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Dragunov Variations: Military SVD, Izhmash Tiger, Chinese NDM-86


Hi guys, thanks for tuning in to another
video on ForgottenWeapons.com. I’m Ian McCollum, and I am here today at the Rock Island Auction House taking a look at some of the guns that they’re going to be selling in their upcoming May of 2017 Premier Auction. And I happened to notice that in this auction they had no less than three different versions of Dragunov rifles. And I thought this would be an excellent opportunity for us to take a look at all three side by side. So specifically we have a Tiger, we have an actual Soviet military SVD Dragunov, and we have a Chinese NDM-86 in .308 calibre. And there’s a lot of speculation on the internet about what really the differences are between these guns. And the truth is there’s basically no difference
between these guns in practical terms. That may be heresy to some people,
but the differences are really quite minor. Now we’ll take a look at the internal differences,
because there are a few that I do want to point out. But in practice, handling, shooting, these
are all going to be practically identical. Now the Dragunov began development in
1958 by Yevgeny Dragunov, predictably, and what the Soviet Union was looking for
in this rifle was a new sharpshooter’s rifle. … They had started by scoping the
91/30 Mosin-Nagant, and that worked well. And then in 1940 they attempted to … introduce a semi-automatic
marksman’s rifle, optically sighted, which was the SVT-40. Now the SVT-40 was a reasonably effective self-
loading rifle, but it was a failure as a marksman’s rifle. There were too many accuracy problems with the guns, especially
the differences between first round and subsequent rounds. … When the barrel started to heat
at all, it wouldn’t hold its zero well. And they tried using it in World War Two and
it was just not effective, and for that reason you will only see a very small number of very early
SVT rifles were actually equipped with optical sights. After that they ditched the optics. They continued
to manufacture and issue the rifles in large numbers, but as an infantry rifle. So, after World War Two they knew… They had gone back to re-issuing
the 91/30 Mosin-Nagant with an optic, and they knew that they needed something to fill this void
because the Mosin-Nagant was not doing it adequately. Now, this isn’t so much a sniper rifle in this
guise of some guy in a ghillie suit crawling 5 miles and then camping out for 3 days in his own filth
and then taking one shot at a high value target. The idea behind the Dragunov, which was
also the idea behind the scoped SVT-40, is that it is kind of like a machine gun
or a light mortar, it is … a force multiplier, it’s an extra piece of an infantry combined arms unit that
you can place to get better support to an infantry unit. So a guy with an SVD was expected to be able to
take shots at human targets at up to 600 to 800 metres. And you could largely use one of these in
place of, for example, a Maxim machine gun. Instead of dominating through volume of fire, you would have a
very effective accurate fire that would allow you to control an area. So that was the purpose of this rifle, and it does it
really well, what’s really cool about Dragunov’s design is he recognised that … in designing a
rifle like this, everything is about trade-offs. You have accuracy, you have weight, you have
reliability, and these all require different focusses. And so if you want to increase
reliability and durability, for example, you would typically do this by strengthening
a lot of parts, making things heavier. If you want to increase accuracy, one of the
ways to do it is to increase the barrel weight. Especially to make sure that the barrel doesn’t
change point of impact over many rounds fired. However, as you do that you increase the
weight and you thus make the gun less portable. When the Soviets … set out
the specifications for this rifle one of the things that they were very strict
about was that it had to be a lightweight gun. This had to be easily transported, they
didn’t want a 15 or 20 pound sniper rifle. They really wanted something that was close in weight
to the standard AK assault rifle. And that’s what they got. Dragunov, who had experience as a designer of Olympic
style target rifles, was able to put together this gun that had acceptable accuracy, acceptable weight,
acceptable reliability and did everything pretty well. This really kind of is a jack of all
trades rifle. It’s not the most accurate, it’s up there for reliability, it’s an
extremely reliable, durable, rugged gun. Because that was a primary
concern for the Soviet military. And it’s quite light. This thing comes in at 4.5 kilos, or
right at 10 pounds, which is great for a precision rifle. In the field it is easy to carry
around, it’s not really a burden. Accuracy wise, these are typically
going to be 1.5 to 2 minute of angle guns. I know there are people out there who are going
to talk a lot about sub-minute of angle groups, I think those things are really co-incidental and occasional
occurrences, and not standard, expected performance for the guns. They didn’t need to be that accurate, and one
of the trade-offs made in order to get the guns to be lightweight and reliable was to not try
to force super sub-minute of angle accuracy. Now, the three versions we have here of course, this is as best
I can tell, a legitimate military issue Soviet Dragunov rifle. This, the Tiger, is the commercial version
of the gun that was marketed by Izhevsk, … or Izhmash, which is the Izhevsk
manufacturing plant’s commercial arm. Those are sold as hunting rifles,
high end, nice hunting rifles in [Russia]. And a couple thousand of them
total have been imported into the US or a couple thousand Dragunovs in general.
Exact numbers on the Tiger I don’t know offhand, but they have been brought in by
a number of different companies. And then the Chinese copied the SVD, now we’ll
