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Tokarev SVT-40

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR. Note the purple color of the bolt; this is a result of post-WWII re-arsenaling, and is thus incorrect for any media taking place during the war.
Tokarev SVT-40 with PU sniper scope - 7.62x54mmR

The SVT-40 (Russian: Самозарядная винтовка Токарева, образец 1940 года, lit. "Tokarev self-loading rifle, model of 1940") is a Soviet semi-automatic battle rifle introduced in 1940, replacing its predecessor, the SVT-38. It was intended as a replacement for the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 as the Soviet Union's service rifle, but production numbers fell sharply in 1941 and 1942, and only small quantities were produced in 1943 - 1945, with later releases immediately going to the reserve. Production of the SVT-40 ceased in 1945, and it was withdrawn from service shortly after the end of the war.

From 1942 - 1944, the select-fire AVT-40 variant was also produced. The AKT and SKT carbine versions were also produced in small quantities from 1940 - 1943. The former was select-fire, and interestingly preceded the full-size AVT.

The SVT/AVT was also the only Soviet rifle with a detachable magazine that was typically used with a single magazine in the field (a trait ubiquitously and falsely attributed to the Fedorov Avtomat). Originally, the rifles were issued with three magazines, but magazines could be easily lost in battle, and suffered from a some lack of interchangeability from various rifles, so it was easier to equip each rifle with one well-fitted magazine, and reload them with stripper clips, despite attempts to issue more magazines (the Gewehr 43 also suffered from such issues).

There were also 15-round magazines for the SVT; these are very rare today, as their production was discontinued in 1942 due to their complexity (since wartime production couldn't maintain the level of quality required for their production), and are most likely to be found at the sites of former battles. A 20-round drum was also tested, but it was considered unreliable and quickly discontinued.


(1940 - 1945)

  • Type: Battle Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x54mmR
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)
  • Length: 48.3 in (122.6 cm)
  • Barrel length: 24.6 in (62.5 cm)
  • Capacity: 10-round detachable box magazine (may be loaded with 5-round stripper clips); rare 15-round magazines are existed. There was also an experimental 20-round drum, and 20- and 25-round box magazines.
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto, Semi-Auto/Full-Auto (AVT-40)

