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Rifle SVT-40: a step forward in the arms business or the failure of the designer

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For each type weapons different people have different opinions. And there are not so many weapons samples in the world that have received flattering reviews from the overwhelming majority of experts, including directly those who use these samples - the military.


Even individuals who call themselves experts in the field of weapons have complaints about the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The story on the Lazarev Tactical channel examines the Tokarev self-loading rifle of the 1930s. Such rifles have been produced at the Izhevsk Arms Plant since the early 1940s.

The first combat use of SVT was the Soviet-Finnish war.

With more than one and a half million SVT rifles released at one time, there is still a kind of dispute about what this weapon once became: a real step forward in the art of weapons or the failure of a designer.

It is not entirely clear the statement of the author of the video that the rifle in question was "a fairly rare weapon." Users drew attention to this in their comments.

The video demonstrates both the SVT-40 itself and its disassembly with a description of the mechanisms used by the designer in the weapon, which this year celebrated historical 80th anniversary of the introduction into service of the Red Army.

When disassembling:

There is a lot of sand to hide. Heating will lead to expansion, and insufficient lubrication will cause seizure.

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  1. ssergey1978
    ssergey1978 25 November 2020 17: 16
    +9
    The rifle was unambiguously successful, was highly appreciated in Germany, and they tried to copy it in 42-43 in Nazi Germany. Differs in high accuracy, low weight and worked out mechanism. I thought about buying it myself, but I would have to change the safe
    1. 210ox
      210ox 25 November 2020 17: 22
      +7
      The Red Army men called it "Sveta". And yes, as a trophy, the floor was of great interest to the enemy.
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 25 November 2020 17: 55
        +8
        Svetka is an excellent rifle for its time! Very "capricious" like any "lady", but with proper care - it gives consistently good results. She was in great demand and respect among the units of the Marines (the sailors at that time were better technically prepared than the Red Army soldiers).
        By the way, the Nazis never succeeded in creating anything equal to SVT - to create during the Second World War.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 26 November 2020 00: 03
          -4
          Quote: Hunter 2
          By the way, the Nazis did not succeed in anything equal to the SVT - to create during the Second World War

          come on, the G43 is quite an equal.
          1. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 27 November 2020 13: 43
            +4
            come on, the G43 is quite an equal.

            I can’t compare, but the Germans, EMNIP, have worn out with its predecessor - I mean the G41. hi "Vika" writes that the Germans borrowed from SVT for the G43:
            Nevertheless, the Walter rifle proved to be somewhat more promising, and therefore it was modified in 1943 - the unsuccessful German exhaust system was replaced by a much more successful system borrowed from the Soviet SVT-40 Tokarev rifle.
            1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
              Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 27 November 2020 14: 03
              -1
              Quote: Pane Kohanku
              but with its predecessor, the Germans, EMNIP, suffered a lot - I'm talking about the G41

              And so it is that, based on the study of SVT38 / 40, the Armaments Directorate (Reich) put forward requirements for a self-loading rifle without the weaknesses of the Soviet SVT. As a result, the failed Hever 41 appeared. No, well, the Germans, as always, cannot be denied the elegance of technical solutions and pedantry in fulfilling all technical conditions, but it was impossible to fight with this. But the Gever 43 is quite a worthy gun.
              1. Pane Kohanku
                Pane Kohanku 27 November 2020 14: 30
                +2
                But the Gever 43 is quite a worthy gun.

                EMNIP, the most armed with self-loading rifles army during WWII were Americans with "guarantors"?
                Although they had a not-so-ordinary Johnson rifle - for the Marines.
                1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
                  Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 27 November 2020 14: 59
                  0
                  Quote: Pane Kohanku
                  the most armed with self-loading rifles army during WWII were the Americans with "guarantors"?

                  which the Japanese tried to copy (type 5). In general, the Asians did not go to business with self-loading rifles.
                  1. Pane Kohanku
                    Pane Kohanku 27 November 2020 15: 01
                    +2
                    which the Japanese tried to copy (type 5). In general, the Asians did not go to business with self-loading rifles.