get into some of the details of this in a minute. They made them in both .308
and 7.62×54 rimmed calibre. The Soviet guns are all in 54
rimmed, all the military ones. The Tigers, the commercial ones, are
available in 7.62 NATO, 7.62×54 and also 9.3mm. There are a few differences between
the NDM-86 and the Soviet rifles, and there’s also a few differences between
the Soviet military and commercial rifles. So, why don’t we just take these apart and
take a look at what those differences are. Probably the most common and basic misconception
about the Dragunov is that it is not, in fact, an AK. While it does bear some external similarity to the AK, it is a substantially different design in pretty much
every way, no parts interchange between the two. So, controls are reasonably similar, we do still
have the same pattern of safety and dust cover. These are semi-automatic only, of course, always have
been. There are no full-auto versions of the Dragunov. Trigger. This is actually your disassembly
lever, so we’ll get to that in just a moment. The magazine catch is also
reasonably similar to that of the AK. Now if we look at the magazines, you’ll see that this
kind of has a grid waffle pattern on it of reinforcing ribs, that is an SVD magazine. The PSL, the Romanian
marksman’s rifle, which is an upsized AK, has a very similar pattern magazine, but
it has an X shape to the reinforcing ribs. And that’s the easy way to differentiate the
two, because they are not interchangeable. 10 round magazine, this is of
course a Tiger in 7.62×54 rimmed. This is one that came in through
California Arms, which is a little bit unusual in that it came with the flash
hider and bayonet lug assembly. Typically the Tiger does not have these things
because it is just a commercial sporting rifle. But this particular import batch did come
with them and most people put them on. It does have the typical polymer
front end furniture though, for a Tiger. So we’ll take a quick look at the
gas system here by taking this off. In order to do that we are going
to start by pulling this lever down. You would normally do that with a cartridge, but I
am going to use my universal disassembly tool here. Push it down, there we go, It has this little hook on it here that
locks it inside this retaining cap. So we rotate that all the way down, and then
we can pop this front handguard retainer forward. With that up and out of the way, we can now pop the handguards off,
and they are kind of retained by this little … sheet metal plate here. So we are going to (there we go), pop that off. Pop off the bottom one. Now we can get a better look at the gas
system, which is a short stroke piston. When the rifle fires, this piston
is going to come backwards, you can see it moving, right up inside here, right there, It’s going to come back, hit the
bolt, and throw the bolt rearwards. It can be disassembled, push it in, comes out. Then we have our gas block and gas plug there. This is the actual piston component that comes
backwards, and its range of motion is fairly limited. See there’s a little vent hole, so that once
the piston clears that, gas vents out that hole instead of putting further pressure on the system. Alright, I’m switching now to the
military Dragunov, the Soviet military one. This actually has a two position adjustable
gas system. So I can push this catch in, and rotate it between number one, right there, and number two, right there. … This block on the side is set so that you can put a 54 rimmed
case in there and use it as a lever to turn this if it gets sticky. The adjustable gas system is a bit of extra complexity
that wasn’t deemed necessary for the civilian version. So the Tigers, as well as the NDM-86
rifles, do not have that adjustability. However, these parts will drop into an NDM-86,
if you want to use them and can find a spare set. Now, let’s move on to the receiver area. We have a scope on here, this is the standard scope
that was used on the Dragunov, which is a 4×24 PSO-1. There are other scopes available, the side rail system
of course now has been used for a wide variety of optics. There’s a locking lever here that I
am going to lift up and rotate open. There we go, up. Once it’s unlocked, the scope slides
very easily off the back of the rail. Right, now that the scope is off
we can remove the dust cover. We are going to do that by taking this lever and
rotating it just about 180 degrees backwards. That can snap into position on that little screw,
and then the dust cover just lifts straight up. So unlike the AK, the dust cover has
the recoil spring and guide integral to it. This is actually much more similar to the SVT. Set that aside. Then the bolt carrier slides to the back and
lifts out, and the bolt itself is there inside. Unlike the AK, we can now take the fire control
group out as a complete unit, which is pretty handy. To do that we rotate the safety lever up,
and when it’s approximately vertical (there we go), it will pop out. The safety lever comes out, and then the trigger unit just pops out the bottom. So it’s got these two hooks that lock on this
bar, and then the safety lever locks it in place. Couple of quick features to note about the Dragunov design.
For one thing it has 3 locking lugs instead of 2 on the AK. That’s done because more locking surfaces gives you a more
repeatable lock up, and improves accuracy of the design. It’s also stronger, which doesn’t hurt,
but I don’t think that’s the primary reason. The recoil spring guide in here is actually
designed so that it pivots down like this, that makes it much easier to
install this back into the rifle. That’s cool, that fixes a potential
issue that was in the SVT-40. And of course having the trigger as a
removable unit is a really handy nice thing, and these have a much better
trigger pull to them than a typical AK. One of the main differences between all of these different Dragunov
versions is the trigger mechanism and how it interacts with the bolt. And this is a very subtle difference, you
