Veteran Accounts of the Tokarev SVT-38/40 in German Service?

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Veteran Accounts of the Tokarev SVT-38/40 in German Service?

Post by 19KUBAN43 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:25 am

Hello,

I am looking for veteran accounts or stories of the Russian Tokarev SVT-38/40 semi-automatic rifle in German service during WW2.

I am working on a book and would like to use any stories anyone has about the SVT-38/40 in German service.

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Jeff
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Re: Veteran Accounts of the Tokarev SVT-38/40 in German Service?

Post by PA. Dutchman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:19 pm

This gives a little indication of the use of the Automatic Rifle by the Germans based on a smaller scale from captured examples.

http://ww2db.com/weapon.php?q=59

During WW2, Finnish and German forces also used SVT-40 semi-automatic rifles on a smaller scale, all from captured examples. Finland captured 4,000 SVT-38 weapons during the Winter War and over 15,000 SVT-40 weapons during the Continuation War, while the German Army operated hundreds of thousands of captured SVT-40 semi-automatic weapons under the designation of SIG.259(r). German use of the weapon was so significant that the Germany Army actually published an operating manual for them
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