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Romanian TTC with 7.63 Mauser ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by blakeci, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. blakeci

    blakeci Well-Known Member

    I recently acquired a Romanian Tokarev, and I was wondering if one can shoot the 7.63 Mauser round in it. I have looked at the dimensions of the two cartidges and they are nearly identical. The only difference being that the Mauser round has a bullet diameter of 1/50th of a millimeter larger. Anyone ever try it out, and are there any dangers or concerns with doing so? Thanks
  2. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    The Germans did it all the time during World War II. That said, it's not exactly a good idea. It may be SAFE, but it's not good for the gun. As cheap as Tokarev ammo is, it's better to just buy the real thing.
  3. blakeci

    blakeci Well-Known Member

    It's just the "ghost of rusty gun past" from my youth that has me so hesitant about shooting corrosive ammo. Navy Arms back in the day had "noncorrosive" ammo for .303 british back in the 90's that turned out to be rather corrosive as I discovered after cleaning the gun the regular way and putting it up for a week. Those Romanian TTC's have a lot of nooks and crannies for the dreaded rust to breed. Its just in so good of shape, that I would hate for me to miss some tiny important spot.:uhoh:
  4. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    They are the same round, you can shoot any 7.63 Mauser in any 7.62 Tokarev gun. Some say that Tokarev ammo is always hotter and you should avoid using Tokarev in a Mauser gun. I don't believe that is always the case, but what you are considering is A-OK.
  5. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    Look for the specs, wikipedia is a good place to start, look at the load data and pressure, both are European so you should be able to find a CIP standard for the rounds, also many say that the tok, esp the Czech SMG or the mysterious (depends on source, may be bulgi or rommy) "hot" lot would be very bad for your 1k Mauser.
  6. Joe Demko

    Joe Demko Well-Known Member

    If you strip the gun and dump the pieces into a bucket of hot Balistol solution or hot soapy water, you won't have to worry about missing any corrosive residue. It's what I do with mine and it is rust-free despite being fired with nothing but corrosive ammo.

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