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Old 08-08-2013, 10:02 PM
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just click the link already.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=358627861
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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Honestly the SVD never really appealed to me. Its a semi auto 10-shot scout rifle that's less accurate than a tweaked bolt action and has a lower capacity than a M14. The scope reticle is nice, but I could just buy that scope and put it on any rifle.

Then again I'm kind of burning out when it comes to guns.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:32 PM
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Agreed for the money you can get a better firing rifle, for what I paid for my tiger I could have got a single shot Barrett 50cal. I guess what does it for me with the dragunov is the mystery/sexiness of the gun.
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^ Agree.


A 1985 bring back would be awesome. My Holy Grail of all guns ever made.

There is an article in a magazine that I have that said the US Government was willing to pay $25,000 for an SVD back in the 60's.

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Honestly the SVD never really appealed to me. Its a semi auto 10-shot scout rifle that's less accurate than a tweaked bolt action and has a lower capacity than a M14. The scope reticle is nice, but I could just buy that scope and put it on any rifle.

Blasphemy! Bite your tongue young one.



The historic value, reliability, internals (short stroke), rarity, and out of the box accuracy of an SVD makes it a holy grail. I have a Springfield M1A and would trade her in a second for one.


One thing that makes me sick- I think every veteran who put in their time in Iraq should have been allowed to bring back a captured semi-auto rifle (SVD, SKS, pistol, etc) rather than crush them with tank treads or blow them up. JMO.


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Wish I could trade my Tiger for a true SVD

Think I'm going to buy some lotto tickets today

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I'm curious on how the paper work was done on this?

Never the less it reminds me of my childhood...ahhh those were the days

Thanks for the link

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I am too. If they could bring one back why not more? Or is the back story on it wrong?


Side story about a bring back. My boss is a West Pointer, Gulf War vet. He said an officer in his unit snuck back a full auto Iraqi AKM in 1991 (probably not as hard as it was the second war). Despite having successfully brought back such an amazing war trophy- he promptly took it to a local pawn shop just off base and tried to sell it for like $500 (having no clue of the value or legality of what he did).

The pawn shop owner promptly called the authorities and he was busted- the rifle melted down.
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I think this is one of the ones the army auctioned off a few years back, I don't think it was brought back by a soldier.
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ImageUploadedByTapatalk1376452593.119895.jpg 17000 and it didn't even meet reserve. Jesus!!!
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