I know of three that came home from AFG (2) and Iraq (1) during early 2004. They had to have the receiver cut and could never have been property of the military. So buying one off the local market and cutting it, then getting the paperwork approved meant you could send it home. That window lasted about two months before CENTCOM slammed it shut. ATF had mine for 18 months with my paperwork before finally returning it to me with a clean bill of health. Matching numbers, 1986 dates as well, and no pitting on the barrel.
Who did the reweld job on that?
A local guy. Not overly happy with it but it proved to ATF that it was in fact torch cut and not smuggled home. I may have it redone one day but while not pretty it is holding fine. Yes, I shoot her.
Welded or not, it was the only way I would ever get an original, so I can over look that. LOL
[QUOTE=10Gauge;1778061]Well... if I remember correctly, there were some SVD bringbacks that were not considered legal by the ATF due to the safety sear aka third pin.---- THE DRAGUNOVS DO NOT HAVE A 3RD PIN HOLE IN THE RECEIVER,,THE SAFETY SEAR IS IN THE TRIGGER PACK,,AND EASILY REMOVED.. NOW EARLY IMPORTED PSL/FPK TYPE STUFF DID HAVE A SAFETY SEAR PIN HOLE IN THE RECEIVER.WHICH THEY LATER RE DID TO MAKE THE ATF HAPPY AND GOT RID OF THE SAFETY SEAR PIN AND HOLE(3RD HOLE)FRENCHY
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ya all failed to mention the dragunovs with wood stocks always have a scope serial number on left side of stock behind scope with serial number on scope matched together at factory to stock once scope unit was fitted but never same serial as rifle when new. sounds like his rifle might be matching after all. brand new no dust or sand just clean as a whistle. hmmmm. crazy aint it.