Designed by noted firearms designer Evgeniy Fedorovich Dragunov to operate under the most extreme climatic and combat situations, the SVD was the first Russian rifle designed from scratch specifically for sniping. This translation of the official SVD manual contains complete operating instructions.
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About the Author
James F. Gebhardt is a retired U.S. Army officer who served as an enlisted infantryman (1966-69), armor officer (1974-83) and Soviet foreign area officer (1984-91). Gebhardt performed military duty in the Soviet Union and has escorted numerous Soviet scientific, military and diplomatic personnel on U.S. military installations in the United States.
Table of ContentsPart One - Construction, Maintenance and Storage of the Sniper Rifle
Chapter 1 - General Information: Purpose and Characteristics of the Sniper Rifle; Basic Components ad Mechanisms of the Sniper Rifle and Their Function During Firing.
Chapter 2 - Disassembly and Assembly of the Sniper Rifle
Chapter 3 - Construction of the Sniper Rifle's Components and Mechanisms, Accessories and Cartridges: Nomenclature and Construction of the Rifle's Components and Mechanisms; Nomenclature and Construction of the Sniper Rifle's Accessories; 7.62mm Service Rifle Cartridges.
Chapter 4 - Function of the Sniper Rifle's Components and Accessories: Position of Components and Mechanisms Before Loading; Position of Components and Mechanisms During Loading; Position of Components and Mechanisms During Firing; Stoppages When Firing With the Sniper Rifle and Methods of Correcting Them.
Chapter 5 - Maintenance and Storage of the Sniper Rifle: General Instructions; Cleaning and Lubrication; Storage of the Rifle and Cartridges.
Chapter 6 - Inspection of the Sniper Rifle and Preparation for Firing: General Instructions; Procedure for Inspection of the Rifle by Soldiers and Sergeants; Procedure for Inspection of the Rifle by Officers; Inspection of Service Cartridges; Preparation of the Sniper Rifle for Firing.
Chapter 7 - Confirmation of the Sniper Rifle's Zero and Bringing it to a Normal Zero: General Instructions; Confirmation of the Rifle's Zero; Bringing the Rifle to a Normal Zero; Adjustment of the Optical Sight.
Part Two - Methods and Instructions for Firing the Sniper Rifle
Chapter 8 - Methods for Firing the Sniper Rifle: General Instructions; Preparation for Firing; Firing the Shot; Ceasing Fire; Methods of Fire From a Rest and From Behind Cover; Methods of Fire on the Move; Methods of Fire at Aerial Targets.
Chapter 9 - Conduct of Fire With the Sniper Rifle: General Instructions; Observing the Battlefield and Target Destination; Target Selection; Elevation Setting, Aimpoint Selection, and Windage Corrections; When to Commence Firing; Conduct of Fire, Observation of Results, and Adjustment; Firing at Stationary and Fleeing Targets; Firing at Moving Targets; Firing at Aerial Targets; Firing in Mountains; Firing in Limited Visibility Conditions; Firing in Conditions of Radioactive, Chemical, and Bacteriological (Biological) Contamination; Ammunition Supply and Expenditure in Combat.