would never actually know it shooting the guns, but it’s interesting to take a look at here
because we have examples of all three. So this is the original military SVD. We have a hammer right here, and what’s that?
It’s not going anywhere when I pull the trigger. The reason is that there is a disconnect
here. Now this is designed to be a safety. So what happens is when the bolt goes forward, there’s
a little tab on the back of the bolt [carrier] right here, that is going to ride up onto that
lever and push this lever down. Now the hammer is actually being held by
the sear, and when I pull the trigger it will fire. When I re-cock it, it gets held by this
disconnect again, and the trigger does nothing. So these were always semi-auto guns, these were never
full-auto guns, there is no full-auto capability to the SVD. However the way this is designed, it’s basically the
same as an auto trip or an auto sear in a machine gun. In other machine gun designs
… when you hold the trigger down, this prevents the hammer from actually
releasing until the bolt is fully closed. So when … various versions of the
Dragunov were submitted for import into the US, ATF looked at this lever and said, “Oh, that’s
an auto sear, you can’t have that in the gun.” So they were removed. This is the imported Tiger fire control
group, and you’ll notice, no lever. So on the left here is the military, and on the
right is the civilian import, and really all they did was get rid of this component.
You can see its cross pin here, there’s still a hole for it in the trigger
group, but the component itself is gone. Now, even without that there is still a disconnector, so, this, the trigger, has to go forward. If you just hold the trigger down, it does not fire There is one shot, the trigger bar, as long as you hold it down, is
out of position to re-engage and pull the sear again. Until you release it to there, at
which point it can fire a second time. So this is in every way still a semi-auto gun,
it just doesn’t have that out of battery safety that the original military one did, which is right there. The way this thing works, by the way, is we have
a component right in there that is going to catch on the hammer. You can see it moving up and down right there. It catches on the hammer engagement
surface until it is pushed down at which point it releases the
hammer to be held by the sear right here, which is this rotational part, right there. Now the Chinese did things slightly differently.
They never bothered with this bar up in the front. They instead have … an additional
disconnector here in the back. So when this bar goes down it’s going to push the
trigger bar, which is right down there at the bottom, it pushes it down and out of engagement, which forces,
guarantees, that it disconnects and doesn’t fire fully automatic. Now this is redundant, because even without this
lever this trigger group still functions the same way. So as long as I hold that down it doesn’t fire a second time until I release the trigger,
which allows the trigger bar back up in contact. However, this acts as a duplicate, a redundant backup doing
the same thing, and I suspect that was added for ATF compliance. So for comparison’s sake up on top here we have
the Chinese, and on the bottom we have the Tiger. You can also see evidence of that in the bolt
[carriers], so these are the two Russian bolt [carriers], and you’ll notice they have these little tabs on the back. This is the Chinese bolt [carrier] where this surface
is milled flat. And that’s because this surface has to come back and engage on that lever,
which doesn’t exist in the Russian guns. So that’s why. One interesting element to note is that the manufacturing
style of the bolt carriers in the two Russian guns changed. So this is the military SVD and this is the Tiger. You can see this has a big cutout on
the side, this was done to reduce weight. So on the original SVD bolt [carrier], the
bolt [carrier] is actually hollow inside there, they drilled these two holes out, you
can see that big open empty space. And that’s so that you can have a relatively large component
that doesn’t have as much weight as if it were completely solid. On the Tiger, apparently they just changed manufacturing methods,
and it was easier to mill off a piece out of the side rather than drill holes. You can see that difference there. These bolt
[carriers] appear to be totally interchangeable, they should be, as far as I can tell they are.
Just a change in the manufacturing style. The back of the bolt [carrier] was changed at
the same time, the original military gun here has this short little tail. That acts as a
hammer stop, so that if the hammer does fall before the bolt’s fully home, which it shouldn’t
be able to do because of the disconnector, that little tail will catch the hammer and prevent it
from hitting the firing pin and firing out of battery. On the Tiger they’ve kind of changed that by just leaving
the entire back end of the bolt [carrier] solid there. So this whole section up here
does the job of that little tail. Again, functionally exactly the same, you’d never
be able to tell the difference from shooting the guns, they work the same, just two
different styles of making them. Now we have the military one on top
and the Chinese NDM on the bottom. You’ll see the NDM has the tail, but it’s just
slightly differently milled, so the back of the … bolt carrier isn’t quite as long
here as it is on the Russian gun. A few other just very minor differences that show that
the NDM-86 is […] in fact a Chinese manufactured gun and not made in the same
place as the Izhevsk ones. If you look at things like the profile of this cut, you’ll see that
the Russian gun here is rounded at the end of this channel, but the Chinese one is squared. Just little elements like this that show that
they weren’t done on the exact same tooling. [In addition, the mainspring mounting points in the top covers are different between Chinese and Russian guns.

