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Old October 28, 2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Russian Tokarev SVT-40 Sniper ???

Hello All,
I was wondering what makes a Tokarev SVT-40 a Sniper.
I have A 1941 Model and it is stamped everywhere.
The serial # info. starts with HP2784 and then there is the letter 1 at an horizontal angle behind the last digit. It has the scope rails. I am also interested in learning how to tell which arsenal it was rebuilt at. All the numbers match except for the mag. and the bore looks fantastic.
Any info. on what makes it a Sniper would be much appreciated.
Best regards,Troy
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Old October 28, 2008, 01:01 AM   #2
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I could be wrong but I think any rifle the Soviets used as a "sniper" should be marked "CH" instead of "HP" as yours is.

The "CH" is an abbreviation for "Снайперская", which means...well.. sniper.
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Old October 28, 2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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Has anyone noticed that they're starting to want real money for SVT-40's? I saw two or three fairly average-looking samples at the show this past weekend, all with $700 or $800 tags swinging off of them...
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Old October 28, 2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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Tokarev Sniper and Arsenals

Hello All.
Thanks for the help.
I don't know that my HP is a Sniper and no one's has told me that. I was just wondering what the general configuration for a Sniper Version is. Can anyone tell me what arsenal it could have been re-built at.
I am not sure what markings designate the Arsenal.
Thanks again,Best Regards,Troy
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Old October 28, 2008, 08:20 AM   #5
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Can you post up some macro photos of the various markings on the rifle?
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Old October 28, 2008, 09:35 AM   #6
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I am not sure what markings designate the Arsenal.
The Tula Arsenal logo is a large star with a vertical arrow inside it. The Izhevsk Arsenal logo is a small triangle with a vertical arrow inside it. The Kovrov Arsenal mark is an elongated oval with a vertical arrow inside it. FWIW the arsenal markings on Soviet firearms are typically very easy to find, so you shouldn't have much trouble identifying it.

IIRC most SVT-40s were marked as Tula rifles, although not all of them were actually built at Tula. Tula was the first arsenal to be fully equipped to produce the newfangled SVT-40, but the factory was largely shut down during the German advance of late 1941, and most of the machinery was moved out of harm's way to Izhevsk. SVT-40 production continued at Izhevsk, but the rifles coming out of the Tula machinery were still stamped with the Tula star! Production was later curtailed because the SVT-40 required more man-hours and raw materials to produce than a Mosin-Nagant M91/30.
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Old October 29, 2008, 02:19 AM   #7
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This will tell you more than you know now about the SVT.

http://www.mosinnagant.net/USSR/SVTsection.asp

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Has anyone noticed that they're starting to want real money for SVT-40's?
I am glad for that, I was able to turn my SVT 40 into an IDPA prepped S&W 610-2 with a 4" tube installed and the 3" tube sent with it.

I was happy with the trade.

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