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Has anybody had any experience with the Tokarev TT-33 pistols in the 7.62mm x 25mm caliber?

Looking at the design of the pistol, it seems pretty simple and straightforward.

It seems like it may be an interesting gun to shoot and own. I do know that they can be purchased for pretty cheap (almost as cheap as the Makarov pistols). I am not sure about the availability of the ammo, though.
 

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Next on my C&R list. Spam cans of ammo are readily available for now, cheap, and the rounds more often than not are magnetic, indicating either a steel core or steel jacket. It is, however, corrosive. Wolf makes new manufacture.

Another less expensive alternative for you might be the CZ-52, same caliber, about $120. Great gun.
 

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Sounds good. Thanks for the info.

Here's a stupid question. Since I don't have an FFL to order this pistol direct, how much of a markup am I looking at for getting a dealer to order it for me? I don't understand that process too well.
 

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Has anybody had any experience with the Tokarev TT-33 pistols in the 7.62mm x 25mm caliber?

Looking at the design of the pistol, it seems pretty simple and straightforward.

It seems like it may be an interesting gun to shoot and own. I do know that they can be purchased for pretty cheap (almost as cheap as the Makarov pistols). I am not sure about the availability of the ammo, though.
YES! I have a TT-33 Tokarev... for over 25 years now. Ammo is readilly available and it's CHEAP!!! I get ammo for .10 a round at J&G Gun Sales. Even my local gus shops carry ammo, although it's more expensive.

7.62x25 is very POTENT, you'll be shocked to see what it'll do. I have NEVER had a FTF, FTE, or a stovepipe with this pistol. The muzzle blast & shock wave is INCREDABLE...

Here is a photo of my 7.62x25 TOK...


 

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Sounds good. Thanks for the info.

Here's a stupid question. Since I don't have an FFL to order this pistol direct, how much of a markup am I looking at for getting a dealer to order it for me? I don't understand that process too well.

Typical FFL transfer is $25.00
 

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I like to think of my Tokarev as an "expendable" hi-powered carry. Those 7.62x25's will core clear through a car or truck and not slow down. They are "roughly" the power of a .357 magnum. Tokarev's also easily convert to full auto... if one desires. Mine is NOT full auto.
 

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Has anybody had any experience with the Tokarev TT-33 pistols in the 7.62mm x 25mm caliber?

Looking at the design of the pistol, it seems pretty simple and straightforward.

It seems like it may be an interesting gun to shoot and own. I do know that they can be purchased for pretty cheap (almost as cheap as the Makarov pistols). I am not sure about the availability of the ammo, though.
BTW. Thank JOHN BROWNING for this weapon...
 

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I could tell that the 1911 was the inspiration for this pistol. There are way too many things that are alike between the two.

I'll have to get over to a dealer I know and ask him if he can track one down for me. I would have to get alot of rounds ordered initally because no one carries the 7.62 x 25mm around here.

EDIT: I have to correct myself. The main inspiration must be Browning's model 1903 pistol. Put those two next to each other and it's like they are twins.
 

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I could tell that the 1911 was the inspiration for this pistol. There are way too many things that are alike between the two.

I'll have to get over to a dealer I know and ask him if he can track one down for me. I would have to get alot of rounds ordered initally because no one carries the 7.62 x 25mm around here.

EDIT: I have to correct myself. The main inspiration must be Browning's model 1903 pistol. Put those two next to each other and it's like they are twins.
When Browning couldn't sell the US Armed Forces on this design & caliber, he went to Russia with it and he sold the design rights to Tokarev. Like they say, the rest is history...

John Browning was an incredably savvy business man as well as the ultimate gun architect of all time.
 

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I could tell that the 1911 was the inspiration for this pistol. There are way too many things that are alike between the two.

I'll have to get over to a dealer I know and ask him if he can track one down for me. I would have to get alot of rounds ordered initally because no one carries the 7.62 x 25mm around here.

EDIT: I have to correct myself. The main inspiration must be Browning's model 1903 pistol. Put those two next to each other and it's like they are twins.
The absolute best source of 7.62x25 ammo is J & G Sales: http://www.jgsales.com/

They have the Romanian TTC Tokarev on sale for $199.95 and super cheap ammo!
 

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I ordered a muzzle brake and a bunch of magazines for my Tokarev this evening... I have about 8000 rounds so I don't need ammo at the moment.
 

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For a mere $30, you could obtain a C&R license. This not only enables you to get all kinds of bizarre guns cheaply, but you avoid shipping to an FFL, and have Fed Ex deliver it to your door.
 

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For a mere $30, you could obtain a C&R license. This not only enables you to get all kinds of bizarre guns cheaply, but you avoid shipping to an FFL, and have Fed Ex deliver it to your door.
Tokarev doesn't qualify for C&R...
 

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I have the paperwork on it's way from BATF for the C & R license.

I'm going to go for the following handguns to start with:

Tokarev TT33 Pistol

CZ-52 Pistol

CZ-83 Pistol

Russian 1895 Nagant Revolver

These handguns are really cheap and with the amount that I would spend on a Kimber, I can have all of these guns, plus ammo, extra magazines, and a few other extras if I wanted.

Not a bad deal for having some very reliable, all steel, firearms.
 

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The Nagant revolver is a great, fun little pistol. The only downside to it is ammo is a pain to find sometimes.

As I mentioned, the CZ-52 handles the 7.62x25 just fine, and is a slim, rugged and just plain fun gun to plink away with.

The CZ-82 is probably the king of C&Rs right now. Hi capacity, incredibly accurate, excellent for carry.

Use your license till it begs for mercy.:)
 

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I received my Muzzle Brake for my Tokarev today, and this is what it looks like now...


Can't wait to shoot it!
 
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