Tokarev TT-33

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by sagenodland, May 12, 2012.

  1. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    I decided my next gun is going to be a Tokarev to match my mosin.
    Anything I need to know about them in terms of reliability or safety concerns?

    Also was there a combat knife that the Russians widely used or did they just have their spike bayonets?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Would the Nagant revolver be a better match?
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Tokerev, dont carry it with a round in the chamber. They were meant to be carried empty chamber in a flap belt holster and charged from the magazine.

    Nagant revolver is a more accurate match and must be carried with an empty chamber under the hammer

    Typical soviet riflemen/women werent issued pistols. If one had one it was usually a battlefield pickup or had special consideration for exceedingly heroic actions and extra gear was overlooked.
     
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  4. Durangokid

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    They are some what dangerous as handguns go. That said they are tough powerful firearms. The 7.62X25 is a great round in a pistol. At one time Navy Arms sold a .38 Super Conv. kit for the Toks. I converted one and loaded some real "Blue Pill" loads in the pistol. That Damn thing held them just fine. I would take the Tok over the Nagant any day. Just buy one and become a "Tokanut":D
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Just can't get over how ugly they are.
     
  6. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    I agree most things Russian are ugly. The Nagant Rifles and Handguns as well as the AK 47. But like those Big Russian woman they work.:eek:
     
  7. kytowboater

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    And the nightmares shall ensue.
     
  8. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    I really like the looks of them up until you get back to the grip. Until then they look like 1911's

    And I'm guessing there is nothing that the standard infantry used for a combat knife?
     
  9. kytowboater

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    Not certain, I'll research and see if I can figure it out. I doubt with the amount of troops to arm, that knives would be a standard issue. Such as the KA-BAR. I love those knives have collects
    Some.
     
  10. GunSavvyTeen

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    Tokarevs are fantastic! Don't buy Bulgarian ammo though. Dirty and corrosive. If you want good, cheap, surplus ammo go with Polish. Mine is a TTC ( Romanian) by the way and thats what it likes.
     
  11. GunSavvyTeen

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    How can you say they are ugly? To me they look like early 1900s colt automatics.
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I'm weird, and warming up to automatics of that country.
     
  13. GunSavvyTeen

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    If you can spare about $179 give the Tokarev a try. It's reliable and slim enough for proficent pocket carry. Plus a pretty pontant round as well. Like a .357 Sig on crack.
     
  14. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I just might.
     
  15. kytowboater

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    Anything particular to look for in them?
     
  16. GunSavvyTeen

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    My Tokarev TTC sitting in 200 rounds of Bulgarian 7.62x25.
     

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  17. GunSavvyTeen

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    Look carefully at the bore to make sure it hasn't pitted and make sure the sights aren't grounded down or anything. My sights were off so I had to sand it down to match. And for the love of god don't buy Bulgarian ammo.
     
  18. texaswoodworker

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    Depends on the time period your thinking of. If it's pre-1930s, then the Nagant revolver would be the better match, if it was during the late 30s or WW2, then both would be a good match.

    IIRC the Ruskies were switching over to the Tokarev during WW2, but since they still had a lot of Nagant revolvers, they issued them too. The Tokarev is next on my list of WW2 Russian guns. Followed by an SKS and a SVT-40 :D

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  19. kytowboater

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    Alright. Whenever my wife lets up on me, AR is first. I might be able to sneak that pistol in there.
     
  20. GunSavvyTeen

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    Ha! Good luck. Let me know if you want any more pictures or angles of the gun if you are curious about it.