Ruchnaya zagruzka Vintovka Tokareva
Tokarev’s Manually Loading Rifle
CURRENTLY ON HOLD. WE ARE WORKING TO RESOLVE THE HARD EXTRACTION PROBLEMS THAT PREVENTS PROPER CYCLING OF THE ACTION. THE RIFLE CAN'T BE RELEASED UNTIL THE RIFLE FUNCTIONS FLAWLESSLY.
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The SVT-40 is a Soviet battle rifle which saw widespread service during and after World War II. It was intended to be the new service rifle of the Soviet Red Army but the introduction of the SVT-40 was disrupted by the German invasion in 1941, resulting in a switch back to the older Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle for the duration.
Soviet small arms were usually of simple and robust construction, designed for use by poorly educated and sometimes poorly equipped soldiers. The SVT-38, in contrast, had been designed with weight savings in mind, including its wood stock, receiver, and action. It is gas-operated action with a gas-cylinder cup that was not readily accessible. It was complex by Soviet standards, and was not suited to handle corrosively-primed ammunition without frequent cleaning.
The SVT was highly regarded and it was a very sought-after war trophy, Germany and other Axis countries captured hundreds of thousands of SVTs from the Eastern Front (World War II). As the Germans were short of self-loading rifles themselves, the SVT (designated as G.259(r) by the Wehrmacht) saw widespread use in German hands against their former owners. The Germans even issued their own operating manual for the SVT.
Despite its relatively brief service career, the SVT was a prolific weapon on the Eastern Front during the 'Great Patrotic War', and it had considerable impact on European battle rifle designs during and immediately after the war. The German G-43 and the later FN FAL were both influenced by the SVT.
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