Norinco TT Olympia


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mrmeval
December 22, 2006, 04:12 AM
I now own a Norinco TT Olympia pistol. I just picked it up from the dealer I had it shipped to. It's brand new, never fired! All the accessories are still sealed in the plastic. They did remove the gun from the plastic to get to the serial. It feels good though I've not opened and put on the barrel weight. I really hate closet/safe queens...but it's brand new. From what I've read it performs as well as the original pistol, time will tell. I just now disassembled it and cleaned it with Break Free.

Take down is the same as a PP or PPK (http://www.waltheramerica.com/manuals/PPK_PPKs.pdf) It's incredibly easy to do.

Picture gallery is here. (http://mrmeval.is-a-geek.net/~jcaldwel/images/TT_Olympia/images.html)

The dealer on Guns America is Craig Lahullier of Craigs Firearms and his description way undersold this pistol, just about everyone puts "NIB" on stuff. This is in the original box and just perfect.

The listing is here. (http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976726603.htm)

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browningguy
December 22, 2006, 10:28 AM
I've got one of these also, a decent little pistol, but it's not a Walther. They are plenty accurate for serious plinking. I'd go ahead and shoot it, mine was NIB also but what have you got to lose. I've even refinished the grips on mine since the original finish was so poor.

jaybar
December 22, 2006, 11:19 AM
The little TT's are great little guns, built like tanks, very accurate and reliable. Problem is that you can't get replacement parts for them if you break(unlikely) or lose (more likely) any parts. They are notorious for the screws that adjust and hold the sights (front and rear) in place vibrating out. The screws are some arcane metric thread and finding replacements at the hardware store is almost impossible. If the screws that hold the rear sight adjustment come loose, the rear sight blade will fall out and now you've got a real problem.
I'd suggest taking the sight screws out, degreasing the screw and the hole they came out of and applying some Loc-Tite 242 (blue) or even a drop of clear nail polish to the threads to prevent the screws from backing out by vibration.

Bullet Bob
December 22, 2006, 11:43 PM
I agree with Jaybar. I like mine quite a bit - in fact, I like shooting it better than my 3rd model Colt Woodsman, to compare it to a somewhat similar lightweight gun.

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