Went to Germany a couple of weeks ago to pick up 2 pistols and a Pedersoli muzzle loader.
I took some pictures of one of the two pistols today.
It’s a 1952 TT-33 manufactured by Izhevsk and it looks fantastic.
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Fedor Vasilievich Tokarev
Here are a few “nice to know things` about the TT-33
* The TT-33 is designed by Fedor Vasilievich Tokarev (*June 14th 1871 †March 6th 1968)
* The TT-33 started out as the TT-30 and was introduced to replace the Nagant revolver.
The Tokarev pistol did not replace the Nagant, both weapons were used next to each other.
* TT stands for “Tula Tokarev” but Izhevsk (among other manufacturers) produced TT-33’s too.
After some modifications in the early 1930’s to make the pistol easier to produce and maintain it was adopted as the TT-33.
The most noticeable modification was that the locking lugs go all around the barrel for easier and cheaper production.
* The TT-30 had locking lugs only on top of the barrel.
* The TT-33 is chambered for the 7.62x25 Tokarev cartridge.
This cartridge is based on the 7.63x25 Mauser cartridge used in the Mauser C-96 pistol.
* The TT-33 has no safety but when you put the hammer on “ half-cock” it can be used as a safety.
* The TT-33 was replaced by the Makarov pistol in 9x18 Makarov in 1952.
* In 1954 production of this legendary pistol ended.
* Total production: 1.700.000
Of course some pictures.
Met vriendelijke groet,