this would be a faked svt40 notch correct?
What documents would that be to prove it validity?Im no expert either but that looks fake to me. Why?
The photos of the real one were more squarish AFAICR. Your photo looks like a fresh cut or grind to me also, and it is not centered.
But the sad part is that the one I saw may very well also be fake.
There is probably no way to really know since there are so many fake ones out there.
Even if I found one today that looked perfect, I would still consider it fake unless there were documents to prove otherwise.
As others have noted. Germans had a lot of these. I can think of only one case where a GI had capture papers on a German capture SVT.It would be sort of hard to get capture papers since we did not fight the Russians-