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GDM
02-26-2013, 10:41 PM
So, I have had this SVT for, well, years. Cleaned a few times and I am getting ready too finally take it to the range when I noticed this odd mark ( looks like a square) over the Tula star. Anyone know if this is anything significant?

Emdawg
02-26-2013, 10:46 PM
Means it's defective and you have to give it to me.:chris:

But seriously... I know there were large squares like that put on Nagants for refurb marks. Might be the same for a SVT.

TRICKSTER
02-26-2013, 10:46 PM
I believe that it is a refurbishment mark.

C&Rtrader
02-26-2013, 10:48 PM
I believe that is a refurb mark. Pretty common actually.

Info here:
http://www.mosinnagant.net/ussr/Svt-Photos1.asp

GDM
02-26-2013, 11:03 PM
Thank you for the feed back. kinda Interesting, wonder why it was refurbished. I like detective work like this.

metalliman545
02-27-2013, 8:32 AM
Thank you for the feed back. kinda Interesting, wonder why it was refurbished. I like detective work like this.

After the war, they put in like new parts and then stored the rifles for future use. Some of the refurbs look rough, I can't even imagine what an unrefurbished version looked like! Ahah.

SVT-40
02-27-2013, 9:04 AM
The Soviets had many "make work" projects involving the refurbishment of firearms. They were also crazy with the proof marks.

Check out the marks on this 1941 dated Tula SVT. In addition to the Soviet proofs the Fin's also went to town and added more. The "L" in the center of the Tula star is the proof of the Lindoflin Co. They were a Finnish company who did refurbishment work for the Finnish government.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/SVT/DSC04501-1.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/SVT/DSC04508-1.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/SVT/DSC00661-01.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/SVT/DSC04504-1.jpg

Crusader
02-27-2013, 9:06 AM
I love all the refurb and manufacturer marks...its one of my favorite things about Soviet firearms. Just adds so much character.

GDM
02-27-2013, 10:56 AM
The one thing I like with my rifle, with now knowing it was a referbished is the stock and reciver match, looks like the bolt was elctro pen'd matched.

So, I would guess this rifle could have been on the front at some time if it was arsenal refinished?

SVT-40
02-28-2013, 3:13 PM
I would imagine just about every Soviet rifle manufactured in 1941 saw combat duty of some sort.