Tokarev Self-loading Rifle, Model of 1940 or SVT-40 is a Soviet semi-automatic battle rifle. The SVT-40 saw widespread service during and after World War II. Intended to be the new service rifle of the Soviet Red Army, production was disrupted by the German invasion in 1941 resulting in a change back to the older Mosin–Nagant bolt-action rifle for the duration of WWII. After the war new rifles were adopted by the Soviet Union, such as the SKS and the AK-47.


Weapon type:Sniper rifle
Weight:3.85 kg (8.5 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:7.62×54mm
Capacity:10-round detachable box magazine
Effective range:500 m
Number produced:1.600.000
Action:Gas-operated short-stroke piston, tilting bolt
In service:1940-1955
Muzzle velocity:830–840 m/s