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Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:38 am

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


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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:19 am

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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:48 am



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.
 
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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:56 am



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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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:08 am



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?

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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:52 am



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.

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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:48 am



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.
 
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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:51 am



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.
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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:42 pm



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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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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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:46 pm

They look like .357Sig rounds that are excited.
 
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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:54 pm



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..

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RE: Tokarev TT-33 Writing On Grip?

Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:57 pm



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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