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Russian TT33 Tokarev 7.62X25 Pistol
Markings: NO SAFETY Tula Star, 1940 NO IMPORT MARKS
Accessories: Spare Magazine, Pebble Grain Holster, Lanyard and cleaning rod
Other Information: Large slide serrations, Matching slide and frame
Tula Tokarev model 1933
Date of design:1930 (TT-30)
Service duration:1930 - 1951
Cartridge:7.62 x 25 mm TT
Action:Single action, recoil-actuated
Rate of fire:Semi automatic
Muzzle velocity:420 m/s
Effective range:~ 50 m
Weight (Unloaded):840 g
Feed System:8 rounds
Sights:Blade (front), U-notch (back)
Type 51/54 (China)
Type 68 (North Korea)
Number built:~ 1,700,000
Fedor Tokarev developed the TT-30 Pistol for the Soviet Military to replace the old Nagant M1895 revolvers the Soviets were using held over from the time of the czar. The TT-33 (Tokarev-Tula) adopted in 1933, an improved design over the TT-30, was widely used by Soviet troops during World War II and was one of the most reliable handguns of all time.
A very close, less polished facsimile of John Browning's 1903 automatic pistol in design and function with a much simpler hammer/sear assembly. It uses the 7.62 x 25 mm Tokarev cartridge based on the similar .30 Mauser.
During World War II, its ease of loading and semi-automatic capabilities led it to be a sidearm that was preferred over the Nagant M1895 revolver. Also, because it could withstand tremendous abuse, large numbers of this firearm were produced.
Production of the TT-33 in the USSR stopped in 1954. Also made by China as the Type 51, Type 54, M20, and TU-90, Hungary as the 48 M and an export version for Egypt as the Tokagypt 58, North Korean as the Type 68. At one time or another most communist or Soviet block countries made a variation of the TT-33 pistol. It was eventually replaced by the Makarov.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 November, 2007.