git-svn create branch off past revision

I know how to create an svn branch w/git. But, can I do that off of a past revision/commit ?

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    Answer for myself (and anyone else) – not strictly git-svn, but it works:

    svn copy https://foo.com/svn/bar/trunk/@6635 https://foo.com/svn/bar/branches/mybranch -m 'creating a branch'
    # in your git working directory
    git svn fetch
    git branch -a
    

    You should see remotes/mybranch in that list, now create a local branch that tracks that remote

    git checkout -b local_mybranch remotes/mybranch
    

    You just need to switch to (checkout) that revision first. Here’s an example using git-svn only:

    git checkout <sha1-of-past-commit>
    git svn branch -m "Create branch for v1.2.3 hotfixes" hotfix-1.2.3
    git checkout -b hotfix-1.2.3 remotes/hotfix-1.2.3
    

    Tested on Git for Windows 1.9.0.msysgit.0.

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