                    they had few with machine guns - one model, and they made it - the cat cried on the scale of the world war.
                2. Catfish
                  Catfish 27 November 2020 23: 14
                  +2
                  Kohl, hi! hi
                  You forgot about the magnificent M1 carbine, it, of course, was not produced as massively as the rifle, but the design was so good that it outlived the Garand rifle for longevity and popularity.
                  1. Aleksandr72
                    Aleksandr72 28 November 2020 07: 55
                    +1
                    Exactly the opposite: the Garand M1 rifle, produced from 1936 to the end of 1945, amounted to about 4 million units, the M1 carbine - more than 6 million units (including 300 in the automatic M000 version). The popularity of the carbine was explained by the fact that it was much lighter than a rifle, with little recoil (Garand had such a strong recoil that not every fighter could shoot all the wearable ammunition during one clash) - this is all thanks to a cartridge slightly more powerful than a pistol , but much weaker than rifle (muzzle energy 2x7,62 - 33 J, 1299x7,62 - 63 J, 3601x7,62 (TT) - 25 J (reinforced versions up to 528 J). The reverse side of the weakness of the cartridge is a lower damaging effect, especially if the target is protected by at least thick winter clothing (wadded jackets of North Korean infantrymen and Chinese people's volunteers), which is why, after the winter battles in North Korea, American soldiers began to massively abandon M834 carbines.
                    1. IImonolitII
                      IImonolitII 28 November 2020 10: 14
                      +2
                      Please, stop replicating myths. 7.62x33 stitches a stack of quilted jackets without problems. And the bad reviews came from poor reliability at low temperatures, and a low flatness of the trajectory (in mountain conditions it is simply difficult to aim)
                    2. Alexfly
                      Alexfly 28 November 2020 12: 22
                      +1
                      cartridge 30.30 has a muzzle energy of 1890 J, i.e. like the M43. The bullet at 30.30 had a more rounded shape, approximately the same mass, therefore the characteristics were appropriate. Yes, and M1 were used more or less by the commanding staff, they do not need Garand .. And they are designed to work at different distances ...
                    3. Catfish
                      Catfish 28 November 2020 14: 21
                      0
                      American soldiers began to massively abandon the M1 carbines.

                      In Vietnam too?


                      And the Garand rifle itself has already been removed from service, the M14 is a completely different weapon.
                    4. IImonolitII
                      IImonolitII 29 November 2020 23: 20
                      0
                      I will supplement the previous comment. The story of the non-penetration of quilted jackets is an excuse for the Marine Corps command.

                      Just before Korea, based on the results of reviews from the Pacific theater of war of the WWII, they decided to equip half of the rifle units with carbines instead of guarantors. And parachutists who arrived earlier use them all over the state (with a folding stock). And then it turns out that at low temperatures, a system with a super-short piston on a cartridge with a revolving powder and a low pressure in the bore is unreliable, plus half of the magazines also cause delays. And I had to fight in the cold, in the mountains. A bullet with a low vivacity quickly loses speed, the trajectory is ballistic. The fighters of the elite troops are suffering, those who have guarantors and bars thank the gentlemen.

                      This is where the tale of North Korean armored vehicles is born, something akin to the armadas of German tanks and ranks of machine gunners from Soviet popular history books.
                      1. Alexey RA
                        Alexey RA 30 November 2020 10: 38
                        +1
                        Quote: IImonolitII
                        And then it turns out that at low temperatures, a system with a super-short piston on a cartridge with a revolving powder and with a low pressure in the bore is unreliable, plus half of the magazines also cause delays. And I had to fight in the cold, in the mountains. A bullet with a low vivacity quickly loses speed, the trajectory is ballistic.

                        EMNIP, the problem was that the basic training in shooting was done with a rifle. As a result, having received a carbine, the Marines aimed as they were used to, not taking into account the difference in ballistics. The result - the bullets fell in front of the enemy.
            2. Catfish
              Catfish 27 November 2020 23: 21
              +2
              Hello and good night. hi
              I didn’t read anything about the G43 from German authors, so I don’t presume to judge, but I read about the SVT-40 one "theirs" sniper from the "Leibstandart", he fought with her on the Kursk Bulge, so he praised her as little the system is so praised.
    2. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 25 November 2020 17: 40
      +4
      everything was simpler..the rifle had features in servicing like any complex mechanism, which required a certain competence in servicing weapons..which led to the fact that the marines, for example, whose units were often formed from sailors of ships of the fleet and who were more educated in terms of maintenance mechanisms loved this weapon because they considered it reliable, accurate and quick-firing, but the infantrymen, where they often came across poorly educated villagers who did not understand how the tractor works on their collective farm, considered the weapon unreliable and more appreciated the easier-to-maintain Mosin rifle ..
      1. zenion
        zenion 25 November 2020 17: 57
        +3
        Surprisingly, even such a simple weapon as a sword and a bow had to be cleaned and oiled. This is not a stone that was raised in order to throw it. Everything that is done by human hands will require attention.
        1. Boris Chernikov
          Boris Chernikov 25 November 2020 18: 01
          +2
          of course ... but even now not every soldier understands that a machine gun needs to be looked after ... but in those years ... this was more difficult
          1. Simargl
            Simargl 25 November 2020 20: 15
            0
            Quote: Boris Chernikov
            not every soldier understands that a machine gun needs to be looked after ... but in those years ... this was more difficult
            A bike, not a bike ... I read how they tried to explain to the soldiers that in the passage you need to protect the barrel by wrapping the muzzle with a rag ... but the soldiers stubbornly plugged the barrel - it was also faster and more convenient ...
            1. Boris Chernikov
              Boris Chernikov 25 November 2020 20: 30
              +1
              heh .. well .. maybe that is .. anyway .. equipment loves caress, cleaning and lubrication ..
              1. Simargl
                Simargl 25 November 2020 20: 34
                +3
                Quote: Boris Chernikov
                anyway ... technology loves
                ... competent service.
                Otherwise, you can clean it with a brick, grease it with grease ...
          2. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 26 November 2020 11: 42
            +6
            Quote: Boris Chernikov
            of course ... but even now not every soldier understands that a machine gun needs to be looked after ... but in those years ... this was more difficult

            Harder - this is very mildly said. smile
            In parts of 97 SD rifles manufactured in 1940. , which were on hand for no more than 4 months, up to 29% are reduced to a state of rust in the barrel, machine guns "DP" manufactured in 1939 to 14% also have a deterioration of the barrel channels.
            © The KOVO weapons verification act for the 1940th year.
            The disdainful attitude towards the instruction on the storage and conservation of weapons in military units / § 222, 242 /, ignorance of the device of automatic weapons, its disassembly rules were brought to such a state that automatic rifles "ABC", submachine guns "Degtyarev", when disassembled by hardening, started in the gas paths, the entire gas exhaust unit is covered with rust, the surface of the barrel and other parts are heavily rusty. The same state of gas routes and machine guns "DP"
            © ibid.
            To great shame, and chagrin, cadet regiment schools have lesser knowledge of small arms than the knowledge of the Red Army, and yet despite this they are issued by junior commanders.
            There is no need to talk about the rules, cleaning weapons, and their inspection by younger commanders.
            © ibid.
            Unfortunately, there are still such commanders as junior lieutenant comrade **** (791 joint venture), who has only 6 rifles in the unit, and upon examination, all the rifles turned out to be rusty, his personal revolver "Nagant" was also rusty. , in the drum of which there were three spent cartridges. The revolver, according to the statement of junior lieutenant comrade ****, was not cleaned after firing for 3 months.
            © Order to the troops of the 5th army "On the results of the verification of the artillery property and in units of the 135th rifle division, 36 ltbr, 330 gap argk and corps units of the 27th army"
            Upon examination, they were rusty in the bore, on the outside or dirty with a coating under a bed of sand, garbage and even oats and hay: 1019 rifles, 381 Nagan revolvers, 24 DP machine guns, 13 Maxim machine guns, 15 - 50 mm mortars and 4 120 mm mortars
            © Order to the troops of the 5th army "On the results of verification of artillery weapons in the 87th division".
            1. Boris Chernikov
              Boris Chernikov 26 November 2020 11: 45
              0
              it's epic ... just epic
            2. dmitriygorshkov
              dmitriygorshkov 21 December 2020 20: 33
              0
              The revolver, according to the statement of the junior lieutenant comrade ****, was not cleaned after firing for 3 months.

              Such "commanders" had to be demoted to the disciplinary battalion.
      2. aleks neym_2
        aleks neym_2 26 November 2020 00: 31
        -1
        In the hands of a monkey, even a Kalash turns into a club!
        1. Mister X
          Mister X 27 November 2020 23: 40
          +3
          Quote: aleks neym_2
          In the hands of a monkey, even a Kalash turns into a club!

