One of only 3 known to be in North America, we have a legitimate very well documented 1940 Tula Arsenal SVT-38 Sniper Rifle that is all matching and it is coupled with an original and also impossibly rare original Sniper Mount and 1941 dated scope. This rifle is pictured in 2 notable books on sniper rifles, the 1982 book “The German Sniper 1914-1945 By Senich, and the 1996 Book “Backbone of the Wehrmacht: The Sniper Variations” by Law. The Rifle was a WWII vet war trophy bringback and it was obtained by the noted early collector Bob Jensen. This rifle is one of only 3 SVT-38 Sniper Rifles known to be authentic in North America. There are also believed to be several in Russian Military Museums. The salient point is that this rifle was photographed and very well-known many years before folks started messing with stuff and had been in Bob’s famous collection for many decades.
These rifles are not common, they were the test bed for the sniper scope mounts that were later used on the much more common but still exceedingly rare SVT-40 Sniper rifles. Probably only a few hundred were ever produced and only a handful are still known to exist. The Rifle is a Tula Arsenal 1940 dated example that is all matching except for the magazine which just are not ever matched. The scope cut is factory/arsenal in origin. The scope mount and scope are original and almost as rare as the rifle and you would easily pay 5-6k just for the mount alone; they are just that rare.
This is a very rare opportunity to own such an important piece of WWII; I would be more than happy to stash it in my private holdings.