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    Where can I get an SVT 40 gas adjustment tool and sight adjustment tool?
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    Jim Balogh at B;ack River Gunsmithing has the Gas Adj Tool. Nice guy to deal with. Here is the link. If you call make sure you use the second phone number (shop) and not the cell .

    http://www.blackrivergunsmithing.com...cessories.html

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    Ditto, I just recently got one from them, and it works perfectly, no charge for shipping if I recall...
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    +2 on the gas tool.

    I use the AK/SKS sight tool that AIM Surplus sells on my SVT40 to adjust the height of the post.
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...SAT&groupid=71

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    Thanks, all, for the blackrivergunsmithing lead.

    Quote Originally Posted by jjjxlr8 View Post
    I use the AK/SKS sight tool that AIM Surplus sells on my SVT40 to adjust the height of the post.
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...SAT&groupid=71
    I have an AK/SKS sight tool that looks pretty much like the one in the AIM photo. The horizontal adjustment works fine but the vertical adjustment part is too big in diameter to fit. That gave me the idea to check my Romainan AK cleaning kit; it did not fit either. Then I tried my Romanian PSL cleaning kit and, although it looks the same as the Romanian AK part, it works for the vertical adjustment on the SVT. I will get the gas adjustment tool from blackriver.
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    The one that I purchased from AIM just fits. Notice how the top portion is machine down to a smaller diameter. It's like they had the SVT40 in mind when they made it! Works great.

    Edit: here's how the AIM sight tool fits and the tool from Black River, too.


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    What is the smaller notch for in the black river tool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    What is the smaller notch for in the black river tool?
    Used to remove the crosspin. Mine is somewhat recessed so I nocthed an old screw driver to get it started.

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    It has been a long time sinceI looked at my SVT Tools......If I remember correctly....the original SVT Sight Tool also fits the stock crosspin.......so.... any Tool that fits the front sight post.....fits the stock crosspin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRaider68 View Post
    Used to remove the crosspin. Mine is somewhat recessed so I nocthed an old screw driver to get it started.

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    I don't think that is the purpose of the smaller notch. The tool is way too flat to fit my deeply recessed crosspin. However, as mentioned by Buddy, my heavy duty AK/SKS sight adjustment tool works great on the crosspin. Maybe if I play with the SVT long enough I will stumble across the purpose of the smaller notch, like I found out you can use a cartridge to push in the trigger assembly release.
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    Check under accessories here thought I read it correctly (3/4/ way down). I think the sight adj tool would work better as Buddy has pointed out...............mine is also recessed fairly deep thats why I cut the tip off an old screwdriver and notched it works like the sight adj tool in a pinch..........

    http://www.mosinnagant.net/ussr/svt401.asp

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    It says "Each kit consisted of a takedown tool that disassembled the muzzle brake, adjusted the gas regulator, aided in cross-bolt removal from the stock and acted as a firing pin protrusion guide. It also was used as a wrench to remove the gas piston for cleaning. The front sight tool was shaped like a "T" and also was used for cross bolt removal." Someone will have to explain to me how the takedown tool aided in cross bolt removal.
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    Notice the notch cut into some of the cleaning kit accessories in Buddys photo. The small notch on the SVT tool tightens these pieces onto the cleaning rod.
    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    I don't think that is the purpose of the smaller notch. The tool is way too flat to fit my deeply recessed crosspin. However, as mentioned by Buddy, my heavy duty AK/SKS sight adjustment tool works great on the crosspin. Maybe if I play with the SVT long enough I will stumble across the purpose of the smaller notch, like I found out you can use a cartridge to push in the trigger assembly release.

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    Thanks, that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    It says "Each kit consisted of a takedown tool that disassembled the muzzle brake, adjusted the gas regulator, aided in cross-bolt removal from the stock and acted as a firing pin protrusion guide. It also was used as a wrench to remove the gas piston for cleaning. The front sight tool was shaped like a "T" and also was used for cross bolt removal." Someone will have to explain to me how the takedown tool aided in cross bolt removal.
    Maybe the takedown tool could be used for applying extra leverage to the front sight tool when removing a rusty cross bolt, when just finger pressure wasn't enough to do the job?

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