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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2020, 08:17:57 PM »
what are they worth down there, i paid $350(?) for mine 5 yrs ago and they are double that now for sure up here

I got mine 19 months ago for $1.6K and was happy to pay that. I'd say they're in the 1500-2000 range currently.

Very nice unique specimen. If you're happy about the cost that's cool.

I was helping my FFL bud at a show a few years back, and he had an SVT40 for sale for $1450 that wasn't taking any hits. At the show's end, I offered 2 SKSs and 2 Big 5 91/30s for it and he accepted. '41 Tula matching refurb but with an SVT38 mag. I later bought back one SKS for $300. PAX

Heckuva deal, even ~3 years back when your trade value was maybe $900-1000 and SVT-40s were $1100-1400. These have really gone up in the last few years. A quick look at completed auctions on GunBroker shows eight of them that sold for $2036 to $2475 and one rare factory matching example that sold for $3976  :o

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2020, 08:18:32 PM »
Very nice rifle, very uncommon version, and very good price, congratulations!

Thanks a lot!  :)

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2020, 12:11:16 AM »
Very nice rifle, very uncommon version, and very good price, congratulations!

Thanks a lot!  :)

That's one of version I have been trying to get. I know it's even more rare than 1942 snipers, which are more rare than 1941 snipers. You were so lucky!

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2020, 12:18:56 AM »
what are they worth down there, i paid $350(?) for mine 5 yrs ago and they are double that now for sure up here

I got mine 19 months ago for $1.6K and was happy to pay that. I'd say they're in the 1500-2000 range currently.

Very nice unique specimen. If you're happy about the cost that's cool.

I was helping my FFL bud at a show a few years back, and he had an SVT40 for sale for $1450 that wasn't taking any hits. At the show's end, I offered 2 SKSs and 2 Big 5 91/30s for it and he accepted. '41 Tula matching refurb but with an SVT38 mag. I later bought back one SKS for $300. PAX

Heckuva deal, even ~3 years back when your trade value was maybe $900-1000 and SVT-40s were $1100-1400. These have really gone up in the last few years. A quick look at completed auctions on GunBroker shows eight of them that sold for $2036 to $2475 and one rare factory matching example that sold for $3976  :o

SVT-40 prices have jumped up a lot in past two years, way before the COVID-19 pandemic. I heard it has something to do video games?

I recently bought a Soviet refurb 1940 Izhevsk off a less popular online auction site. For some reason, I was the only bidder and the seller is a veteran and kindly offered me a military discount. So it ended up with $1,600 shipped.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2020, 04:23:57 PM »
Good deal p,

I forgot to mention that I got all his spare SVT bits. Mess of stuff, including 2 slings and 300 rounds of X54.

The SKS I bought back was an undocumented Nam capture, matching except the bolt carrier. PAX
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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2020, 12:43:30 AM »
Good deal p,

I forgot to mention that I got all his spare SVT bits. Mess of stuff, including 2 slings and 300 rounds of X54.

The SKS I bought back was an undocumented Nam capture, matching except the bolt carrier. PAX

I think if you like SKS (mechanically), you would appreciate SVT-40 more.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2020, 12:46:57 AM »
To P32:

Three questions:
(1) do you think the trigger guard is factory stamped matching? (not stamped during refurb)
(2) is there a matching s/n e-penciled on the lower metal ventilator rear end (facing up)?
(3) is there a two-digit e-penciled number on front sight base (right side)?

Thank you!

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2020, 01:02:33 AM »
Good deal p,

I forgot to mention that I got all his spare SVT bits. Mess of stuff, including 2 slings and 300 rounds of X54.

The SKS I bought back was an undocumented Nam capture, matching except the bolt carrier. PAX

I think if you like SKS (mechanically), you would appreciate SVT-40 more.

Yes, I fell in love with it's simplicity in the one and only time I cleaned it. PAX
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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2020, 08:57:14 AM »
Have to agree with you on this. In terms of ease of cleaning, SKS wins hands down.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2020, 10:07:56 PM »
To P32:

Three questions:
(1) do you think the trigger guard is factory stamped matching? (not stamped during refurb)
(2) is there a matching s/n e-penciled on the lower metal ventilator rear end (facing up)?
(3) is there a two-digit e-penciled number on front sight base (right side)?

Thank you!

Um, took me a while to get back to you on this  rofl

(1) do you think the trigger guard is factory stamped matching? (not stamped during refurb). No, I think it was stamped during refurbishment. The font on the receiver is sans serif, whereas the font on the trigger guard has serifs, most noticeable on the "2" but also on the "1".

(2) is there a matching s/n e-penciled on the lower metal ventilator rear end (facing up)? If I understand your question correctly, then no.

(3) is there a two-digit e-penciled number on front sight base (right side)? Nope









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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2020, 10:08:13 PM »
I got my original SVT-40 tool today. Works like a charm. I had ordered a repro from Russia a long time ago and it was crap. The pentagonal gas adjustment wrench didn't fit (the pentagonal opening was too small to fit over the gas adjustor), nor did the gas tube removal wrench work (too big of an opening in the wrench).







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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2020, 01:18:40 AM »
Thank you very much! I actually think I can see a two-digit number e-penciled on the right side of front sight base. If you zoom-in your pic, you will see a number looks like '42'.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2020, 02:12:47 PM »
So, fellas....Who's got the bayonet for one of these?
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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2020, 10:05:15 AM »
Thank you very much! I actually think I can see a two-digit number e-penciled on the right side of front sight base. If you zoom-in your pic, you will see a number looks like '42'.

A close examination of the area in person reveals random scratches, no numbers.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2020, 10:06:46 AM »
So, fellas....Who's got the bayonet for one of these?

I wish...not willing to fork out $400-500 and hope it makes it through customs  :o Owners of bayonets in the US don't seem to be putting them up for sale.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2021, 10:07:43 AM »
So, fellas....Who's got the bayonet for one of these?

I have one Soviet refurb late style SVT-40 bayonet with scabbard.

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Re: 1942 SVT-40 Tula made, at Mednogorsk
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2021, 10:08:36 AM »
You got an SVT-38 tool, very nice!

I got my original SVT-40 tool today. Works like a charm. I had ordered a repro from Russia a long time ago and it was crap. The pentagonal gas adjustment wrench didn't fit (the pentagonal opening was too small to fit over the gas adjustor), nor did the gas tube removal wrench work (too big of an opening in the wrench).