Rare Russian Izhevsk Tokarev SVT-40 7.62x54R 24” Rifle WWII Finnish Capture

SOLD FOR: $3450

WOA#: WY230112JS009

Our Assessment:  The SVT-40 was one of the Russian bread winners 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 Tokarev 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 The SVT-40 would equip Soviet troops throughout World War II before being superseded by newer rifles like the SKS and AK-47.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. This particular SVT-40 is a Finnish capture with appropriate Finnish proofs.  The parts don’t appear to be force matched which makes this an early capture.  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 and Finish proofs, stock,  and Type 2 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! Only a few thousand Finnish Captures were ever imported into the United States. Please see details below, our high definition photos, and good luck on your bid!

Make: Izhevsk, Russia

Model:  SVT-40

Serial Number: 3n4632

Year of Manufacture: 1941

Caliber: 7.62x54R

Action Type: Semi-Auto

Markings: Left side of the receiver at the chamber is marked “3n4632” with a Finnish Acceptance Stamp “SA” proofmark. Top of the receiver at the chamber 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 chamber 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 which is the Izhevsk Arrow with a triangle. The trigger guard is marked, “3n4632”. The left side of the buttstock is marked, “329” with a two Letter Prefix that is indistinguishable.  The left and right side of the stock has several Russian proof marks including a factory Soviet Arsenal refurbished diamond. The bottom of the magazine has a Finnish Acceptance SA proof mark.  The charging handle is marked, “KM323”.  The rear of the receiver is marked with an Izhevsk Proof Mark and Circle K.  The left side of the front sight has two proof marks, a Izhevsk Arrow and a Diamond 38.  The right side of the front sight has a “P” proof mark.  The right side of the top vented handguard has an Izhevsk Proof mark. There are several proofs all around the magazine along with “Kr4133 /3”. The rear sight has several proof marks on top, bottom, and underneath.  The rim of the receiver has several proof marks.  The bottom of the bolt is marked “888” in electric pencil with several proof marks.

Barrel Length: 24” before muzzle brake, 26.75” after fixed 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 dings in other locations as well has a pretty good sized chip on the belly. Considering this firearm’s age and provenance, the stock is in Very Good Condition  The flash hider is an early style Izhevsk original flash hider. The safety is an Early Hole in Safety Switch.  The Top Barrel shroud is a 8 Hole Version implemented in January 1941.   The rear sight has a central groove.  The barrel band is an Early two piece band/sling ring. The Bolt is “in white” which makes it pre Autumn of 1941.   The stock appears to be a narrow stock with a single cutout.   The receiver has appropriate rails.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 1x 10rd Type 2 SVT magazine in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Original Finn Capture Refurbished

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 80% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows its age and service with some light thinning throughout and scratches. There is some very light pitting on the top cover but nothing significant.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition for a Finnish Capture.

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 and original cleaning rod.

Rare Russian Izhevsk Tokarev SVT-40 7.62x54R 24” Rifle WWII Finnish Capture
Rare Russian Izhevsk Tokarev SVT-40 7.62x54R 24” Rifle WWII Finnish Capture