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7.62x25 tokarev pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tim o'hare, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. tim o'hare

    tim o'hare Member

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    do we have any tokarev lovers out there?
     
  2. tim o'hare

    tim o'hare Member

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    are there any 7.62x25 tokarev pistol lovers out there??????? would like to hear from you........
     
  3. jonnyc

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    About what???
     
  4. tim o'hare

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    how about what you think of them. what you like about them ,etc.
     
  5. Fat Boy

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    I have owned the cz52, and liked it very much. I didn't have any trouble with mine, and enjoyed shooting it. I found it to be a serviceable, reliable semi-auto handgun. Not any more than that; it is a service-type firearm, and for me was a plinker-

    If you get one, I would suggest getting a replacement firing pin and other parts to replace the factory stuff- in any event, I suggest you not dry fire the gun as the firing pins are known to be a bit weak from the factory and can break.
     
  6. Gord

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    My CZ52 kills five-gallon buckets at 100 yards all day long. Fun plinker.
     
  7. whitefeather

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    I've got one of the TT-33's. Fugly gun. Crudely produced... but serviceable nonetheless.

    The best part is that it fires a hot round that's CHEAP!!! Lots of fun at the range. I decided to give mine a face lift and fitted it with a set of 1911 grips with Colt medallions on them.

    It required that I drill the grip frame to accept 1911 bushings for the grip screws. I had to quite a bit of recontouring of the grips as well. It ended up lookig a LOT like a Colt 1903 and it draws a quite a bit of attention at the range.

    It's not exactly odd that it ended up looking like a 1903 though. If you look into the history of the Tokarev, you will see that several aspects of it's design were "borrowed" from the 1903.

    Now if I can just smooth out the gritty trigger and tighten up the slide to frame fit a bit.
     
  8. jonnyc

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    Great shooting round. I hate CZ52s. The grip is uncomfortable, they are top-heavy, and the triggers suck. TTs on the other hand, are fun, reliable, and accurate pistols.
     
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    Just checking in as a TT33 lover, as requested. I love the thing.
     
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    would be great if there was a carbine to go with it.
     
  11. tim o'hare

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    norinco tokarev copy

    i bought a chinese model 54 tokarev copy made by norinco back in 1992 . that was before bill clinton got my FFL ! but that's another story. anyway; the
    norinco pistol is very well made. nice blue job &
    finish is first rate. it's also got a chrome lined bore so i can safely shoot corrosive ammo out of it.
    later that year i picked up a 9mm luger barrel & recoil spring for it( also chrome lined ). now i can shoot either caliber( the mags work for both).got some starline brass & gonna reload for it. speer plinkers should make it a fairly good man-stopper.
     
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    If the Czechs hadn't been forced to use 7.62x25 by the Soviets, I think the vz.52 might have remained a fevered dream of its designers and they'd have gone with something better.

    I prefer the TT-33. While the ammo is cheap, it's a fun plinker.

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  13. Keeterbird

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    I have both the Cz52 and the Tokarev. I used to love the 52 and now I lean a little toward the TT33. It is Romanian.

    I have over two thousand rounds through each. They are truly fun plinkers.

    My advice is to stay far down the line on an open range the cz throws the shells 25 ft. That is the biggest complaint that I have gotten, but allowing the complainer to shoot the pistol has always worked.

    I love both of them.
     
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    Have you seen this?

    http://www.tokarev.com/

    It is brief, but interesting background. The site owner is Vlad Tokarev (no relation to Fedor), formerly of Siberia. He currently lives near St.Paul, MN, which might as well be Siberia.
     
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    I started with the CZ52 and also now lean toward the TT-33 -- much easier to disassemble and re-assemble for cleaning after shooting corrosive ammo, and better sights and trigger.

    At ~$140 for 1280 rounds of corrosive surplus ammo, its the best plinking available. Good fun on steel plates too!

    --wally.
     
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    I used to have a CZ 52. I was impressed on how reliable it was .
    Never jammed
     
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    I own one. I use it at the indoor range to get the fudds to clear out. It is L-O-U-D !!! It always goes bang. But it is a very crude gun.
     
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    I had one like back in 95 and it was a norinco type 54. it was very fun to shoot and missed it. bought one in a local auction about two months ago and look foward to getting out and shooting it also. I paid like $220 for it but it was a brand new norinco type 54.
     
  20. Teapot

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    I like mine. I have four of them (one Soviet) and usually shoot only one of them. When I go to the range I usually take only my first Norinco Model 54; the one in both pictures. I have a 9mm barrel and bushing for it but see no need to change spring or magazine. The 9mm casings eject onto the top of my shooting hand so pick-up is easy.

    This is how my first pistol looked when I first got it:
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    And this is how it looks and how I shoot it now (one of the grips kept falling off and the pin holding the flat keeper bar on it broke so I removed both grips). I prefer the slimmer profile without the grips. Some people when they shoot it move the trigger bar down causing a stoppage. I never have this problem.

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  21. Teapot

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    No more Tokarev lovers? This is a pistol even the Wehrmacht used as well as the NKVD. It defeats winter clothing and level 2 and/or 3 armour. The round was used in the wild west if only rarely but it did show up in America.
    The T-30 and 33 is using a German round (basically) and is well designed. Bears don't stand a chance against these steel jacketed stingers. FN Five-Seven? Why buy this when yu can have a Tokarev with Czech steel jacketed rounds flying at 1650 fps and penetrating more than you need it to penetrate?

    So......any more Tokarev lovers out there?
     
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    I too had an FFL and gave it back when Klinton (Spit!) came into power. During that time, I owned and sold a bunch of the Chinese Model 54 Tokarev pistols! I even had the convertible that came in 9mm and had the 7.62x25 barrel and spring as well as .38 Super barrel and spring! Not only that, but it was two tone with a satin silver body and blue slide and a thumb rest grip FROM THE FACTORY! I would Kill to have it back... :-(
     
  23. Teapot

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    herohog, you can always get another Tokarev. I've made sure to get in a supply of Czech ammunition and bought four Tokarevs. They are truly under rated survival/defense pistols. And they are relatively cheap.
     
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    Another vote for the TT33. A powerful round with low recoil and a loud report, it's just a fun gun to shoot!
     
  25. junior geezer

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    i've shot the tt33 and own a cz52. pretty much in agreement with everyone else: loud and never ever a jam. the cz52 kicking empties 25ft is very true. when i worked up handloads for mine, that was how i determined my cups were about right... when my empties fell into or around he box i'd placed where the factory stuff landed.
    113 lee fn gc over 7.8gr herco
     
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