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1942 Tula SVT 40
« on: September 03, 2020, 10:08:32 PM »
I'm soooooo weak! I just couldn't pass it up at the price I paid considering on GB they're selling for 2.5 times as much. Matching numbers plus some electro-pencilled. The latter don't quite match though. Instead of 1797 they wrote 1791. Not sure why that was done? Plum bolt. Most of the SVT40's I've seen, have 7 holes in the barrel shroud, but this one has 8. Also, the muzzle break is different than the others I have seen. Is the safety on the wrong side? I thought they were supposed to be on the other side? Unless it was an AVT stock? Magazine is a reproduction, but I have 2 more originals. Now I'm back up to 3 SVT 40's. I'd dig the other two out to compare the safety's, but that's quite an ordeal these days. Thanks.



















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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 10:20:27 PM »
Nice score!  thumb1

The 8 hole barrel shroud and the hole in the safety lever are early SVT-40 features (and the safety is on the correct side). Of course it's probably by chance that they are both earlier parts, as during refurbishment parts tended to get mixed up.

I'd guess the "1791"s were just mistakes.

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 10:38:38 PM »
What about the muzzle break having the 4 big square holes vs. the slots?

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 10:42:51 PM »
Very nice regardless of the numbering, but I would say they matched the stenciling to the stock instead of the receiver as the stock is stamped 1791 as well
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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 10:47:35 PM »
I'm jealous....
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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 10:50:25 PM »
I think someone was sipping too much vodka at the mill. It's strange that the stock and receiver numbers are that close.

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 03:41:43 AM »
What about the muzzle break having the 4 big square holes vs. the slots?

Yours is a later style, which is correct for your May 1942 (Tula)/Mednogorsk.

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 09:20:25 AM »
very cool weak guy.  thumb1
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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 10:30:17 AM »
What about the muzzle break having the 4 big square holes vs. the slots?

Yours is a later style, which is correct for your May 1942 (Tula)/Mednogorsk.
Does the Mednogorsk make it less common or more valuable and how can you tell it was made in May? thanks

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 02:45:42 PM »
What about the muzzle break having the 4 big square holes vs. the slots?

Yours is a later style, which is correct for your May 1942 (Tula)/Mednogorsk.
Does the Mednogorsk make it less common or more valuable and how can you tell it was made in May? thanks

Tula (Factory 314) relocated to Mednogorsk in late 1941 as the Germans were encroaching on the area around Moscow. No more or less valuable. The first letter indicates the month of production, which seems to be a pattern on many/all Soviet late 1930s to mid 1950s era arms with letter blocks, if you can collect enough serial number data to figure out the pattern.

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 08:57:01 PM »
Nice SVT thumb1!!  Mine fell into the category of, "I wish woulda kept mine" cry1.

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2020, 10:59:11 AM »
I'm definitely torn between love for these rifles and collecting vs selling for bank. But then what am I going to do with a bunch of worthless paper, especially if the powers that be plan on changing the currency. Then again the other side of my brain worries if the Dems get in power, are they coming after our collections?

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Re: 1942 Tula SVT 40
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2020, 11:56:07 PM »
Then again the other side of my brain worries if the Dems get in power, are they coming after our collections?

Of course they will. Likely not at first. Just look what happened in England.
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