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Selling: May 6, 2017

Lot 2561: Ishevsk SVD Dragunov Infantry Sniper Rifle with Scope

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Desirable Ishevsk Arsenal Cold War Production SVD Dragunov Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with Scope
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $11,000
Serial #Ishevsk SVD Dragunov Infantry Sniper Rifle with Scope ManufacturerIshevsk ModelDragnov
TypeRifle Gauge7.62x54 R Catalog Page268
Barrel28 Inch Round FinishBlack Grip
Stocklaminated ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionIntroduced in 1964, the SVD was designed around the Soviet doctrine of the infantry sniper; as more and more infantrymen were equipped with sub-machine guns and assault rifles to meet the demands of close-quarters urban fighting, the loss in overall range was mitigated by issuing full-powered rifles to skilled marksmen permanently attached to infantry squads, who would engage threats outside the reach of the rest of the unit, in addition to thinning out targets of opportunity like officers, NCOs, radiomen, and the like. While NATO forces did not have a comparable unit through the Cold War, the Designated Marksman concept did come into its own during the War on Terror, with repurposed M14s, AR-10/AR-15 derivatives and similar rifles filling the niche. Hooded pin front and tangent rear sights, with the "arrow in triangle" arsenal mark over "1986" and the serial number on the underside of the receiver, with matching bolt carrier, bolt, hammer, safety lever, gas cylinder, receiver cover and trigger housing. Milled receiver, with integral scope rail on the left side. Smooth stock, with vented hand guard and a thumbhole buttstock with clamp-on cheekpiece and a cupped buttplate. Included with the rifle is a "NCO-1" marked rifle scope with a rubber lens cap and a sliding sunshield, as well as a canvas scope cover.

ConditionVery fine, with 95% of the arsenal matte black finish, showing some minor handling marks and edge wear overall. A few of the smaller components (bolt, gas system, etc) show sub-surface pitting. The stock is also very fine, with a few dings and scuffs. Optics are crisp. Mechanically excellent,
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