          hi
          Do not tell ...
          Sometimes even a monkey can shoot from a Kalash
      3. Snail N9
        Snail N9 26 November 2020 11: 38
        0
        Drabkin read that some commanders remember how the Red Army soldiers on the march managed to lose .... locks from "mosinki". That was the level of "preparation" they had ...
        1. Zug
          Zug 30 November 2020 13: 51
          0
          And losing it is a trifling matter. Lack of design and consequence. Tribunals and execution for sabotage. Especially after the units walk through the forests.
    3. Zug
      Zug 30 November 2020 13: 43
      0
      Her sniper was not used because of the "first shot", etc. She had problems with accuracy compared to Mosin.
    4. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 20 January 2021 09: 53
      0
      I was in Yakutia, on a business trip and by chance, I saw this rifle, at a work colleague. She got it from his grandfather. Year of release -1939. But he says that he hits, amazing. Moreover, every year it is used for hunting. He praised her very much.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 25 November 2020 17: 18
    +13
    Didn't like the movie. First, distortion of facts. What other "Russian-Finnish war" and what kind of attack on Tula in 42? Secondly. One and a half million barrels is not enough? Then there was an advertisement for a computer game, and with these gentlemen everything became clear.
  3. Growlers
    Growlers 25 November 2020 17: 31
    +5
    Aftors specialists from tyrnet ... Compilation, not understanding the essence
    1. zenion
      zenion 25 November 2020 17: 54
      -2
      There are people who cannot please. They resemble the father-in-law from the anecdote. I came to visit my son, but he was not there at that time. Walked, looked at everything, tasted borscht. The borsch is not what it should be. Daughter-in-law - mom tell me how to do it and I'll cook. Father-in-law - I don't know how, but not so!
  4. Ensign19
    Ensign19 25 November 2020 17: 34
    +2
    If my memory serves me, then on its basis the Belgians developed their Fal
    1. ssergey1978
      ssergey1978 25 November 2020 17: 37
      +3
      Does not change, Sev FAL construction with borrowing nodes
      1. Aleksandr72
        Aleksandr72 28 November 2020 09: 16
        +2
        To begin with, the FN FAL is a development of the design of the SAFN M49 self-loading rifle, which D. Sev began to develop in the 30s, while Tokarev began developing the future SVT-38/40. However, the Tokarev rifle was put into service even before the start of World War II and was refined following the results of the Soviet-Finnish war. And the Belgian rifle was put into service and went into production after the war - in 2, when the USSR had already adopted SKS and AK under an intermediate cartridge. Perhaps, while finalizing the design of his rifle, Sev got acquainted with the SVT-1949 and even borrowed something, but there is no evidence of this. Most likely, both designers independently came to similar design solutions, which determined the similarity (but not identity) of the design of both ABL SAFN M40 and SVT-49 rifles.
        Here is the Belgian rifle:
        1. Ensign19
          Ensign19 28 November 2020 12: 37
          -1
          Thank you, I didn’t know. Fal thought further development and simplification of CBT from the Belgians
    2. IImonolitII
      IImonolitII 28 November 2020 10: 19
      0
      With the same success, it can be said that the AK based on the guarantor was developed - from the general only the locking principle and the type of gas outlet.
  5. Constanty
    Constanty 25 November 2020 17: 36
    +2
    The SWT-40 rifle is, in my opinion, an advancement in the field of small arms, and the influence of this design can later be seen in many designs in other countries, including Germany.
    However, this weapon had its own characteristics.
    I found an interesting description of the use of SWT in the Battle of Lenino by the 1st Polish Infantry Division. Tadeusz Kosciuszko "
    . "
    Things are not going well in groups of rifle companies. All those soldiers who won the ten-shot semi-automatic SWT in Selce - to the envy of their colleagues at the time - now curse that day. In between counterattacks, platoon and company commanders reprimand the need to clean weapons.
    The eldest of the Turchinsky family, Jan, a pedant from the 6th Rifle Company, who fights along with his younger brother Anthony, smiles slightly and somewhat from above. Friends and brother mocked him during the exercises, when he paid most attention not to the boiler, but to the rifle.
    Yan Turchinsky will not jump into the ditch until he puts a cloak around the bolt of the rifle. No, SWT has never refused to obey him. "Salon weapons good for entertainment, not for war
    ", - then others cursed.

    It is interesting that in various recollections of the post-war "forest people" in Lithuania, the partisans appreciate these weapons very well, and there is no information about congestion and problems.
    Perhaps the problem was also related to the technical culture of the user and the time spent on service.
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 25 November 2020 17: 54
      +3
      Quote: Constanty
      Perhaps the problem was also related to the technical culture of the user and the time spent on service.

