Yo BigBill - I think the 7.62x25 fell by the wayside simply because it is a communist cartridge and the only workable handguns made for that round were either commie guns or the older european guns like the CZ.
I really wish someone (a gun maker) in the US would upgrade the Tok design for the American market - it is so simple and inexpensive. Better sights, a slightly redesigned grip, larger mag release button, re-designed safety, etc., would really help that old warhorse.
One of the posters - Krochus, uses 6.5 grn of Unique under a 71 gn 32 acp bullet for an easy shooting 1550'/sec load or 6.0 grns of Unique under an 85 gn load for 1500'/sec from both his Tok and his CZ. Heck, I used to shoot 71-77 gn 32 acp slugs from my 30 Luger for a pretty fast moving, flat shooting fun load - I can just imagine how those bullets woruld work in the Tok.
As for 'magnumizing' that cartridge - BigBill, The 30 Mauser/7.62x25mm round is the original magnum pistol cartridge. It was faster than any other pistol round produced for a semi-auto until the 357 Sig came along. You really don't need to magnumize it any more than it is. And, with an accurate, quality hollowpoint, it should be all the more effective. I think the higher velocities some folks have seen reported might be from a longer barrelled sub gun or carbine, not a pistol. I think I'm going to look at Ron Reed's offerings in that cartridge and see how they shoot in my Tok.
I like that Tokarev cartridge. I first encountered it, as a working cartridge, in Vietnam. It works, all by its lonesome. There may be some experts who will tellya that it's obsolete or somehow underpowered and someone can always find a story or two about hits that didn't take the bad guys down but that has not been my experience with that cartridge. I carry my Tok and will continue to do so. JMHO. Mikey.