Hello everyone, merry christmas!
A new rifle to my collection this year, and a rare one too I hear. Got this from jaybe militaria, great site and very good service as always. Not too expensive either.
This is a 1942 dated AVT-40, Tula factory markings. Very happy with this.
Although the bolt does not move (welded in place to prevent people putting rounds in the chamber/reactivating), the wood is in amazing condition and is all metal parts. The magazine came with 10 inert 7.62 rounds and the magazine itself is fully removable.
I also got a very informative book named 'The Soviet Soldier', which is packed with information about uniform, military life, weapons and so on. Definately a good book for referance and has some good original photographs too.