One of my co-workers sent me some photographs of himself at a WWII reenactment in Kiev, Ukraine. One of the 'Germans' atop an armored scout car had a rifle I've never seen before, and I know most of the basic WWII long guns from that theater. Is this some kind of experimental weapon? It almost looks like a prototype Simonov, but part of it looks like a G-41 or G-43 in places. It's obviously not a normal G-41/43 or an AVS-36, and it's not right for either the SVT-38 or SVT-40, but I just can't think of another self-loading battle rifle from that time period that would show up in that theater.