Also, the military SVD has a free floating firing pin, while the Tiger has a spring loaded firing pin. The NDM-86 was free floating, but many had a firing pin spring added by the importer.] Little bit of a difference on the receivers, and
this is just a manufacturing and stylistic thing. On the military SVD here, there is a lightening
cut on the outside above the magazine well. On the Tiger they got rid of that cut, I think
that was honestly just a simplification thing. This is known as a Type 1
pattern, and this is a Type 2 pattern. When the Chinese copied the guns they copied
the Type 1, so the Chinese NDMs have that cutout. Doesn’t do anything functionally, it’s
just a minor lightening cut to the receiver. Aside from markings, really the
only practical and visible difference between the Tiger and the SVD
is the furniture and the barrel length. So the barrel on the Tiger in the middle is about 2 inches
shorter than the Russian and Chinese guns on the top and bottom. That polymer furniture is totally
interchangeable with wooden furniture. Polymer is, honestly, it’s more durable and it’s a lot cheaper,
so that’s why it was used on the commercial guns. So there was some speculation that the Chinese guns, or some
of them, might be just overstamped Russian production guns. That is certainly not the case based on
these two. There are some definite production and design differences between the
Chinese NDM and the Russian Dragunov. That said, the practical differences bloop. [?]
They shoot the same, they handle the same, you wouldn’t know any of those differences without
actually taking the guns apart and digging into them. No amount of shooting would show
you that there is any practical difference. So, really cool to get a look at all three of these together, the military one here in particular is an extremely
rare gun to encounter in the United States. All three of them are coming up for
sale individually here at Rock Island, so if you are interested in adding any one of them to your
own collection, take a look at the description text below. You’ll find links there to the catalogue pages for all
three, you can look at their pictures, descriptions, etc. And if you’d like to get some shooting
time in on your own with one of these, place a bid on-line or appear live at the auction. Thanks for watching.

