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Crvena Zastava M57 pistol

Crvena Zastava M57 pistol


The M57 pistol, as manufactured by Yugoslavian Crvena Zastava (Red Banner) factory of former Yugoslavia (now Zastava Arms factory in Serbia), was a standard sidearm of Yugoslavian army. Adopted in 1957, it was a straightforward copy of the Soviet Tokarev TT pistol, although M57 had longer grip that hosted bigger magazine (9 rounds versus 8 rounds in TT).

Marks and Stamps: (L side of slider ) 7.62mm M57 (R side on barrel, slider and frame) Serial no (Grips FRSJ logo


Accession Number: 246 Period of Use: 1951 - present
Type: Self loading/automatic pistol War Zones: Former Yugoslavia
Country of Origin: Yugoslavia Type Date: 1957
Manufacturer: Crvena Zastava (Red Banner) factory Serial Number: 176222
Manufacture Date: Unknown Calibre/Ammunition: 7.62mm
Weight: 900g Length Overall: 200mm
Cyclic Rate: semi-auto Length Barrel: 116mm
Deactivation Certificate Number: DA 5526