The Tokarev SVT-40 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notation Date
In the Rear of the Enemy (V tylu vraga) Nikolay Kryuchkov Nikolay Boykov 1941
Aleksandr Grechanyy Aleksandr Karpenko
Pavel Shpringfeld Pavel Balandin
Red Army soldiers
Fighting Film Collection No. 2 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 2) Boris Shlikhting A German soldier 1941
Pavel Sukhanov A German soldier
Larisa Yemelyantseva The Yugoslavian girl
Evgeniy Nemchenko Yanko
German soldiers and Yugoslavian resistance fighters
Fighting Film Collection No. 6 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6) Red Army soldiers 1941
Antosha Rybkin Marina Ladynina Larisa With sword bayonet 1942
Red Army soldiers
Fighting Film Collection No. 8 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 8) Soviet and German soldiers With sword bayonets, some without magazines 1942
Two Soldiers (Dva boytsa) Red Army soldiers 1943
Invincible (Nepobedimye) Soviet soldiers 1943
Native Shores (Rodnye berega) Soviet soldiers With sword bayonets 1943
The Front Soviet soldiers With sword bayonets 1943
The Last Hill (Malakhov kurgan) A Soviet sailor With mockup bayonet 1944
No Unknown Soldiers (Net neizvestnykh soldat) Soviet soldiers 1965
Strong with Spirit (Silnye dukhom) Soviet soldiers Seen in documentary footage 1967
The Naval Mettle (Morskoy kharakter) Boris Tokarev Andrey Krotkikh 1970
Soviet Marines
Young Winston Soviet guards of honor Stock footage of Yalta Conference 1972
Poem of Kovpak: Alarm (Duma o Kovpake: Nabat) A Soviet partisan Documentary Footage 1973
Sokolovo Ladislav Lakomý LCpl. Hugo Redisch 1975
Kostja and the Radioman (Kostja und der Funker) Soviet partisans Seen in documentary footage 1975
Poem of Kovpak: Snow-Storm (Duma o Kovpake: Buran) Viktor Plotnikov Medved 1975
Soldier of Orange German soldier Seen in footage from propaganda movie 1977
Santa Esperansa Seen in the pile of guns 1980
Across the Gobi and the Khingan (Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni) Soviet soldiers 1981
Under Martial Law (Po zakonam voyennogo vremeni) Soviet soldiers 1983
Come and See (Idi i smotri) Aleksey Kravchenko Florya Gaishun 1985
Island of Lost Ships (Ostrov pogibshikh korabley) Islanders 1987
The Winter War Soviet & Finnish soldiers "Stand-in" for the SVT-38 1989
It's We, O God! (Eto mi, Gospodi!..) Soviet soldiers 1990
Kruglyanskiy Bridge (Kruglyanskiy most) Vladimir Gritsevskiy Britvin 1990
Flight of the Intruder NVA soldiers 1991
Afghan Breakdown Mujaheddins 1991
Sniper Aleksandr Strizhenov Timoteo 1992
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Augusto Savanto
Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr. Jay Benson
Ambush (Rukajärven tie) Soviet sergeant 1999
Enemy at the Gates Soviet soldiers 2001
Downfall Soviet soldier 2004
Tali-Ihantala 1944 Soviet soldier 2007
Defiance Partisan Fighters 2008
Brother's War Soviet soldier 2009
Dnieper Line: Love and War Evgeni Sangadjiev Soviet soldier 2009
The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost) Soviet sniper With PU scope 2010
Paradox Soldiers (My iz budushchego 2) Aleksey Barabash Taras 2010
The military history club member
The White Tiger (Belyy tigr) Soviet soldiers 2012
Stalingrad Soviet soldiers and sailors 2013
Battle for Sevastopol Yuliya Peresild Ludmila Pavlichenko Sniper variant 2015
Valeriy Grishko Gen. Petrov
1944 Soviet soldiers 2015
Battery Number One (Edinichka) Soviet and German soldiers 2015
Panfilov's 28 (28 panfilovtsev) Andrey Bodrenkov Ivan Shadrin 2016
Mikhail Pshenko Pyotr Dutov
Dmitriy Girev Yakov Bondarenko
Andrey Nekrasov Illarion Vasilyev
The Unknown Soldier Finnish soldier 2017
Tanks for Stalin (Tanki) A Soviet soldier 2018
To Paris! (Na Parizh) Soviet soldiers 2019
Kalashnikov (2020) Red Army soldier 2020
The Axe. 1943 (Topor. 1943) Soviet and German soldiers 2021


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Omega Option (Variant "Omega") Soviet sailors and soldiers Seen in documentary footage 1975
Born by Revolution: On the Night of the 20th (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: V noch na 20-e) Soviet soldiers Seen in documentary footage 1976
Eternal Call (Vechnyy zov) - Season 1 Soviet soldiers Seen in documentary footage; Ep.9 1979
MacGyver (1985 TV Series) Afghan Man "To Be a Man" (S1E17) / changes back and forth between a Lee-Enfield No.4 due to bad continuity 1986
Liquidation (Likvidatsiya) Soviet sailors With PU scope 2007
Snipers. Love Under the Gun (Snaypery. Lyubov pod pritselom) Soviet soldiers 2013
Ash (Pepel) Aleksandr Makovskiy "Pepel"'s henchman 2013
Front Polish partisans 2014
Bitch War (Suchya voyna) A German soldier 2014
The Interpreter (Perevodchik) German soldiers 2014
Covert Affairs - Season 5 Mocked-Up as Fedorov Avtomat 2014
The Flash - Season 1 with PU scope; Seen in gunshop; "The Fastest Man Alive"(S1E08) 2014-2015
Hunting the Devil (Okhota na dyavola) NKVD personnel Early and late versions 2017
One Warrior in the Field (Odin v pole voin) German soldiers 2018
Black Pea Coats (Chyornye bushlaty) Ivan Lapin Kesha 2018
Nikita Kudryavtsev Motya
Evgeniy Chernoray Krokha
Igor Kulachko "Pomor"
Ivan Latushko Yukhim
Yuriy Mikhaylovskiy Stakh
Timur Savin Starshina Gusko
Aleksandra Tyuftey Masha Belaya With sniper scope
Vyacheslav Krikunov Levontiy
Nikita Lavrenenko Tsaryov
Translation from German (Perevod s nemetskogo) A State Security operative 2020
The Black Sea (Chyornoye more) Soviet soldiers and sailors 2020
The Saboteur 3: Crimea (Diversant. Krym) Soviet sailors and German soldiers and Hilfspolizei. 2020
Dzhulbars Soviet Border Guards and German soldiers 2020