Tony wyaad

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Robert Vongartzen Posted on August 23, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I wonder how much a real Russian Dragunov worth it ?????

    Reply
  2. OSUNA Posted on August 30, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    (tiger carbine) "this is one that came in through California arms, which is a little bit unusual" chuckled lmao

    Reply
  3. Brian W Posted on August 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I’ve always wanted guns I know I’ll never acquire.

    Reply
  4. Haris122 Posted on September 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    How do you think the Chinese got to making their Dragunov copies? I imagine reverse engineering captured ones from somewhere, or did the Soviets still give them access to the Dragunov design specifications even after the split?

    Reply
  5. allain98productions Posted on September 5, 2019 at 7:54 am

    It's actually a sophisticated and refinated version of an AK for precision sake, quite different indeed.

    Reply
  6. Sergey Doronin Posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    14:15
    However, some versions of SVU had full-auto mode.

    Reply
  7. Tin Man Posted on September 10, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Why in the hell have US manufacturers not made clones of these?

    Reply
  8. Jeffrey ReyzR Posted on September 14, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Oh Project IGI is backk

    Reply
  9. FreeAim Dog Posted on October 1, 2019 at 8:42 am

    you know alot about guns, i respect that alot.

    Reply
  10. виталик погорлецкий Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    ну попросите его помедление говорить

    Reply
  11. Serega Poisk Posted on October 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    The most beautiful marksman's rifle…

    Reply
  12. Zhe Zhan Posted on October 5, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Have any one heared of the Medved Rifle? I am tempting to buy one. It is said to be a civilian SVD and I just want to know more about it.

    Reply
  13. Kevin Kalal Posted on October 7, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I think so too Ian down the rabbit hole we go

    Reply
  14. June Burton Posted on October 14, 2019 at 1:34 am

    The ATF is dumb as shit.

    Reply
  15. Austen Morey Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    How much would it cost if someone were to lose one in a boating accident? Asking for a friend.

    Reply
  16. Patrick W Posted on October 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Back in 2003, literally just before i was deploying, had a chance to buy a chinese one of these for $900 from some joe also deploying.

    Had a chance to buy a lot of good stuff back then. Including the chinese steel core 7.62×39.

    Reply
  17. Victor Gavloski Posted on October 25, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Jesus loves you my friends

    Reply
  18. darken gale Posted on October 27, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Dragunov SVD with full wood gunstock used by Croatin defenders back in 1991 against agressor Serbs.
    They killed or wounded in action 4 Serbs, others scaterred away in panica,
    The other day our sniper masters Damir Markuš & Igor Široki kill another 2 Serbian okupators :).
    Town of Vukovar, september, october and till the 18.november, when Vukovar unfortunitelly fell in Serbian hands….
    That was OUR Croatian Stalingrad where we broke Serbian spine.

    Reply
  19. Michael Ledford Posted on October 28, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Gander Mountian sells an air rifle that looks exactly the same as the legendary russian sniper rifle, its such a close replica that i nearly bought 1 on a half dozen visits to the store & still may buy one just to plink with.

    Reply
  20. Unprofessional Professor Posted on October 29, 2019 at 8:27 am

    TIL: Dragunov =/= Longboi Kalashnikov

    Reply
  21. Legwilly Posted on October 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Yeesh, Dragunov has a mega long barrel

    Reply
  22. James Looker Posted on October 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I wish Ian had weighed the bolt carriers.

