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SVD - Dragunov by Drake-UK SVD - Dragunov by Drake-UK
Greetings comrades !

I present the latest addition to the gallery.

Pictured is S&T's clone of Real sword's semi auto SVD, Fitted with genuine Belarus POSP scope and shown with a whole host of Russian goodies

I merged a couple of different exposures for this shot to better bring out the texture of the scope, cheek piece and such.

The Dragunov sniper rifle (formally Russian: Снайперская винтовка Драгунова, Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova (SVD), literally "Dragunov's sniper rifle") is a semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle chambered in 7.62x54mmR and developed in the Soviet Union.

The Dragunov was designed as a squad support weapon, since according to Soviet and Soviet-derived military doctrines the long-range engagement ability was lost to ordinary troops when submachine guns and assault rifles (which are optimized for close-range and medium-range, rapid-fire combat) were adopted.

It was selected as the winner of a contest that included three competing designs: the first was a rifle designed by Sergei Simonov (known as the SSV-58), the second design, a prototype designated 2B-W10 by Alexander Konstantinov, and the third rifle, the SVD-137, a design submitted by Yevgeny Dragunov. Extensive field testing of the rifles conducted in a wide range of environmental conditions resulted in Dragunovís proposal being accepted into service in 1963. An initial pre-production batch consisting of 200 rifles was assembled for evaluation purposes, and from 1964 serial production was carried out by Izhmash.

Since then, the Dragunov has become the standard squad support weapon of several countries, including those of the former Warsaw Pact. Licensed production of the rifle was established in China (Type 79 and Type 85) and Iran (as a direct copy of the Chinese Type 79).
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eddiehimselfstolemyu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I am buying the fuck out of one of these. Already got the scope lol.
Chompasaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Now that is a beauty.
Cerberus116 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Drake-UK Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
только лучшие !
HumanSVD Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Are the rounds that have spent primers .308? I ask because they are definitely not 7.62 x 54r
Drake-UK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No they are definitely spent 7.62 (x 51 NATO Ball R1M1) for display purposes.
hellcatdave Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I'm getting the CYMA, I held a S&T Tar 21 not too long ago..seemed really shitty so I don't trust S&T.
Drake-UK Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The Ares tar isn't much better which is what the S&T is based off so its not a great source for judging quality, also which version did you hold as there is a budget "Explorer" version made from ABS and a higher quality "professional" version made from fiber reinforced nylon.

S&T are a relatively new outfit by the looks of things but already make some nice AEG's like the KV G36's and UMP which are re-branded by UMAREX and in comparison (for the sake of fairness) CYMA's early guns where absolutely woeful with cheap plastic and pot-metal all over the show.
hellcatdave Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I've held both an ARES Tar-21 with MARS sight, and the S&T's most expensive model of the Tar-21, it has a metal gearbox, that's the only difference. It has been confirmed by multiple reviewers.
Ares uses real fiber-reinforced nylon, also feels better and isn't shiny.

Yes, CYMA was pretty bad when they started, but only internally. Potmetal is not that bad, as long as you don't smash it against something hard. Still, great picture.
mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
So... no hitting someones head with it?
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