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002
Forgotten Hope With and without sniper scope 2003
Call of Duty: United Offensive 2004
Call of Duty 2 2005
The Stalin Subway SVT-38 2005
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 SVT-40 Semi Auto Rifle w/o bayonet and PU scope 2006
UberSoldier Scoped version 2006
Forgotten Hope 2 SVT-40 (can appear with a PU scope) and AVT-40. Both can be fitted with a bayonet 2007
Death to Spies Tokarev SVT-40 2007
Tokarev SVT-40 with PU scope
Call of Duty: World at War 2008
Cryostasis 2009
1968 Tunnel Rats (VG) 2009
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth Tokarev SVT-40 with PU 2009
Karma Online 2011
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad SVT-40 and full-auto AVT-40 2011
Sniper Elite V2 SVT-40 Scoped Only with pre-order 2012
State of Decay "SVT-40" added in Lifeline DLC (2014) 2013
Company of Heroes 2 2013
Enemy Front SVT-40 SCOPED Scoped 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly SVT-40 PU scope and bayonet 2014
Sniper Elite III Scoped 2014
Mafia III with PU 2016
Heroes & Generals with and without PU scope 2016
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Optional PU scope 2016
Escape from Tarkov Tokarev SVT-40 7.62x54R rifle 10 and 15-round magazines, PU scope Added in v0. patch (2023) 2016
Call of Duty: WWII "SVT-40" 2017
Call of Duty: Vanguard "SVT-40" 2021
Enlisted "SVT 40" with bayonet 2021
"Sniper SVT-40" with PU scope
"SVT-40 with Bubnov drum" with bayonet and Bubnov and Skvortsov drum magazine
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront 2021
Military Conflict: Vietnam 2022


Title Voice Actor Characters Notation Date
Love, Death & Robots - Season 1 Uncredited Actor Maxim "Secret War" (S1E18) 2019
Soviet soldier

Tokarev AKT-40

Tokarev AKT-40 - 7.62x54mmR

The AKT-40 is a fully-automatic carbine version of the SVT-40.

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Note Date
Enlisted "AKT-40" with bayonet 2021

Tokarev AVT-40

Tokarev AVT-40 with 15-round magazine - 7.62x54mmR

The AVT-40 is a Soviet automatic rifle developed from the SVT-40, identifiable by the slightly shorter, stouter stock marked with an "A", along with a modified safety lever that acts as a fire selector. It was developed due to a shortage of machine guns and was first issued to troops in July 1942. In combat conditions, the AVT-40 proved nearly uncontrollable in fully-automatic fire mode (with a rate of fire of approximately 750 RPM in full-automatic, the AVT-40 has a higher rate of fire than the significantly heavier DP-27 machine gun) and suffered from frequent malfunctions due to the stress of fully-automatic fire. Testing indicated that constant automatic fire would completely wear out the rifling of the barrel in as little as 200 rounds.

Production of the rifle ceased by 1943, and soldiers who were issued AVT-40s in the field were ordered to use them in semi-auto mode only.

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Note Date
Forgotten Hope 2 2007
Escape from Tarkov Tokarev AVT-40 7.62x54R automatic rifle 10 and 15-round magazines Added in v0. patch (2023) 2016
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades AVT40 2016
Enlisted "AVT-40" with bayonet 2021
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront 2021
Military Conflict: Vietnam 2021

Tokarev SKT-40

Tokarev SKT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Tokarev SKT-40 with PU Scope - 7.62x54mmR

The SKT-40 is a semi-automatic variant of a fully-automatic carbine AKT-40, version of the SVT-40.

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Note Date
Enlisted unscoped variant, currently unavailable to unlock 2021
"SKT-40" with PU scope
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront 2021

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