I realize I am awakening a necro-post but I had not seen this section of the site until today and I can't pass up the chance to say hi.
Beemaster, how is your SVT-40 doing? Have you shot it much?
I am a Russian and Finn rifle enthusiast, and I have quite a few of them, including a Swedish AG42 and a Finnish Suomi.
Here's a pic of my Finn captured SVT-40, along with it's older brother, the SVT-38: