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 Post subject: STV-40 Sniper Rifle
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 17:06 pm 
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Does any know if the scope bracket for the STV-40 Sniper Rifle is unique to this particular gun.

Its difficult to see how the standard Mosin Nagant bracket would fit the gun.


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Try asking Ryton Arms, they have some de-act SVT40 with the rails fitted.

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errm im pretty sure you cant fit an svt scope to a mosin nagant. not sure about the other way around though

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Both the scope and mount (bracket) is unique to the SVT-40 and the mount won't fit on any other rifle.

Although the SVT version of the PU scope will fit in a Mosin mount; the later PU scopes made for the mosin's won't fit in a SVT mount.


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Thats what I thought.

Ryton were talking about buying some repro PU sights which are still manufactured in Russia and are widly advertised on e-bay, but without the correct bracket they are useless.

Unless they have aquired some brackets recently, they do not have any.
There is a dealer on e-bay currently advertising the bracket for the earlier version of the this rifle, but he does go out of his way to state that it will not fit any other rifle.


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I think Marstar used to have some of the mounts separately but I've not looked on their website for ages.

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Looking at the various adverts even a repro mount and scope would set you back Four to Five Hundred Pounds.

I also note from one of the gun board forums that the sniper version has a different top action cover with a cut out for the catch on the scope mount. All early SVT Rifles in theroy had the groves milled out for the scope rails, but without the modified top feed cover you cannot fit a scope or mount.

Does anyone know if the rifles sold by World Wide Arms with German markings are original, or are they stamping them?


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REME 245 wrote:
I also note from one of the gun board forums that the sniper version has a different top action cover with a cut out for the catch on the scope mount. All early SVT Rifles in theroy had the groves milled out for the scope rails, but without the modified top feed cover you cannot fit a scope or mount.
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This is not true.
I have a sniper and none sniper version of the SVT 40, and comparing them, the top covers are the same. There is however, a groove milled across the end of the top of the reciever to take the scope mount catch.
So again, its more milling of the reciever.

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I sold a set of PU scope covers to a shooter at Bisley - he brought them back to say that they didnt fit!!

As he had the rifle with him I had a look - it wasnt a PU on his Mosi - it was a SVT40 scope & he never knew

Oh well - I took some snapshots of it - dunno where they are right now


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Look here for the best reference source on SVT40

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

None of Rytons have the Sniper Grove which is what I meant in my earlier
message. The presence of the sniper rails generally denotes production before late 1942.

If you want to select a rarer example look for one made by the Korov Arsenal or one with a Naval Infrantry stock. Avoid the guns fitted with ATV 40 stocks post-war. This was a common practice during rebuilds.


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Hey, anybody knows where I can find the info in order to identify the right scope, mount for the SVT40? I have heard there are many repro out there. Thx.


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This is the best forum for asking such questions.

http://forums.gunboards.com/

Do a search on the sniper section.

This is also the best place for any Mosin Nagant questions.


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