Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hammer33, Dec 11, 2016.
I have two. A 1941 Russian in 7.62mm, and the other a Chinese Model 54? in 9mm.
I hate the required import safety. My Russian doesn't have it. Half cock IS the safety.
I was going to fill and weld the hole but i decided against it. the safety isn't in a terrible location it just looks ugly
hammer33, welcome to THR!
Such milsurp mods do not appeal to me but it looks like you have done a very good job of it on your pistol. Thanks for sharing the pics.
I have 11 TT33s or Variants (3 of them Soviet TT33s w/o the add-on safeties, btw) and all are in original condition, so my taking pics of them would be a waste of time/effort.
The OP dressed up that old iron nicely. Shows well.
Curious if anyone has ever nickel plated one of these.
yes they did, took some minor fitting on the grips and hardware to give it the clearance it needed but the are tight and look great.
I thought about bobbing the hammer and putting an adjustable rear sight on but came up with two possible issues that could potentially arise; 1 the lower hammer mass may not have the "uumphh" (for lack of a better term) to set off the primers found in some of the surplus ammo. #2 and the reason i didn't do it is because the "real" safety on these is the half cock notch. In half cock it completely locks the firearm. You cannot even pull the slide rearward until the hammer is fully cocked. This would make for a major pain if for some reason the slide ever got pulled back enough to set to half cock and then released. Anyways hope that somewhat answered your question
How is that possible?
That isn't what I asked. What mechanism makes it so you can't move the slide at half cock? It is the same sear arrangement as a 1911.
Yep. And a little M1903, you will recognize the similarities when you see it.
Yeah, but be careful. If you drop it on the hammer spur, it will shear parts and fire. I recommend carrying class 3, (empty chamber). But don't drop guns anyway.
I recommend this to everyone; before using/carrying a Tokarev, read this.
Tokarevs are excellent pistols, you just have to know how to treat them.
Thanks, and have a nice day!
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