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YUGO m57 Tokarev - good gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GWARGHOUL, Aug 7, 2011.


    GWARGHOUL Well-Known Member

    I beleive its C&R eligible, and I am wanting to buy one.

    I found a stainless steel one for a good price...(less than $300 for stanless)

    I haven't owned a semi-auto since my Ruger MKII years ago.

    Is it a good gun..?
    Is it a serviceable gun?

    I'm not looking for a world class championship cup shooter. Just a solid, reliable accurate workhorse with a good history.

  2. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    Ok first

    you can't even order them (the civilian version for Zastava, still in production) in stainless

    So, you have one that is stripped, and most likely polished, I would pay at most for it...
    100-125 depending on the action, You can buy one in Excellent shape for ~200


    GWARGHOUL Well-Known Member

  4. xr1200

    xr1200 Well-Known Member

    The big concern is that there is no more cheap 7.62 x 25 surplus ammo and commercial new ammo will run $16-$25 a box of 50 qty right now.

    If you can find a case of surplus ammo its going for $259 a case now and about $35 for shipping. No more cheap surplus ammo.
  5. GBExpat

    GBExpat Well-Known Member

    No, the one they have advertised is hard chromed ... seems they like to do that periodically with some of their products; e.g., the hard chromed AKs on the same page.

    I just purchased 2 more of the M57 TT-33 Variants (from Wideners).

    I find the M57s, as with all the TT types that I own, to be accurate, reliable, comfortable and even somewhat concealable (since they are so flat/narrow).
  6. Tokarevsrule

    Tokarevsrule Well-Known Member

    Get it and reload for it. I have one and I love it. I use it for ccw and plinking. Unless it is a good chroming job, I would get blued finish. My Dad works at a place where they hard chrome, and he sees a lot of flake off unless a lot of care is used when chroming.

    PS good luck finding the brass if you reload
  7. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    And spare mags for it.

    For a shooter, IMHO the Polish or Romanian TTC are better choices as they are usually a bit less expensive and extra magazines are much easier to find and more reasonably priced when you do ~$15 each as opposed to $30+ for the Yugo.

    The the Tok is an unusual and fun gun -- well worth having at todays prices. We can only hope more surplus ammo can come in.
  8. vellocet

    vellocet Well-Known Member

    I own four toks and there is no real advantage to the yugo except for the extra round. They also have a magazine safety which can cause problems. Wally is right; get a romainian. 189.00 from SOG. And forget chrome.
  9. chromerunner

    chromerunner Well-Known Member

    great pistol for the money. I like the extra round and extra grip length.
  10. stoney1666

    stoney1666 Well-Known Member

    mag safety is easy to remove
  11. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    To the OP, "hard chromed" is far from "stainless steel".
  12. vellocet

    vellocet Well-Known Member

    True, stoney1666, but we're not all gunsmiths. Of my four the romainian is overall the best.

    GWARGHOUL Well-Known Member

    do tell me about "5 6 or 7 torch crest etc."
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  14. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    collector value (which the shiny ones don't have, the only Maks that are shiny are the Russian navy ones)

    The Yugos had a number variations on their crest, one of the ways to date a M57.
    Personally, I would go with the cheaper TTC, just as shootable, and much easier to find parts. The M57 can have issues where the aftermarket safety was jerryrigged into the Magdisconnet and hammer pack.

    Google has lots of info

    GWARGHOUL Well-Known Member

    This is all good info. Thank you.

    This is why I ask questions here, I don't know what to really query in Google, its hard to find specific info when you don't know the topic well.

    So does this community, and like I said above.

    I'm not really too concerned about extra magazines... and I'm not afraid to pay $25 for a box of 50 rounds (that is still better than most U.S. calibers)

    The source I would be buying from does not mention anything about these being modified, or any after market parts etc.

    I'm not worried about collector value. Just a good shooting, solid reliable gun, that is serviceable in the event something breaks.

    So, with all things considered.. is this a good gun for me, or should I look into the Romanian TTC?

    Thanks for the friendly input and advice guys.
  16. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    I have two Yugo M57s and love 'em. I purchased a ton of Yugo 7.62x25 surplus when I purchased my 2nd M57 as it only seemed right to pair the ammo with the pistol. I'm sure glad I did!

    I do like the slightly longer grip. I don't really find the +1 round a phenomenal advantage as I don't really do much with them other than informal plinking. However, they appear robust and I'm sure will serve one well in a defensive role if employed for such.

    They were selling for $189 in VG condition when I purchased mine (plus $10 for handpick from Sog on the 2nd, which is the better looking of the two). If they're still selling for that, I'd say they're well worth the price.
  17. xr1200

    xr1200 Well-Known Member

    Not to start an arguement. But its best to just do a search yourself on this and other gun forums or just Google itself. Blank gun ___________ problems and see what turns up.

    I recently purchased a polish p64 random 9 x 18 that looked like a decent gun for $169 plus shipping. Fortunately mine has no problems, but another member here had problem of breaking the thumb safety and later I found out its a common problem and no one carries parts for the gun in the USA. So if you have a part breaks it then becomes a serious issue.

    So do a search and make an educated decision yourself before buying any new or surplus gun, checking for issues or problems.
  18. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Researching anything before purchase isn't a bad idea; it's sound advice.

    I find military surplus to be a safe bet, being that they represent a tremendous value. Typically they are purchased inexpensively for recreation rather than for defense. Though in this particular case, the breed has lost some of its glitter due to the lack of inexpensive surplus military ammunition.
    However, commercial fodder is still available and isn't prohibitively overprice, nor will it be IMO.
  19. snooperman

    snooperman Well-Known Member

    I have a Chinese Tok made by Norinco that is in 9mm..

    that I enjoy shooting. I paid $120 for it more than 20 years ago. It has a big red star on it. The Yugo Toks are a good value for the money. EAA is bringing one in now that is in 9mm that seems like a quality gun. I believe it is made by Zastava.
  20. vellocet

    vellocet Well-Known Member

    The yugos are 199.00 now. And the romey is interchangeable with polish, russian and chinese pistols. The yugo is not. Save yourself some potential future problems; get the romainian.

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