Anyone ever shim an SVT-40 ?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by davemccarthy707, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    Looking for some pointers on shimming the Svt-40 at the rear of the reciever. Mine has about 1/16 of an inch play left to right and fore and aft.
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Ah, another SVT thread from north of the border, I envy you guys. SVTs in the states are just prohibitively expensive.

    I shimmed an SKS once with cardboard from a cereal box:p

    Sorry, my post has little value I'm sure... I'm just really bored right now:)
     

  3. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    These things are cheaper than dirt here. I think lever arms in Vancouver has them on sale for 250 plus shipping. The going rate is 289 for a refurb. I might pick up another ;)
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I wonder what the law is on bringing them across the border once you own it. I'm sure the restrictions are there or they would show up at gun shows in the north for $800.
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Cork gasket material.

    Or you could use glass bedding techniques. You might look up tutorials on skim bedding to get the sides or vertical surfaces.
     
  6. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    I'm not sure. I think that you guys have some law about foreign made semi-autos. Works out great for us, we get tons of svt-40 and sks here for dirt cheap. I can get a brand new all-matching 1954 Tula SKS non-refurb to my door for 240 dollars shipped ;)
     
  7. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, we do. In 1989 the BATFE banned the importation of over 40 semi-auto milsurp rifles under the "sporting purposes" clause of the GCA 1968. This was the first US "assault weapons" ban. This ban was the work of Bush dope czar Bill Bennett, who imagined drug gangs having fire fights in the streets with semi-auto milsurp rifles.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/08/us/import-ban-on-assault-rifles-becomes-permanent.html
     
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  8. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm not sure whether to be more jealous or mad.
     
  9. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    Well, if it's any consolation all our semi-auto centerfires are pinned to 5 rds :(

    (with the exception of the garand)
     
  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Umm, nevermind.