't post a picture.  I guess I'll have to shut down my phone and see what happens.  Thanks.

Well, I turned my phone off.  Seems to have helped.  More pix tomorrow.  Cheers!!!





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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2021, 12:46:38 AM »
Nice March 1941 Izhevsk SVT-40, congrats!!

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2021, 12:48:46 AM »
The stock is an SVT-40 stock. It is extremely common to see arsenal repairs on SVT-40 stocks.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 07:13:08 AM »
Nice! Matching SVT-40s are hard to find!  thumb1

Looking forward to more pictures  :)

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 06:35:33 PM »
Good looking rifle... congrats.  Looking forward to more details.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2021, 08:35:14 PM »
Got some more pictures.  The patch on the R/H side is well done with a groove cut into the patch and slipped over the matching wedge cut in the stock.  The only non matching part(s) are the Tula butt plate and magazine.
When did they transition from the 8 hole piston cover to the 7 hole? 

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2021, 09:27:17 PM »
Very nice.  It almost reminds me of the Bulgarian light refurbs but yours is a 41.  The muzzle break changed early on in 41.....  Due to the desire to reduce the noise for surrounding soldiers they went to the two port muzzle break but lost about 40 percent of the efficiency.... so rejoice yours wont kick as much and I think the shark gill look is kinda more cool.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2021, 12:35:35 AM »
Very nice.  It almost reminds me of the Bulgarian light refurbs but yours is a 41.  The muzzle break changed early on in 41.....  Due to the desire to reduce the noise for surrounding soldiers they went to the two port muzzle break but lost about 40 percent of the efficiency.... so rejoice yours wont kick as much and I think the shark gill look is kinda more cool.

Soviet refurbs are very different from Bulgarian light refurbs. OP's rifle is a typical Soviet refurb. But it is a very nice example.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2021, 12:50:16 AM »
Got some more pictures.  The patch on the R/H side is well done with a groove cut into the patch and slipped over the matching wedge cut in the stock.  The only non matching part(s) are the Tula butt plate and magazine.
When did they transition from the 8 hole piston cover to the 7 hole? 

Thanks, Bruce!!


IIRC, they started switching to 7-hole barrel shroud in Jan 1941, but did not complete until Mar/Apr 1941.

Based on your photos: trigger guard is from a later production with full serial stamped during refurb; bolt carrier is from a NKV 314 made SVT; gas cylinder is from a NKV 314 made SVT.

Since it's a Soviet refurb, it is 'naturally' a mixmaster.

BTW, is tip of gas regulator (gas nut) stamped with serial or last 2 digits of the serial?

and is right side of front sight base ep'ed a number?

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2021, 04:41:45 AM »
Great looking rifle Bruce! Thanks for posting all the pictures!  thumb1

I think this article by Oleg K. (Horilka) is the best source of current information available on the SVTs:
https://www.m9130.info/svt-40

7-hole shroud was introduced in January 1941 but could be found as late as March 1941, which is your Izhevsk (NKV 74) rifleís manufacture month, as noted by pcke earlier.

Izhevsk never made the 2-hole muzzle brakes, so thatís a correct feature. The narrow stock is correct for your rifle.


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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2021, 11:00:27 PM »
pcke, oddly enough,  the gas regulator is ep'd with 7?5 while the right hand of the sight base is stamped 70.

Jon, thanks for the link.  I've read some of that article before but never down far enough.  If so, I would have answered my own questions  wink1.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2021, 12:03:15 AM »
pcke, oddly enough,  the gas regulator is ep'd with 7?5 while the right hand of the sight base is stamped 70.

Jon, thanks for the link.  I've read some of that article before but never down far enough.  If so, I would have answered my own questions  wink1.

Gas regulator may actually be ep'd with '705'. EP'd numbers on gas regulator and gas cylinder were added during refurb.

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2021, 04:48:18 PM »
Test fired her before coming/going back to Colorado.  She shot great on 1.3 setting, which is more than I can say for the first one I bought.  Since I'm in Colorado with their mag restrictions, i brought her along.  Totally forgot the SKS Paratrooper, but brought plenty of ammo for it fart1 wink1

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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2021, 12:58:20 AM »
Love it!
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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2021, 06:27:11 AM »
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Re: (Another) Izhevsk 1941 SVT-40
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2021, 04:56:37 PM »
Thanks Larry and Bob.