J&G also has them as well as polish tokarevs. Believe both are listed as C&R now. I ordered one of the romanians last week from them and got it the next day. Looks like new. (Am tempted to get another---theyre like lays potatoe chips)
NRAJOE: I think the Romanian TT-33s don't have the safety but the Polish Tokarevs do. The safety on the Polish Tok is just behind the trigger guard on the left side of the pistol and I think it functions in the same directions as the 1911 slide safety.
Gun Tests magazine felt the safety on the Polish pistol was better in terms of function and location in comparison with the Chinese Type 54-1 which has the BATF required trigger block that appears similarly located as the 1911 safety but works in the opposite direction and is a pain in the butt. HTH. Mikey.
How do these pistols shoot? Are they any good? I know you can get surplus ammo
for them for dirt cheap. I know they aren't the equivalent of a Colt or a Kimber,
and they aren't going to shoot 1 hole 10 shot groups at 25 yards, but they look like
they would fun to plink with. The price is sure right.
S M Bob - you're right, they aren't Colts or other 1911s and they will not shoot 1 hole 10 shot groups at 25 yds. If you get a new one and shoot new ammo through it youmight get 2-3" groups at 25 yds, which is one hay of a lot better than most new guns advertise, especially the guns being made for and oriented to police work - nutz, those things are lucky to get 4" groups at 25 yds.
As for ammo - stay away from suprlus. Lots of surplus is absolute crap or made for machine guns and is too hot for the Tokarev. Ron Reed, one of our sponsors, makes 7.62x25mm ammo for the Tokarev and the CZ52. In addition, Sellier and Bellot makes new 7.62x25mm ammo and FMN makes the same but with a 85 gn hollowpoint.
Toks are fun to plink with - absolutely. But, when you find that your Tokarev round blows holes through old steel tire rims and the like and isn't stopped by that 6" pine tree you are using for a target backing and when you read that that particular round has given body armor makers the fits for years you might realize that the ol Tok just ain't for plinkin'......... JMTCW. Mikey.
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