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mblat
06-09-2006, 7:49 PM
here they are my babies:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g234/mblat/smaller.jpg


1941 SVT
1955/56 SKS

kenc9
06-09-2006, 9:15 PM
What arsenals were those made at?

-ken

mblat
06-10-2006, 7:57 PM
both from Tula

USP4me
06-10-2006, 8:10 PM
Is the SVT a recent import/rebuild?

mblat
06-10-2006, 9:10 PM
it is the arsenal rebuld

kenc9
06-10-2006, 9:23 PM
It has been years since either of those have been imported. SVT's are getting harder and harded to find, but if you have enough money they fall out of the collections.

-ken

mblat
06-10-2006, 9:45 PM
It has been years since either of those have been imported. SVT's are getting harder and harded to find, but if you have enough money they fall out of the collections.

-ken


IF I understand correctly about 1.5 million of SVTs were produced. Considering war time loses no wonder tehy are difficult find. I think there no longer large caches of them anywhere.

However some people manage to get "small" collections...

http://www.gunboards.com/forums/uploaded/kit-cat/2006515171117_IM001622.JPG

USP4me
06-11-2006, 9:19 AM
I have the money for the right SVT, namely one that is either a vet bringback or older import with all matching numbers, no import stamps and original finish.

kenc9
06-11-2006, 10:04 AM
IF I understand correctly about 1.5 million of SVTs were produced. Considering war time loses no wonder tehy are difficult find. I think there no longer large caches of them anywhere.

However some people manage to get "small" collections...

http://www.gunboards.com/forums/uploaded/kit-cat/2006515171117_IM001622.JPG

These are picked up at auctions or from collectors upgrading their collection or thinning out their collections or they die or loose interest.

If there are any current imports of the SVT's they are rare. I have seen that picture before and as I remember it just a collection collected over a period of time.

-ken

kenc9
06-11-2006, 10:28 AM
I have the money for the right SVT, namely one that is either a vet bringback or older import with all matching numbers, no import stamps and original finish.

Gunbroker is your best bet, there are some good SVT's over there.

Good luck