    Reply
  23. aa11ff Posted on November 1, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcFsUQZmnXQ

    Reply
  24. Richard Barrett Posted on November 1, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I had a play with one of these when I was training for my crossed rifles, my issued rifle was the L96. This rifle felt like a toy in comparison, had nowhere near the range and soon lost its accuracy once the barrel heated up. But, when we went deer stalking up the glens I would rather have used one of these any day instead of lugging around the L96.

    Reply
  25. DeputyDanTV Posted on November 2, 2019 at 2:46 am

    its ok dude. i call it the soviet union too

    Reply
  26. XTrooper3936 Posted on November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I owned a Dragunov Tiger back in the '90s when I had my gun shop. It was a fun shooter and a rugged, accurate weapon. I'm trying to remember from almost thirty years ago so I could be wrong, but I'm almost certain that mine, unlike the one in the video, had both a wooden forend and buttstock. It also had a similarly illuminated reticle (yellow) Russian scope. $6900?! I guess I should have kept that one! 🙂

    Reply
  27. get money Posted on November 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Lol crawling 5 miles in a gilly suit, living in his own filth for 1 kill shot….Lol…

    Reply
  28. k00stin terror games Posted on November 8, 2019 at 12:55 am

    do a mud test on one of these guns preferably the zastava m76

    Reply
  29. Elite THOT Unit Posted on November 9, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Fact: The ATF fucker that said the disconnector prevented it from being imported deserves to have his face beaten in with a hammer until death.

    Correction, all ATF agents deserve to have their faces beaten in with a hammer.

    Reply
  30. Matt A Posted on November 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Awesome and informative. I got my NDM86 in 1995 from CDNN for $1100. Have been offered $5k several times for it, but never bit. I love that rifle.

    Reply
  31. Omne Obstat Posted on November 14, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    For when you absolutely positively want to fuck everyone up in STALKER

    Reply
  32. tattoostudio666 Posted on November 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    where is shooting footage?

    Reply
  33. runertje550 Posted on November 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Isnt it the SVDM ?

    Reply
  34. Garret Lemaster Posted on November 22, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Imagine if this guy lost a spring or something he is very safe and I love his videos but what if he broke or lost a part on one of these 10k+ guns how much that would suck

    Reply
  35. Ulf Edlund Posted on November 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    – how do the copycats … look like ?

    Reply
  36. Rusty Hill Posted on November 24, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Without a doubt one of the top items on my list to pickup one day. Would love a legit svd but a tiger or ndm will scratch the itch.

    Reply
  37. Caesium 137 Posted on November 26, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    SVU A was select fire

    Reply
  38. Sayed I Posted on November 28, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    @8:27 Indeed the pen is mightier than the sword

    Reply
  39. Tim Notaro Posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Love my Tiger. Installed East German furniture.

    Reply
  40. Silvy Posted on November 30, 2019 at 9:06 am

    It must be terrifying to pick up a rifle and read "made in china" on the side

    Reply
  41. hongsaikruw Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Non available in Germany caus so'n of bitch Merkel Zion Gov. Viva rossia

    Reply
  42. AJ or something Posted on December 6, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Honestly that gun is extremely accurate for a widely issued marksman rifle, the first version with the 240mm twist was able to get 1 moa, the later barrel twist was what reduced the performance. (This actually relates to the idea of it being kinda a support weapon, they sacrificed the accuracy of the slower twist rate barrel to be able to stabalize other cartridges than the sniper ball, stuff like ap ect to increase versatility.)

    Reply
  43. Rene_gade Posted on December 11, 2019 at 1:16 am

    2:31 haha nice reference

    Reply
  44. I. K. Posted on December 11, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I had one of those back in my time at service. Solid nice recoil, I loved it.

    Reply
  45. Gino Palin Posted on December 13, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Why is a round the universal disassembly tool? I've been told many times specifically to not use rounds

    Reply
  46. Azem Gurra Posted on December 15, 2019 at 12:21 am

    An exact military SVD Dragunov , an Tigr civilian version and a PRC one . Really cool

    Reply
  47. Maci Posted on December 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    difference is that russians have one of the best quality iron and steel in the world so they are manufacturing weapons with superior quality

    Reply
  48. The Red Knight Posted on December 16, 2019 at 12:43 am

    I'm a little late to the party. But what did they use the adjustments on the gas block for?