      Yes. In our country, too, the infantrymen, for the most part, did not really like SVT, and the sailors who fought on land as infantry were very praised, because they were more technically literate and did not see anything shameful in order to immediately clean their weapons after the battle.
      1. Constanty
        Constanty 25 November 2020 18: 01
        0
        Sorry, while editing the post, I cut out a piece of text:
        SWT catches sand very easily. Indeed, as if there was a magnet in it, and the grains of sand were iron. Platoon and company commanders pursue cleaning weapons in between counterattacks. It is not easy; the sand as if requested enters the barrel, into the chamber immediately after cleaning.
        1. Reviews
          Reviews 25 November 2020 18: 07
          0
          Quote: Constanty
          as if there was a magnet in it, and the grains of sand were iron... (...) Sand enters the barrel as requested, into the chamber immediately after cleaning.

          Well, you yourself understand that this is impossible. :)
          I can only assume that they wash the oil badly, not dry. So it sticks.
          1. Constanty
            Constanty 25 November 2020 20: 10
            0
            "as if"
            Maybe the translator explains it wrong. The point is, the impression is that the sand adhered to the "Sveta" as if it were magnesium, and the sand was metal. Of course it really isn't.
            1. Reviews
              Reviews 25 November 2020 20: 13
              +2
              Quote: Constanty
              "as if"
              Maybe the translator explains it wrong. The point is, the impression is that the sand adhered to the "Sveta" as if it were magnesium, and the sand was metal. Of course it really isn't.

              Yes, I realized that this is a figurative comparison. :) I just assumed why this could happen: due to negligence or due to haste, they did not wipe the oil dry. Sand and dust will stick - 100%.
              1. Constanty
                Constanty 25 November 2020 20: 34
                +1
                Full agreement - which is why I wrote that the problems with this rifle can be largely due to the technical culture of the users - for many, the transition from simple rifles to semi-automatic magazine rifles requiring attention and DELICATION was a problem.
                After all, the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division of Tadeusz Kosciuszko were mostly ordinary peasants (not that this was bad in itself!), And at first they were poorly trained soldiers.
                1. Reviews
                  Reviews 25 November 2020 21: 15
                  +2
                  Quote: Constanty
                  were mostly simple peasants (not that it was bad in itself!), and at first - poorly trained soldiers.

                  As with us. What I wrote above. More technically savvy sailors had no problems with SVT, although they fought in the same trenches. :)
                  1. Snail N9
                    Snail N9 26 November 2020 11: 53
                    +1
                    More technically savvy sailors had no problems with SVT, although they fought in the same trenches. :)

                    As well as "border guards" had no problems with her. However, they noted the inconvenience of handling it in trenches - too long. In addition, during artillery bombardments and bombing, the border guards wrapped the bolt carrier with rags to prevent clogging. Well, and there is one more factor, which for some reason is hardly mentioned anywhere-the disgusting quality of cartridges that did not allow them to be used in automatic weapons. Having shot and lost the cartridges made before the war, they had to use cartridges made already in wartime. But they were of disgusting quality - tolerances were often not respected, the bullets were poorly fixed, gunpowder was of disgusting quality and in different weights, the primers did not work, etc. If in the "mosinka" it was not so critical, then in the "light" this led to various delays and breakdowns, which did not add to the love of this weapon. Well, who will like it when you are fiddling with a jammed weapon, and your neighbor continues to shoot from a "mosinka" without delay. So, it was the poor quality of the cartridges that largely predetermined the negative attitude towards automatic rifles in the Red Army. I read from the same Drabkin how one commander who really liked the "light" always rummaged in cartridge zinc and selected cartridges for himself, more or less suitable in quality, at least in appearance. The soldiers were still twirling at their temples, showing that their commander was crazy - shaking each cartridge at his ear.
                    1. Reviews
                      Reviews 26 November 2020 11: 58
                      0
                      Say what you wanted?
  6. Terran ghost
    Terran ghost 25 November 2020 18: 00
    +2
    from the overwhelming majority of experts, including those who use these samples - the military.

    from individuals who call themselves weapons experts

    The problem is that among experts (including even active servicemen of armies of different countries of the world) there are people who have certain personal preferences and antipathies. Because experts are the same people. This is true, by the way.
    In between counterattacks, platoon and company commanders reprimand the need to clean weapons.

    during exercises, when he paid most attention not to the boiler, but to the rifle

