The SVT 40 is the other 7.62x54r rifle of World War II Russia.
What do you get when you chamber this powerful cartridge in the Russian semi-automatic rifle, the SVT 40?
Hickok45 examines this piece of wartime history.
Did you know Russia also had a semi-automatic rifle in World War II? It was quite a bit faster than the bolt-action Mosin-Nagant.
The United States was not the only nation to arm the troops with a full-sized, semi-automatic rifle in World War II. Russia issued the SVT 38 and then the improved version, named the SVT 40, which could fire those powerful cartridges quickly.