C&R Russian Izhevsk SVT-40 7.62x54R 24” Semi-Auto Rifle WWII Soviet Union

SOLD FOR: $3000

WOA#: WY220917DC001

Make: Izhevsk, Russia

Model:  SVT-40

Serial Number: EA2279, T07750

Year of Manufacture: 1941

Caliber: 7.62×54

Action Type: Semi-Auto

Markings: Left side of the receiver at the barrel base is marked “EA2279” with a proofmark. Top of the receiver at the barrel base is marked with “1941r” and several proof marks including the Izhevsk Arrow, the Soviet Arsenal refurbishment marker, and other proof marks. See pictures for full proofing. The right side of the receiver at the barrel base is adorned with 4 proof marks. There are two proof marks on the magazine release, including possibly a Izhevsk factory Arrow. There is a proofmark on the left side of the trigger and one on the rear of the trigger guard. The trigger guard is marked, “EA2279”. The left side of the buttstock is marked, “EA2279”.  The left and right side of the stock has several Russian proof marks. The bottom of the magazine has a Izhevsk proof mark.  The charging handle is marked, “EA2279”.  The rear of the receiver is marked, “T07750”.  The left side of the front sight has two proof marks.  The left side of the magazine is marked, “NB4365” in electric pencil.

Barrel Length: 24” before muzzle brake, 26.75” after muzzle brake

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded post. The rear sight is a “U” notched sliding sight escalator marked from “1-15”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is solid wood throughout, with significant scratches on the buttstock, and some ding in other locations. Considering this firearm’s age and provenance, the stock is in Very Good Condition  The flash hider is an early style flash hider.  The receiver is an original Sniper configuration with scope mounting rails.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 1x 10rd Type 3 SVT magazine in Good condition.  There is moderate amounts of pitting throughout the surface.

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is minimal to no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear along the handguard and buttstock. There is some very light pitting on leaf sight.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of one original magazine.

Our Assessment:  The SVT-40 was one of the russian breadwinners of World War II. With over a million made, it was the Soviet Union’s first major foray into repeating rifle armaments after the long and storied career of the mosin line of rifles, and would serve as an extra level of firepower for many soviet rifleman squads.  This particular rifle was made at the Izhevsk Arsenal in 1941, while the Soviet Union was still reeling from Operation Barbarossa. Working round the clock under the slogan “Everything for the front, Everything For Victory”, the Izhevsk plant would produce this rifle, amongst others, before it was evacuated eastward to avoid the advance of the German 2nd Panzer Division. The SVT-40 would equip Soviet troops throughout World War II before being superseded by newer rifles like the SKS and AK-47. It would also serve in Finnish hands, and was dispersed in limited numbers to other Warsaw Pact countries. The other major conflict to see usage of the SVT-40 was the Korean War, where SVTs were sent to help equip the North Korean army. This particular SVT-40 comes with its original proofs, stock,  and magazine, and can also be paired with a bayonet and SVT Scope if you are lucky enough to find one. Grab yourself a legendary piece of World War II memorabilia today and get bidding!

C&R Russian Izhevsk SVT-40 7.62x54R 24” Semi-Auto Rifle WWII Soviet Union
C&R Russian Izhevsk SVT-40 7.62x54R 24” Semi-Auto Rifle WWII Soviet Union