Info needed,Tokarev 7.62x25 pistol

104RFAST104RFAST Senior MemberPosts: 1,267 Senior Member
Considering a Tokarev 7.62 as plinking or truck gun. Seems
inexpensive enough for ammo and Pistol for rough duty cheep
Pistol. Anyone have any experience with this gun?:yesno:

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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,810 Senior Member
    It has a heavy trigger, and you should not dry fire it or you can break the firing pin in some models. The ammo is .30 cal but zippy at around 1600 - 1700 FPS and 500 + FPE. It is single action, and holds 8 rounds in the magazine.

    It is ugly, IMHO.

    I own three.

    D
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  • kmeierskskmeiersks Member Posts: 121 Member
    Roller lock mechanism similar to MP5 so robust enough for a truck gun. Seems like a fun gun.
  • airheadairhead Member Posts: 424 Member
    I got one cheap, but I've not found any inexpensive ammo. S&B 50 rnd box for $20-$25. I found some suplus (corrosive primers) but not at much more of a discount than that.

    So I got a set of dies and kept all my brass...
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,321 Senior Member
    Ammo used to be cheap, but not any more. To me, they look like a Colt pistol. I don't think the originals had a safety on them, but I might be wrong. I took one as a souvinier in Viet Nam, but it was stolen from me.
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  • rallykidrallykid Senior Member Posts: 657 Senior Member
    AIM has PRVI for $15.25/50 and SG Ammo is the same price. $18.95 for S&B but they are out of S&B right now.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I've got a CZ-52 in that chambering, and I've developed a couple of single shot rifle rounds using pointy bullets that won't fit a pistol magazine. I built a barrel liner for a NEF 20 gauge and chambered it for the round, but the extractror is kind of iffy. Fixing that problem is on the "to do" list one of these days. It's a fun cartridge to load for, and new brass used to be available from Midway prety reasonably. I bought 500 new unprimed cases a while back, so I'm good to go for some time.
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,353 Senior Member
    I have a Russian one made in 1939; due to unavailability of the original round in our local market I've rebarreled it to 9mm and it works fine.

    Wouldn't consider it for the use you intend. Yes, both ammo & gun are cheap, but ergonomics are awful, recoil, noise level and flash are unpleasant, sights are poor and looks terrible. Only have it 'cause I'm a history buff and like it as a collectible item.

    No better plinker caliber than a .22LR. Probably a .38 Special revolver would be a better choice, but if you still want to get a rather cheap, sturdy pistol, check the CZ-82 in 9mm Makarov and you might find something better suited for your needs.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,773 Senior Member
    kmeiersks wrote: »
    Roller lock mechanism similar to MP5 so robust enough for a truck gun. Seems like a fun gun.

    That's the CZ-52:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CZ_52
    300px-CZ_52_pistol.jpg

    The Tokarev fires the same round, but is a Browning lockup:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT-33
    300px-Pistol_TT33.jpg

    Love the round. some surplus is still available, and Wolf has a screamer of an HP round for it. Ammo can be found relatively cheap, but it takes some hunting to find it.

    Cool thing about the Tok pistol is the whole fire control unit comes out as a package. Very modular, and it was made before being modular was cool.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,321 Senior Member
    I see that one doesn't have a safety. Must be an early import or a war souvenier.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • deadeyedeadeye Member Posts: 73 Member
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  • rallykidrallykid Senior Member Posts: 657 Senior Member
    Classic has the Romanian TTC for $209. The Romanian version came with a factory safety.

    http://www.classicfirearms.com/hand-guns/romanian-ttc-tokarev-pistol
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Posts: 666 Senior Member
    I have a Yugo M57, a CZ 52 and a Polish PPS-43 and I like them all. Really the flow of inexpensive firearms coming into the country has dried up. You are not going to be seeing a lot of "cheap but good" options anymore. I say get one while you can. They are fun to shoot and ammo is still affordable and it is an interesting round.
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  • rallykidrallykid Senior Member Posts: 657 Senior Member
    This thread has almost caused me to talk myself into one. After the M10, the Suppressors, the bolt action .22, the bolt action center fire, the LCR and a few more odds and ends I think it is going on the list.
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  • gandog56gandog56 New Member Posts: 29 New Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    It has a heavy trigger, and you should not dry fire it or you can break the firing pin in some models. The ammo is .30 cal but zippy at around 1600 - 1700 FPS and 500 + FPE. It is single action, and holds 8 rounds in the magazine.

    It is ugly, IMHO.

    I own three.

    D


    Are you talking about a CZ52? I have a Rommie Tokarev TT-33 instead. Trigger is not that heavy, shoots WAY easier than my old CZ52.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I have a Yugo M57, a CZ 52 and a Polish PPS-43 and I like them all. Really the flow of inexpensive firearms coming into the country has dried up. You are not going to be seeing a lot of "cheap but good" options anymore. I say get one while you can. They are fun to shoot and ammo is still affordable and it is an interesting round.

    I've heard the Polish one is well made (Radom?). How does it compare to the CZ-52? My CZ-52 is a hoot to shoot, especially with some Hornady XTP bullets I handload.
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Posts: 666 Senior Member
    Are you talking about the PPS-43? That is a totally different animal! It is awesome though and very accurate for having the stock welded. It is a must buy!
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  • kmeierskskmeiersks Member Posts: 121 Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    That's the CZ-52:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CZ_52
    300px-CZ_52_pistol.jpg

    The Tokarev fires the same round, but is a Browning lockup:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT-33
    300px-Pistol_TT33.jpg

    Love the round. some surplus is still available, and Wolf has a screamer of an HP round for it. Ammo can be found relatively cheap, but it takes some hunting to find it.

    Cool thing about the Tok pistol is the whole fire control unit comes out as a package. Very modular, and it was made before being modular was cool.

    Damn the brain fails me again. Thanks for the correction Bullsi.:bang:
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