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Yugo tokarev

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Flash!, May 24, 2010.

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  1. Flash!

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    Southern Ohio Guns has Yugo Tokarev's on sale! $189.00 I couldn't resist.... I have a Polish and a Romanian already, but had to have this one too as it holds one extra round. Any other Tok fans out there?
     
  2. Shadow 7D

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    Only 1 major problem

    the M57 is not a C&R
    so many collectors don't buy them
     
  3. Flash!

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    after buying the Polish and Romanian with my c&r ffl, I was surprised to find out the Yugo is not C&R, but I had to have it. I don't mind paying the ffl transfer fee as the man who owns the gun store I use is a personal friend.

    I just think these are amazing guns. I shoot at paper plates 50 yards out with these and do quite well..... I actually am more accurate with these than with other newer guns.
     
  4. winchester '97

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    How accurate are tokarevs on average?, and do they shoot to point of aim, with their fixed sights that is my main concern before buying one. And im in the same boat as flash, i think its the narrow front sight that helps me, the wider the front sight the harder it is for me to aim.
     
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    So the Yugo ones would take different magazines?
    Is every variant on the Tokarev built to take a different mag, or is there a standard that most take?
    I've got a CZ52 I like, but now that I'm stocking 7.62x25 I keep wondering why I don't have a second gun to take that ammo.
     
  6. Flash!

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    the polish and romanian take the same 8 round mags..... the Yugo uses a 9 round mag.
     
  7. Kman

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    the yugo has a much nicer safety, and once you shoot and carry the slimer Tok you'll leave that CZ52 tank at home. yep, they pretty much shoot to point of aim, quite an accurate round/pistol combination. Now how does one make it a double-stack? I'd love to see it designed like a Hi-Power.
     
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    FWIW my 9 round Zastava Tokarev Magazines worked in a Norinco Tok. Those would be the 9mm type. +1 on the Yugo safety being better.
     
  9. bigfatdave

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    Well, the CZ52 is a range toy and perhaps a civil-unrest option ... I have guns far more suitable for carry.
    And my favorite holster-makers don't have a mold, I'm not a fan of loose holsters so one of these days I'm going to have to get some Kydex and leather and make myself a belt-slide OC holster for "that tank".
    I like the CZ52's ergonomics for some reason ... but I like slim guns and the Tox keeps telling me to take it home.

    But I'll have to check out these SOG guns, perhaps a FFL visit is in order, I'd be able to justify ordering a few tins of surplus ammo if I had two guns, particularly if MrsBFD liked one of them (she's not a fan of the CZ52 except as a spectator for the basketball-sized fireballs).

    So, where does one get magazines and parts for these? And is there a custom-molded holster option for Tokarevs?
     
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    The Swedish made and still make the finest steel in the world and many gun manufacturers from that era relied on Swedish steel in firearms manufacture.

    The Swedes being allied with Germany were rather reluctent to sell steel to com-bloc nations especially for the production of firearms meant for military service.

    I am fairly certain most com-bloc guns are/were made from recycled tractor frames.
    Not necessarily a bad thing, just rest assured they aren't made from the best or the finest steels.

    That said, Yugoslavian Tokarevs differ in the mentioned longer nine shot magazine, different magazine release catch and different dimensions for the magazine catch slot, as such, these parts are not interchangeable with other versions of the Tokarev, nor are the grip panels.
    Just about all other parts except possibly the trigger assembly should interchange with a bit of hand fitting.
     
  11. Flash!

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    picked up my Yugo Tokarev today.... But I got a question for the Tok experts..... what is supposed to hold the left grip in place? With the safety off, the safety lever is holding on the grip. If I put the gun on safe, I can pull the left grip off quite easily.
     
  12. Flash!

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    DOH! nevermind.... it was quite obvious once I cleaned enuff cosmoline off this gun.... as I have a C&R FFL I'm no stranger to cosmoline, but I've never seen this much on a handgun before.... the entire barrel was totally full of cosmoline..... but actually, if that grip had not been loose, I never would have gotten all the cosmoline out of the gun.....
     
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    hey Flash! what kind of shape is your Yugo Tok from SOG in? Let us know once you get all the cosmo off. A pic would be mahvelous.
     
