Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
SVD - Base Series Designation
SVDS - Folding tubular metal stock; cone-shaped flash-hider; synthetic pistol grip; fixed cheekpiece; synthetic shoulder pad; revised barrel; improved gas cylinder.
SVDSN - Night-Capable SVDS variant.
SVDN - Night-Equipped SVD rifle; adaptable to several types of night optic telescopic sights.
SVD Medved - Sport rifle
SVU - Assault sniper rifle; shortened barrel; PSO-1 telescopic sight; bullpup layout; triple-baffle muzzle brake; improved recoil reduction; folding iron sights.
SVU-A - Selective fire capability; based on the SVU model; 20-round magazine.
SWD-M - Modernized SVD; heavier barrel; LD-6 (6x42) telescopic sight capable.
"Nakhjir" - Iranian license-production copy of the SVD