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108729 No. 108729 ID: 0fd95c
I had a chance to handle one of these recently and took a few photos.
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>> No. 108730 ID: 0fd95c
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There are actually quite few parts in common with the later SVT-40. Note that the magazine here is from an SVT-40. I have some comparison photos of it with an SVT-38 magazine I will also post.
>> No. 108731 ID: 0fd95c
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The safety lever and magazine release are unique to this model. The magazine release lever does not fold.
>> No. 108732 ID: 0fd95c
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>> No. 108735 ID: 0fd95c
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The muzzle extension is similar to the later SVT-40 but lacks the cleaning rod hole and retainer. The muzzle nut is shaped slightly differently and screws in flush with the end of the muzzle brake.
>> No. 108736 ID: 0fd95c
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This rifle was a GI bringback, taken from a German soldier. As such there is no import mark and we could not find any Waffenamts to indicate it had been officially reissued as a SlG.258(r). Note that is a lower-case 'L' as the full name is 'Selbstladegewehr'. The SVT-40 was, as you would expect, the SlG.259(r).
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>> No. 108739 ID: 0fd95c
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The receiver, receiver cover, bolt carrier, bolt and rear sight appear largely unchanged with the SVT-40 model.
>> No. 108740 ID: 0fd95c
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>> No. 108741 ID: 0fd95c
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The receiver, bolt and bolt carrier have matching serial numbers.
>> No. 108742 ID: 0fd95c
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Oddly enough, the trigger guard serial does not match the rest of the rifle. Though it had no rebuild marks, this part was obviously swapped at some time during its service life.
>> No. 108743 ID: 0fd95c
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The barrel bands are split, much like those found on the Mosin Nagant rifles rather than the solid bands found on the SVT-40. These retainers also lack the dimple to allow a cartridge to be used to depress them.
>> No. 108745 ID: 0fd95c
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Magazine comparison. The SVT-38 magazine will be on the left in these photos.
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>> No. 108747 ID: 0fd95c
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>> No. 108748 ID: 0fd95c
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>> No. 108749 ID: 0fd95c
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Last photo in this set.
>> No. 108750 ID: f46323
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108750
Drake!
Glad to see you back! How's the ammo life?
>> No. 108751 ID: f46323
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108751
I bought a WW2 SVT-40, back in the early '90s and it was a nice shooter, but I sold it to someone who really wanted it.

- Original 1941 Tula SVT-40. It has been Arsenal Refurbished with a Naval AVT stock and Plum Bolt.
>> No. 108752 ID: e9dc13
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108752
So how is this SVT-38 compared to your SVT-40?
Any significant differences in how they operate and fire?
>> No. 108753 ID: e9dc13
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>>108736
From the wealth of photos I have seen of German troops in WW2 using captured SVT-38 and SVT-40 rifles, they must have been popular.
https://honortheveterans.com/weapons/russian/svt-3840/wwii-photos/svt-3840-wwii-photos-german/
>> No. 108754 ID: e9dc13
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>> No. 108755 ID: e9dc13
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>> No. 108756 ID: aa52e9
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SVT-40 captured and being used in the Battle of Stalingrad.
>> No. 108757 ID: 04d80a
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108757
And imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Such as with this Italian Pavesi prototype SVT copy in 8x59 Breda...
http://www.operatorchan.org/k/res/98094.html#101594
https://www.forgottenweapons.com/pavesi-prototype-svt-copy-video/
>> No. 108758 ID: f46323
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108758
The Walther Gewehr 43 was the Nazis’ answer to the superlative American M1 Garand. A gas-operated design actually pirated from the Soviet SVT40 self-loading rifle, the G43 was relatively lightweight and offered fast and reliable semiautomatic fire from a detachable ten-round box magazine. Though the magazine was tidy and removable, German Infantrymen were typically only issued two spares and fed the gun instead via standard five-round stripper clips from the top. These strippers were the same sort that fed the bolt-action Kar98k.
The G43 was later designated the K43, but the two weapons were otherwise identical. The G43 included a short length of cleaning rod underneath the barrel. Several soldiers would pool their cleaning rod segments to make a single usable tool.
The rear sight of the G43 was a sliding tangent, while the front sight was a fixed hooded barleycorn. The leather sling mounted on the left side. The safety was a rotating lever at the back of the receiver. A sheet steel re-ceiver cover helped keep the action clean from battlefield crud.
G43 rifles were intended to be issued at the rate of 19 rifles per Infantry company, along with ten separate ZF-4 sights and mounts. Allerberger fired all the new rifles his unit received and selected the most accurate for marksmen rifles. The scopes and mounts were then matched to their host rifles and marked by hand with the gun’s serial number.
https://www.swatmag.com/article/wehrmacht-sniper-lessons-eastern-front/
>> No. 108759 ID: 0fd95c
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>>108750
Good to see you're still around as well. The collection has grown quite a bit, it is near 3100 cartridges at present. This was a photo I took back in January of the pile that had accumulated which I still needed to sort and catalog.

>>108752
While we did not have the opportunity to shoot this one and it would be of questionable wisdom to do so as the stock exhibited at least two cracks, SVT-38's handle and shoot much like the later SVT-40's. Most of the differences lie in the design of the stock and hand guards, the placement of the cleaning rod and the function of the magazine catch. I did find the SVT-38's mag catch seemed a bit more fiddly than those on the SVT-40 which may have had a hand in why it was redesigned. These two magazines were very snug fits but that can be the case with SVT-40's as well since the locking lug occasionally needs fitting to the individual rifle.
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