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Tokarev TT33 (Tula, Tokarev)

Tokarev TT33 (Tula, Tokarev)

Description

Adopted in 1933 as the standard pistol of the Red Army. Basically a Soviet version of the Colt-Browning pistols but with alterations to make the pistol easier to produce and maintain under field conditions. An excellent sturdy and reliable pistol which ultimately was used by all satellite countries and other communist countries. Still in use today in many parts of the world. This example has post-war grooving on slider

Marks and Stamps: (L side of frame) Serial no

Specifications

Accession Number: 183 Period of Use: 1933 - present
Type: Self loading/automatic pistol War Zones: Spanish Civil War; Second World War; Hungarian Uprising; Korea; Vietnam
Country of Origin: USSR Type Date: 1933
Manufacturer: Tula Arms factories Serial Number: 18019036
Manufacture Date: Post WW2 Calibre/Ammunition: 7.62mm M1930
Weight: 910g Length Overall: 193mm
Cyclic Rate: semi-auto Length Barrel: 116mm
Deactivation Certificate Number: DA 62658