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Hello Ladies & Gents...I have this rifle coming through the post soon. I was wondering how & what scope would I need to turn into a true sniper rifle?? Any info would be handy?? Thank you for your time.. Cheers Terry.
1940 and 1941 SVT scopes, produced by plant #357 (Progress) and plant #3/296 (FED) will be correct to your rifle.
Also at the picture below you could see what correct SVT scope must have. And there is a difference in turrets finish and digits style at scopes produced by Progress and FED factories, sometimes at refurbed scopes they could be mismatched.
It's almost impossible to find original SVT mount in nice condition. Originals cost 2500$ +, and I know people who is ready to pay more, but there is no offers.
Last set (scope+mount) that was for sale at EBAY was sold for 3050$.
And there are many very good fakes around, which were considered originals for a long time
So the best way is to buy reproduction.
Thanks for the photos ..Now I know what I am looking for!..I don't mind a repro mount.. & I ain't paying that much for a real mount! that is pricey 3000 plus....So a repro mount & real sight..that looks like the way ahead... Cheers Terry.
I'd go for a repro mount but a REAL scope. You can find a decent SVT profile scope. Note the difference between those for the SVT mount and those straight shaft ones for a PU mount. A SVT scope will fit in a PU mount but the opposite wont work. The SVT profile scopes were made after the SVT was abandoned as a sniper. Progress scopes are going to be much more common but a was shown above, many were adjusted/calibrated to be used on a M91/30 during refurbisment. THere was a post on here where I put up a photo of an unmolested NKVD/NKAP scope. A repro scope will just not look right......