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 Post subject: Tokarev SVT 40
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:55 am 
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It took me a couple of months but here she is.
My very own Tokarev SVT 40.
This all matching rifle was built by Izhevsk in 1940.
Here are some pictures

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Tokarev SVT40 trigger safety

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Left tool is used for field stripping the SVT40(I believe this one was issued with the SVT38)
Right tool is to adjust the front sight


You might have noticed that the holes in the hand guard are filled with wood.
Until recently German gun law didn’t allow gun owners to own military assault rifles in their original configuration.
Reason for that was the so called” Kriegswaffen Kontrol Gesetz” or in good English “War arms control law”, a heritage of WW II.
The law also says that the flash hider had to be removed, cut of, or covered by a metal cap.
Also the holes in the metal hand guard covering the gas system had to be covered by a metal cap.
When you do all this the rifle will jam after 25 to 30 rounds of rapid fire because it runs hot.
For some reason this rifle has been saved (except for the bayonet lug, which was cut off) and only the holes in the hand guard were filled.
They can be removed very easily though.
I will remove the wooden fillings after I have removed the finish on the stock.
It’s not original and it gives me the opportunity to give the original look back to the rifle.
I took the SVT 40 apart to refinish the stock

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SVT40 field stripped

It hasn’t been cleaned lately and that’s an understatement.
I even believe that the person who last cleaned this rifle was a Russian.
The hardest parts to clean were the piston and the gas regulator.
The gas regulator wouldn’t even come out so I put a few drops of Ballistol on that part and left it for a while.
After 24 hours in Ballistol the gas regulator came out.
I was surprised it let through the gas.
It was filled with dirt.
Got it cleaned already.

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No pitting on the piston....looking good so far

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Gas regulator is clean again

Strange thing was that the trigger assembly looked like new

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Ah well, at least I know everything works.
Now I’m going to work on the stock.
I’ll keep you all posted.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Martin


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Any progress on the new sight/muzzle brake ?


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Still working on that Bruce.
All I need is some time.
After our vacation I started working on the garden.
Takes a lot of time.
I'll keep you posted.
Won't take long now.

Thanks again. :D

met vriendelijke groet,

Martin


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A very nice looking rifle. We never even see those around these parts!

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nice rifle there Martin. one of these days I am gonna snag one too.

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very nice martin , this is one fine looking rifle


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 Post subject: Re: Tokarev SVT 40
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:54 am 
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Hallo Martin !

Ik heb onlangs eveneens een SVT40 gekocht, bijna identiek aan deze op uw fotos; bouwjaar 1941, de gaten in het hout zijn niet opgevuld maar de vlamdemper is dezelfde (ik heb mij laten vertellen dat dit een vroeg model zou vlamdemper zijn).
Voorlopig is het wapen nog in bewaring in de schietklub, in afwachting van mijn vergunning, maar ik mag er wel al mee spelen :-)
Ik zou de SVT wel graag volledig kuisen alvorens ermee te schieten, kan jij mij eventueel een link bezorgen naar "field strip instructions" of de "Users manual" ?
Alvast bedankt.
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