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    oh great! NOW they make it C&R after I paid the $20 ffl transfer fee..... oh well.... the money went to a friend....

    I'm taking it to the range tomorrow to see how it shoots....
     
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    Lakeshore..... I consider this gun to be in very good condition..... no really noticeable nicks or dings, barrel is not quite as shiny as I like but still looks very good. I did not pay extra for a handpick either..... at $189 this gun is a bargain. Came with a holster, cleaning rod, and two magazines.
     
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    I love my Romanian. My brother has a Polish...got to shoot them both today they're great guns.
     
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    well.... this was not good..... took the Yugo Tok to the range for the first time today.... the slide would get stuck back about every third shot. The recoil spring and rod are coming out of place and sticking the slide all the way back. Takes a lot of strength to force the slide forward again and then use a screwdriver to pry out the recoil spring and rod. I'm gonna call SOG Tuesday to see if they will exchange this gun for another one.
     
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    I will be getting my fathers Tok next weekend. I don't know what make it is. I have fired it a few times, and never had a problem with it. As soon as I pick it up, and get to know it better, I will be looking to pick up another one or two. As bulk mil-surp is very cheap. and I can pick up another Tok and 1K rounds for the same price as a newer or more modern full size 9mm or other.
     
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    this is the first time I've had to return anything to SOG, but their customer service has been good....they gave me a return authorization number with no questions asked and I will be getting a replacement sent......
     
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    Well my C&R M57 from SOG arrived a few hours ago... like my Polish a lot... but REALLY LOVE this Yugo Tok.

    Came with a dark brown leather holster that is well used and pliable but in very good condition and two correct 9-round magazines - one used but not abused in good condition and the other "like new" packed with cosmo. Useless hard metal cleaning rod also came included in the package.

    The pistol itself is in excellent condition... came packed in cosmo like the Yugo SKS rifles.

    H series with matching serial #'s on barrel, slide and frame.

    Also like most Yugoslavian firearms, rolled part numbers and electropencil re arsenal numbers are found on some of the parts; also all kinds of arsenal & re-arsenal stamps, including the renown "BK". :cool:

    The bore is EXCELLENT and the bluing on the pistol is pristine except for a very light "idiot scratch"* on the slide from the slide lock. :cuss:

    The extra round magazine makes for a longer grip... which really changes the whole ergonomics of the pistol.

    Feels great & fits mu hand GREAT... actually feel is very much "1911-nish" as is the thumb safety which, like a 1911 is a hammer block safety.

    Although these pistols have a magazine disconnect (maybe not a good thing?) they do not have a firing pin block, so other than the mag disconnect I think they are very much like a 1911 in feel and function.

    This is the way the other Tok safeties should have been installed... instead of that fugly Mickey Mouse trigger block found on most imported Polish & all Romanian pistols... got to "hand it to Century" once again for that one!

    All one can do is ask WHY!!!! :fire:

    Anyway, if you have been pondering about whether you should pick one of these up... ponder no more and get one at this steal of a price...

    Especially if you like 1911s... if you do, I guarantee you that you will love this pistol! :D

    Forgot to mention that it took me about 2 hrs. to get the cosmo out & off... pretty easy to do actually using WD40 & rags, patches, etc. - then finished cleaning and oiled her down with CLP.

    After function test called the rep i deal with at SOG, "Kelly" to thank her... always helps for "next time"....
     
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    The safety on mine screws up the trigger, if I take it off the trigger is OK, but still 10# pull. Hate to leave it off, but if I don't it takes 2 pulls of the trigger to make it fire. Any other fixes for the safety?
     
  23. silverarrowv11

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    hi stoney 1666 ! you have to file the bottom of the hammer assembly's sharp edges , that's what is causing it not to function properly . my opinion it's not the safety because i have the same gun (Yugo M 57 ) and after i did that it works like a champ . now i got to go shoot it , i will let you know how it went . good luck !
     
  24. zoom6zoom

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    That's changed since this post. It's now C&R.
     
  25. marcodelat

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    On post # 21 above I wrote:

    Correction - the Yugo Tok's safety blocks only the sear... not the hammer
     
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