    Reply
  49. Wajahat ali Varzgani Posted on December 16, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Watch movie American Sniper based on true story. How successfull was dragonvove

    Reply
  50. Nathan Law Posted on December 16, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Nice white feather reference

    Reply
  51. Dustin Fay Posted on December 19, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Wish I could afford one.

    Reply
  52. alex hurley Posted on December 20, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    bayonet IS interchangeable between SVD and AK

    Reply
  53. Wolf82696 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful weapon. I want to own one before I die or at least shoot one.

    Reply
  54. Umbra Mortis Posted on December 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Ah, 7.62×54. What a wonderful caliber, along with her sister, 7.62×51.

    Reply
  55. 8uhbbhu81 Posted on December 26, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Leave it to a government personnel to confuse a safety feature for a machine gun part

    Reply
  56. Adam Scott Posted on December 26, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    New military issue SVD have Tigr style bolt carriers

    Reply
  57. Kilroy was Here Posted on December 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Says the Chinese copied it
    That’s pretty much the only thing the Chinese do

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  58. КОБА Posted on December 27, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    if the Chinese rifle is equal to the Soviet dragoon, then the Suzuki intruder is better than Harley Davidson ..

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  59. Scorpio 1989 Posted on January 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

    A friend of mine got hit by one of these in Afghanistan. After he got hit in the shoulder, a M1A2 put a HEAT round in the mud hut on a mountain where the sniper was hiding.

    The mud hut was turned to dust before my friend realized that he was hit in the shoulder…

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  60. Phantasm The Boi Posted on January 9, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Hmm…SVD variants? Wasn't porn restricted on Youtube?

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  61. kar ras Posted on January 11, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    06:00 see those are the effects of stalinium's radiation exposure lol

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  62. Hunter McCoy Posted on January 13, 2020 at 1:44 am

    This seems like the kind of thing that would benefit most from the 2 shot fire mine on the an 94

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  63. Mister Independent Posted on January 21, 2020 at 1:38 am

    So it's an AK with a longer barrel and a scope… 😢

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  64. Mister Independent Posted on January 21, 2020 at 1:41 am

    Can't I simply place a longer barrel and a scope on my AK?

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  65. edi gora Posted on January 21, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Does anyone know how the recoil is in comparison to a bolt action .308Win?
    Can't shoot my bolt action .308Win, 7,5×55, 7,62x54r anymore because of a shoulder surgery that left a hand full of screws behind.

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  66. c s Posted on January 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    These are totally inappropriate for your "Forgotten Weapons" channel…They would be more appropriate on the "Forbidden Weapons" channel.

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  67. king james488 Posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:13 am

    what's the point of adjusting the blowback system?

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  68. Andrzej Przybył Posted on January 23, 2020 at 2:28 am

    Could it become fullauto if the lever is removed?

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  69. Lee Michael Posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    It's such a beautiful object made by human ingenuity, even though it's made to kill

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  70. henry rudolph Posted on January 28, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Cannot stress the importance of this clip! Guns are so important to mankind, Especially guns that do mass destruction they must be built. BIG THANK YOU, America, Russia, England, Canada, France, Israel and any other country that manufacture guns. You do mankind a great service by selling guns to third world countries, countries that love war or simply love guns. Remember this 'GUNS, WAR, AND NATURAL DISASTROUS ARE TO MANKIND, WHAT THE 'PILL' IS TO BIRTH CONTROL'.

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  71. rotweilerdc Posted on January 28, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    So basically a battle rifle?

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  72. Tx240 Posted on January 30, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Drragoonov. Russian has no "uh" sound. Their "у" in драгунов is transliterated as "u", but has an "ooo" sound, not an "uh" sound.

    I point this out simply because the number of times draguhnov was said in the vid became annoying to hear.

