Creator of the legendary SVD: 100th anniversary of the birth of gunsmith Yevgeny Dragunov
February 20, 1920 the outstanding Soviet gunsmith Yevgeny Dragunov was born. He became famous worldwide for the creation of the SVD rifle, which, according to representatives of the arms community, has become one of the best army self-loading sniper rifles of the twentieth century. In addition, Dragunov designed a number of samples of high-class sports and automatic weapons. Some of his achievements were ahead of their time and were appreciated after the death of the gunsmith. “Dragunov cannot be denied the originality of design thinking, creative abilities. His real success, the result of hard work was the creation of a self-loading sniper rifle, adopted in 1963, and still with us the most perfect of all samples of this type, ”wrote Mikhail Kalashnikov about Evgeny Dragunov in his memoirs.