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Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?  
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4254 times:
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I recently picked up this Romanian Tokarev TT-33 pistol from 1953. On the grips there is a star with the letters RPR. What does RPR mean?

Does anyone know if there are any major or minor differences to the Soviet version of this pistol made during the same time?

1953 Romanian Tokarev TT-33


edited for spelling

[Edited 2008-03-16 17:42:39]


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Republica Populară Romînă (Romanian People's Republic)

User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4225 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if there are any major or minor differences to the Soviet version of this pistol made during the same time?

I once read a great article about Tokarevs but I can't find it right now. I did pick out this piece from Wikipedia and I do remember reading this part in the other article I mentioned:

"Romania also produced a TT-33 copy (the TTC, or Cugir Tokarov) well into the 1950's. These have been imported into the U.S. in great numbers in recent years. However to be importable a trigger blocking safety was added."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokarev_TT-33

Hope that helps! Check gun shows or ammoman for deal on surplus ammo for it.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4222 times:
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Quoting Queso (Reply 2):
Check gun shows or ammoman for deal on surplus ammo for it.

I bought a supply of ammo from Southern Ohio Gun; $8 for a 72 round box.

I usually buy my ammo from S.O.G. or Samco.

Quoting Queso (Reply 2):
These have been imported into the U.S. in great numbers in recent years

Not a bad pistol for $200



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4217 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 3):
Quoting Queso (Reply 2):
Check gun shows or ammoman for deal on surplus ammo for it.

I bought a supply of ammo from Southern Ohio Gun; $8 for a 72 round box.

I usually buy my ammo from S.O.G. or Samco.

What is that chambered in?

I should have gone to the range today instead of doing laundry....it was a good day for it!



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User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14096 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4201 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
What is that chambered in?

The Eastblock standard round for it was 7.62mm bottlenecked pistol, basically a more powerfull version of the 7.63mm Mauser cartridge developed for the broomhandle Mauser.
The same cartridge was used for the PPS43 and PPsH41 submachine guns.
AFAIK, Hungary poduced a version of the Tokarev in 9mm Para for export to the Egyptian forces, it was called the Tokagypt.

Jan


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4188 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
What is that chambered in?



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 5):
7.62mm bottlenecked pistol

Yep, it should be 7.62x25 but I'll let Falstaff have the final word since the pistol is in his hands.  Wink

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 3):
I bought a supply of ammo from Southern Ohio Gun; $8 for a 72 round box.

The good ol' days of cheap ammo are long gone.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4186 times:



Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
The good ol' days of cheap ammo are long gone.

Damn the UN. Used to be able to get the South African 7.62 X 51 in 200 round battle packs for about $30.00. people are re-selling their stash for $ 80-90 a pack.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4182 times:
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Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
Yep, it should be 7.62x25 but I'll let Falstaff have the final word since the pistol is in his hands

That is correct; 7.62x25

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7.62x25


Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
The good ol' days of cheap ammo are long gone.

There is some cheap stuff around if you look, but but the good old days have passed us by.

SOG has 7.5 Swiss for 60 rounds for $30, which isn't too bad. 768 rounds of 303 for $177. 700 rounds of 7.62x39 for $130. Those prices are not as cheap as before, but still better than buying full retail.

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 7):
Damn the UN. Used to be able to get the South African 7.62 X 51 in 200 round battle packs for about $30.00. people are re-selling their stash for $ 80-90 a pack.

I know what you mean. A few years ago I was buying Yugoslavian 7.62x39 for $2 a 40 round box, on 10 round strippers. Now those run $10 wholesale.



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

They look like .357Sig rounds that are excited.

User currently onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14096 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4152 times:



Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 5):
7.62mm bottlenecked pistol

Yep, it should be 7.62x25 but I'll let Falstaff have the final word since the pistol is in his hands. Wink

I was just typing it in the morning before going to work, I just didn't remember the case length anymore and had no time to look it up..

Jan


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4149 times:



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 10):
I was just typing it in the morning before going to work, I just didn't remember the case length anymore and had no time to look it up..

That's OK man, no biggie!


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