    Otherwise, very interesting vid.

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  73. Craig Henson Posted on February 1, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    One of my favourite guns on Call Of Duty

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  74. Ekim Temen Posted on February 3, 2020 at 5:09 am

    Only the fucking ATF could call a safety mechanism an auto-sear and demand its removal. What a bunch of cunts. As if we didn't need more reasons to abolish the ATF.

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  75. liggy man Posted on February 4, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Only set back is that needs to be a head shit to kill, unless the enemy is weak.

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  76. Guvyyg Vuhh Posted on February 6, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    How to maks Dragunov:
    -take AK 47
    -put it in Paint
    -enlarge
    -profit

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  77. Emperor Constantine 1. Posted on February 7, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Dragunov sniper rifle…with BAYONET LUG!?!?

    (Cries in Zombie Apocalypse Survivor joy!!)

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  78. Johnathan Grey Posted on February 8, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I hate the Taliban member who got me with this rifle. I wish Chris Kyle was still around.

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  79. Birisu Andrei Posted on February 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    10:59 "there are other scopes available"
    Me: "but this one is mine!"

    Full metal jacket reference in case you dont know.

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  80. Shane Molloy Posted on February 8, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Great gun . For a easy use sniper

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  81. DerMetzger Posted on February 9, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Someone mind explaining why someone might use that 2 position adjustable gas system? What's the purpose?

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  82. AdrX003 Posted on February 9, 2020 at 6:57 am

    all hail the Soviet Yunyun! UmU

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  83. JustSomeGuy Posted on February 9, 2020 at 10:21 am

    You're like a human gun book. Great information and awesome examples, as always. Even if you are a heretic lol [makes the sign of Kalashnikov, and blesses the blasphemed rifles with vodka]

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  84. Kyle Kwartel Posted on February 10, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    I wish I could own one.. but Canada wont let us.

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  85. Clipazine Posted on February 13, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    I want that Russian military Dragunov so, so badly. I wish we could get them reasonably easily here in the USA in general, in the original chambering especially.

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  86. Maverick nonconformist Posted on February 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    It was made for Harrasment fire.

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  87. Dan Dreher Posted on February 16, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    The Weapon Ban on Assault weapons like this means that Police Units in the United States will be unable to get the parts they need to keep the AK-74 rifles a lot of SWAT teams that protect Civilians from having replacement parts for their work weapons! The Legislation that is up for Vote in NY does not allow Individual Police Departments a logistical Alternative to legal self Manufacture for things like Recievers which is needed for long term reliabilty 3 dprinting is one way around this Law!

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  88. drew55974 Posted on February 18, 2020 at 1:17 am

    There are 20k + sitting on the table

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  89. Markus Nott Posted on February 18, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Such a wonderfull rifles!

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  90. Ghillie Nation Posted on February 19, 2020 at 10:32 am

    I beat myself up passing this firearm up 3 times..

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  91. Schlomo Weissbergman-Goldsteinwitz, Ph.D. Posted on February 20, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    20 February 1920, exactly 100 years ago, Evgeny Fedorovich Dragunov was born.

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  92. Dragon800 Posted on February 20, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    imagine Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev with one of these bad boys.

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  93. DikoMan Posted on February 22, 2020 at 4:18 am

    When he said Olympic style, everything suddenly made sense about this gun.

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  94. redsaw 90 Posted on February 22, 2020 at 7:34 am

    dang im doomed lol my dream gun ..o well maybe ill find the next best thing

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  95. Bruh _ Posted on February 23, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    "Corporation wants you to tell the difference between these three pictures."

    "They're the same picture."

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  96. unum Posted on February 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    There is a big difference in terms of quality between Russian rifles and Chinese ones.

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  97. Clint Chia Posted on February 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    AK’s are plentiful, so why haven’t there been more of these imported into the country?

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  98. Lucas Hagg Posted on March 3, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Did Simonov ever try to make an SKS-type action in 54r to compete with the SVD?

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  99. #ضالم ومضلوم 1989 Posted on March 4, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    M16 gaz system sucks 📈📈📈

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