Facts about SVT sniper rifles

Many interesting facts about production of SVT sniper rifles

* Post will be constantly updated with new information

Sniper SVT’s can be splitted into 2 groups
1) Factory issued. These are sniper rifles produced in 1941 and 1942 by plant #314 Tula\Mednogorsk. In this list I will track only these rifles, that have correct shape notch with flat bottom and rounded corners.
2) Field made snipers – these could be any SVT with factory rails and field made notch

Some serials were taken from http://forum.guns.ru (Снайперские СВТ-40, история, года выпуска, серии, номера, маркировка)

Also, here are few links, that will help in verification of originaility of SVT scope mount
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3


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1941 Tula sniper rifles

Production period – March-October 1941
Produced quantity (source) :
March – 1012
April – 3015
May – 4106
June – 5013
July – 7600
August – 7500
September – 8000
October – 1760
Total – 38006

All sniper SVT’s produced in 1941 by plant #314 Tula, are grouped in letter prefixes, and have numerical prefixes less then 2000.
Most of them are additionaly marked with C mark at the righr side of the receiver, but some rifles don’t have it

1941 mount

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1942 Mednogorsk sniper rifles
Production period – January-October 1942
Produced quantity (source):
January – 2
February – 0
March – 310
April – 400
May – ?
June – ?
July – ?
August – ?
September – ?
October – 160
Total – 14220

Rule “numerical prefix less than 2000” is not correct for them. Regular and sniper rifles can be mixed in one prefix, but all known sniper rifles are grouped in few prefixes.
It is harder to gather information about 1942 SVT snipers, because they are more scarce, and I can’t track 1942 letter prefixes from mounts – in 1942 only numerical prefix was stamped at mounts.
1942 snipers don’t have C proofmark

1942 mount


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Serial numbers of sniper SVT’s produced at factory #314 (Tula\Mednogorsk)

Preserial 1940 sniper rifles

ИО 351 *NIPSVO test rifle, was used for PU scope tests in May, 1940.
ИО 408*NIPSVO test rifle, was used for PU scope tests in May, 1940.

1941

АМ 112

ГБ 273
ГБ 277 *Dzerzhinskiy academy museum
ГБ 543 *Museum, with experimental Skvortsov 20 round drum magazine

ЖБ 1х0 mount
ЖБ 182
ЖБ 309
ЖБ 310
ЖБ 398
ЖБ 410 mount
ЖБ 535
ЖБ 94х mount
ЖБ 1034 mount
ЖБ 1075 mount
ЖБ 1395
ЖБ 1429 mount
ЖБ 1х9х mount

ЖК 343 *NIPSVO test rifle
ЖК 349 mount
ЖК 535
ЖК 598
ЖК 1284

ИБ 900
ИБ 1061 mount
ИБ 1111 mount
ИБ 1263
ИБ 1526
ИБ 1862
ИБ 1863
ИБ 1877

ИК 349
ИК 475
ИК 9хх mount
ИК 900
ИК 923
ИК 1024
ИК 1094
ИК 12xx
ИК 1400
ИК 1503 mount

ИМ 147
ИМ 666 mount
ИМ 1161
ИМ 1678 mount

ЛБ 513
ЛБ 865
ЛБ 1842
ЛБ 1968

ЛК 1014
ЛК 1335 mount
ЛК 1497 mount
ЛК 1892 mount
ЛК 1989

НА 483 mount
НА 6хх
НА 692
НА 91х
НА 1218
НА 1374
НА 1398
HA 1602

НБ 320
НБ 615
НБ 963
НБ 1863

НВ 1097
НВ 1391
НВ 1660 (no C proofmark)

НЖ 140
НЖ 1339 mount
НЖ 1649 (no C proofmark)
НЖ 1754 mount
НЖ 1936 mount

НИ 3хх mount
НИ 353
НИ 405
НИ хх08 mount
НИ 1260
НИ 1269
НИ 1301
НИ 1316
НИ 1436

ПА 462
ПА 801

ПБ – supposed “sniper” prefix

ПВ 273 mount
ПВ 536
ПВ 663
ПВ 1996

ПГ 896
ПГ 925

ПЖ 1804

СА 650 (no C proofmark)
СА 810
СА 863
CA 1460
CA 1461
СА 1488 mount
CA 1620 mount
СА 1645 mount

СБ х12 mount
СБ 350
СБ 1843

СВ 181 mount
СВ 372 mount
СВ 877
СВ 1063
СВ 1ххх
СВ 1753

СГ 143
СГ 624
СГ 747
СГ 1163
СГ 1845 mount
СГ 1889 mount

СЖ 816 mount
СЖ 902
СЖ 984
СЖ 1×16 mount

СИ 350

ТБ 246 mount
ТБ 267
ТБ 377
ТБ 1909

ТВ 116 (no C proofmark)

1942 (all don’t have C proofmark)

ДГ 3450

ЖГ 1389

ИВ 5051

НА 7403

НБ 104 *NIPSVO test rifle
НБ 1757 *NIPSVO test rifle
НБ 2525 *NIPSVO test rifle
НБ 5125
НБ 6927
НБ 7398 *NIPSVO test rifle

НВ 110
НВ 1ххх
HB 1322
HB 2945 *NIPSVO test rifle
HB 6329

ПА 5903 *belongs to sniper Matvey Zvyagintsev
ПА 6574
ПА 8843

СА 1620
СА 2421 *St.Petersburg Artilery museum
СА 3492
CA 6693
СА 7030

СБ 4379
СБ 7099
СБ 7321
СБ 7770

СВ 520
CB 1187

СГ 111х
СГ 2004

ФА 1718
ФА 3644

ФБ 5580

ФВ 3883
ФВ 7149

ХА1613

ХХ 2851 mount
ХХ 3276 mount
ХХ 3285 mount
XX 5115 mount
ХХ 7238 mount * GPW museum, Kiev

*-NIPSVO KA (Научно исследовательский полигон стрелкового вооружения Красной Армии) – scientific research proving ground of infantry weapons of Red Army.

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