    Well, in fact, any self-loading or automatic rifle is usually yes, more demanding to service than a non-automatic magazine rifle. That is more than offset by the superiority of self-loading weapons in terms of the rate of fire.
  7. svp67
    svp67 25 November 2020 18: 48
    0
    CBT is definitely a step forward and a success. It was she who became the prototype for the creation of other automatic rifles, including the legendary FN FAL.
    But the SVT-40 itself, of course, had many different drawbacks, one of them is a strong "barrel vibration" when fired
    1. dgonni
      dgonni 25 November 2020 19: 39
      +5
      The ripples are caused by the over-lightened trunk. And most importantly, at the moment after the bullet passes the transverse hole of the powder gases outlet to the automation!
      It was because of the combination of the re-lightened barrel, welted cartridge and Ravelli's grooves at Svetka that the main delays occurred with the delivery of the cartridge without removing the cartridge case, as well as the burn-in of the cartridge case during intensive shooting. A burn-in of a cartridge case is not quickly treated. In fact, the rifle becomes a useless piece of metal and wood.
      And the whole reason for the re-lightening of the barrel lies in the scheme of locking the barrel and the pursuit of a low weight which the military demanded!
      In fact, the skewed bolt and a powerful cartridge required a powerful receiver, otherwise the survivability of the locking system fell. They decided to reduce the weight at the expense of the barrel. Although I personally do not understand why, moreover, the PPSh did not put forward such wild demands. Although it was only 200 grams lighter than the light without a drum.
      Out and groove Ravelli. Since Tokarev understood that with such a light barrel he would warm up quickly, he used grooves. Which, when fired, equalized the pressure and, in theory, facilitated the extraction of the cartridge case. But, unfortunately, during intensive shooting, they also contributed to the burning of the shell!
      Why the decision was not made to weight the rifle barrel by 300 grams, providing it with excellent rigidity secret covered in darkness!
    2. Alexfly
      Alexfly 28 November 2020 12: 30
      0
      Any barrels have vibrations, both long and short, especially in the presence of gas venting mechanisms. The SVT, of course, has an amazing amplitude ...
  8. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 26 November 2020 12: 02
    +1
    My grandfather, who served in the marines in the Baltic, went through the Finnish one, and met the Great Patriotic War on Moonsund. He had an SVT-40. He praised this rifle very much, emphasizing that it needs to be monitored.
  9. Konnick
    Konnick 26 November 2020 20: 10
    +1
    The sniper version of the SVT was used by the NKVD troops. At the beginning of the war, the consolidated company of snipers of the 236th regiment of the 42nd separate brigade of the NKVD troops, armed with SVT, which included Mikhail Semenovich Markovichenko, with massive sniper fire disrupted the crossing of the Berezina, in my opinion, of an entire German division. Markovichenko himself was awarded the Order of the Red Banner in November 41 for this battle. By 43 he had over 200 Germans on his account.

    In Sweden, the Ljungman AG-42 self-loading rifle was adopted.
    In its shape, the AG-42B rifle strongly resembles the German G.43 (W), but structurally the SVT-40.
    The Swedes, without bothering, literally copied the SVT in many nodes - the bolt, the trigger, the movable receiver cover - all of the Tokarev design, the bolt cannot be distinguished at all.
    They took into account all the shortcomings of our rifle, and having eliminated them, brought it to almost perfection, where it served until the mid-60s.
  10. zloybond
    zloybond 27 November 2020 19: 58
    0
    With more than one and a half million SVT rifles released in their (SPACEBAR), there is still a kind of dispute about what this weapon at one time (REPEAT) became: a real step forward in the art of weapons or the failure of the designer.
    .... and so in every article .... vidmo such a rush, so the expert is in a hurry to issue articles to the mountain and the editors are so super literate that you read and think of it yourself as an expert)))) laughing laughing
  11. Alexfly
    Alexfly 28 November 2020 12: 25
    0
    It is a pity that, for economic reasons, they did not produce the AVS-36 Simonov, if you do not take its automatic function, then it is quite a decent version of a self-loading rifle.
  12. Megavolt
    Megavolt 30 November 2020 14: 21
    +1
    I have KO-SVT, made on the basis of AVT-40, 1944 onwards. I can't say anything bad - at the hole, 1,3 works flawlessly both in winter and in summer, there are no delays / shortages, it works like a clock. The only thing that bothers you is dancing with a tambourine in order to hang up the optics, and so - an excellent rifle for a hunter
  13. Kostya Kirsanov
    Kostya Kirsanov 11 January 2021 20: 12
    0
    An excellent rifle. Treat her like a beloved woman and she will answer you in kind. I have had it for more than 10 years. Hunted with her. I have never failed. Yes, he doesn't like grease, especially in the cold, but sometimes you need to turn on your brains when you go to work with it.
  14. Givi_49
    Givi_49 25 January 2021 23: 30
    0
    Step forward. Definitely.