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New tokarev arrival from SOG!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by machinecraig, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. machinecraig

    machinecraig Member

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    Thought I'd share my first C&R purchase - which just arrived a few days ago. I picked up a Romanian Tokarev in 7.62x25 from Southern Ohio Gun. They processed the order in only a day or two.. much faster than what I expected given the volume of business coming their way! I paid $219.95 plus a $10 handpick fee. I also picked up 200 rounds of 7.62x25 from Ammunitiontogo for the low low price of $19.95. :) It came on stripper clips - which is sorta nice; the rounds come off easily enough, and it sort of keeps them organized.

    The gun itself seems to have been made in 1953, and has a Century Arms import mark on the side of the slide.

    I'll have to start looking into good replacements for the hideous import safety lever...

    No chance to shoot it yet - but am looking forward to it!
     

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    I have one of the Romanian guns and like it more than I expected to.

    I am working on machining an E-Clip retained through pin to replace the safety assembly and fill the receiver holes for mine, other projects are delaying me getting this done.
    This will, of course, remove the safety feature but the guns never really needed a safety system if they are handled correctly.

    If it works out, I may begin marketing the item to those that would be interested.
     
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    Beautiful handgun.................I would love to shoot one..........:D
     
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    Congratulations! It's a monster pistol. Be sure to try some of the Wolf hollowpoint ammo. It's a great SD round. Do the wet newspaper thing and prepare to be amazed at the size of the hole. A Wolff recoil spring is a good investment, btw. Get a can of ammo from AIM Surplus and go nuts!
     
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    Tell us more!

    Oh, come on.... we're all happy for you - really - but LOTS of us would like to know just what condition it's in. We know SOG can ship stuff - and they're pretty good about telling it like it is - but does yours look "unissued," "tight but holster worn," "apparently an armory rebuild from scavenged parts," or WHAT?
     
  6. machinecraig

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    jjohnson - I'll have you know that you motivated me to break it down for the first time. My knuckles are still bleeding from where I smashed them into the slide serrations when I was wrestling the slide stop spring, and my dog was NOT ammused when he got hit with a flying recoil spring. :cuss: Woad, I'm going to take your advice and order a wolf replacement spring... I probably aged my spring about 50 years by the time I managed to get it back together.

    The gun is in great shape, possibly unissued - the barrel looks pristine, no pits or rough spots. The finish is complete, no worn edges or signs of holster wear. Grips are in great shape - with no chips or cracks. On the inside - it was well greased on the parts that you'd expect - and lightly oiled on the others. I'd say it arrived in 100% ready to shoot condition.

    Without a doubt - the worst part is the tacked on safety. I'm not able to manipulate it with just my thumb, and it does a terrific job of getting in the way of the slide stop. Onmilo - I'd love to see what your solution would look like if you finish it!

    I'd order it again from SOG in a heartbeat - in fact, I've got a Nagant revolver coming from them next week hopefully. Ordering guns through the mail is pretty addictive! :uhoh:
     
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    if you need some surp ammo for it. i have a ton i have no use for :)
     
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    wow that safety blows me away. I have the norinco with a safety and I did not know they put that one their. mine is where a normal 45 auto thumb safety is. Still think I will pick one up as they are a great little pistol and I will hate myself if I don,t
     
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