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joefrank64k
12-03-2010, 2:48 PM
Hello everyone,

Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I found a great place to get repro SVT-40 Gas Wrenches for $14.95 shipped CONUS.

I just picked-up a Russian SVT-40 and was looking for a gas wrench. The originals were too much and while searching for a quality repro I stumbled across Black River Gunsmithing (http://www.blackrivergunsmithing.com/home.html) in Ohio.

The original wrench is on top, BRG's is on the bottom (pics from BRG's website):

http://www.blackrivergunsmithing.com/images/600_rifle_wrench.JPG
http://www.blackrivergunsmithing.com/images/600_JLB_rifle_wrench.JPG

I just got it in the mail today (I called in the order Tuesday), it's well made and works great. And the price is right!

Fate
12-03-2010, 4:39 PM
The Black River tool is the best. Much better than the originals I've owned (and sold off). The price is great too.

mauser98k
12-04-2010, 9:57 AM
bought mine from there. works brilliantly

glennsche
12-05-2010, 2:30 AM
bought mine from there. works brilliantly

seconded! works great.

Noonanda
12-05-2010, 6:42 AM
you can also make a gas adjusting wrench modding an adjustable wrench by cutting a small notch in it to adjust the gas settings. Thats what I did and it works like a champ

glennsche
12-05-2010, 10:22 AM
i found i really only needed the wrench once: to dial it in the first time i shot the svt with privi ammo to get ejection to work fine. once i did that, i never needed it again. you do NOT need the tool to disassemble the gas system as the manual on Surplusrifle.com would indicate, there are youtube vids on it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4iphpyvjq4&playnext=1&list=PL8C94F73685A4BBBB&index=13) which are better.