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Soza  S V D Z - 78 by Souzousha Soza  S V D Z - 78 by Souzousha
A SVD based weapon system.
I got pretty close considering I drew it all from memory, Forgrip is a bit larger, but everything else looks very similar.

ERA - Cold War & onwards
Model - SVDZ-78 (a modified clone produced by hand from Middle eastern makeshift Firearm Factories)
Nationality - Design - Soviet Origin / Production - Unknown middle east reign
Category - Semiautomatic Designated Marksman Rifle
Caliber - 7.62x54mm (May also be produced in 8mm German / 30-06 / 303 British / 7.62x51mm NATO) "AS REQUESTED BY CLIENTS"
Feeding Operation - detachable box magazine (10 ROUNDS)
Operation - Short stroke piston
Real World Counter Parts - SVD

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mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
looks like a psl...

Quite good considering it was from memory.
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Souzousha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well a PSL is a long stoke AK variant of the SVD, So you correct on that being in the same category of weapons, But externally the big difference is the hand guard piece, PSL keep there two piece furniture with the bottom being slightly longer like the AK, as the SVD appears t be one piece from the side top & bottom.
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mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Variant? Its a fucking horrib attempt to copy a master marksman rifle by romanians who try to sell them as SVD's! All they did was make the barrel of an AK longer, and changed the stock!
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Souzousha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Variant of the AK - No actual relationship to the SVD

 

I say the Romeies were too lazy to re tool there factories to make the SVDs and opted to do just that, make longer ak in 54rimmed

But People buy them as they cannot get there hands on any SVDs (and Im sure even if we had SVDs up the but for sale They would still not buy them still, as PSLs would be much cheaper.)

Cant mention how many times I didn't sell a Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 ,Because the customer opted for a Chines made H&R PardnerPump for half the price.

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mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
SVD's are relatively cheap in other countries. They are plentiful from what I have read and seen. I can almost guarantee that there is 1 SVD for every 20 ak's found on a field.

Only reason they are so expensive here in the united states is because they are illegal to import (pretty sure individual parts are not however) is because so few have made it into the country before they became illegal. Now the ones that are here are so hard to find, they have gone up to $10k minimum unless you find a dumbass who prices it at a fraction.

Romanian psl's are complete shit. All they do is weld the barrel longer making it have no resemblance to any fraction of precise accuracy. What I really dispise of them is how simular they make them look, so they can grab 10k worth of american $ from idiots who know nothing about SVD's thinking they are SVD's, like poor fps_russia's content finders. 
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is pretty sweet, I'm loving the receiver. The selector switch is pretty neat with it curved like that.
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Souzousha Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I winged it on that switch, Was about to upload and caught it, Luckily I believe they are curvy like that so it fit perfectly. Without having to cover up anything. :meow:
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