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TT-30 Tokarev

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Scamp, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Scamp

    Scamp Geaux Tigers!

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    I have a chance to pick one of these up and am looking for some help. What's a good price for a decent one? Any known problems?
     
  2. fnfalman

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    Depends on the countries of origin and the shapes.

    Known problems would be finding cheap ammo.
     

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    Price depends on country of origin, condition, and whether a safety has been added so it could be imported. Usually they're in the $200-$300 range.

    Ammo has been an issue lately. Prices have more than doubled.
     
  4. Berto

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    Weren't the TT30's Russian?
    I thought the TT33 was the widely copied version.

    The TT33's just have the simpler locking lugs and I see them in the mid $200 range for decent ones.
    Mine is a Yugo/ Zastava M79, a near copy of the TT33, but takes a longer mag and has a factory 1911 style safety as opposed to the 'gas pedal' style ones tacked onto imported versions from other countries. It was $279 IIRC, holster and two mags, good bore with slight frost.
    Shoots very well.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MrMurphy

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    No safety, ammo isn't cheap.

    Don't expect target quality accuracy, but they do go bang reliably.
     
  6. Scamp

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    He says it's a Romanian? I am pretty clueless to thse guns, but I don't have one and if I can get it for the right price...
     
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    You can get Romanian Toks for ~$219 and that's with holster, spare mag and cleaning rod. They're cool little pistols. Loud.
     
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    Prices are all over the board.
     
  9. Scamp

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    I see that!
     
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    I bought a Romanian from J&G and am very happy with it. There's a lot of talk criticizing the safety and I just don't see it. I've seen pictures of some early imports that truly had a crappy looking safety, but mine looks fine with the pistol and doesn't bother me in the least. The approved carry method with one in the chamber is at half-cock and I don't use the safety much anyway. It is a sweet shooter. I've still got an almost-full spam can of surplus ammo that I got a couple of years ago for my CZ52 so ammo costs aren't too bad. I got some S&B ball and some Brown Bear JHP for when I don't feel like an immediate cleanup after shooting. Not cheap, but it doesn't break the bank. Buy one.
     
  12. fnfalman

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    Or if you can find a Chinese Tok in 9mm, snap that mutha up.
     
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    To people like me, how the safety looks is irrelevant.

    It either belongs there or it doesn't.

    Tok's had no safety, therefor, it doesn't belong.
     
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    Good luck finding an all original Tok in the USA.
     
  15. Dr. Leaky

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    The original AR15 was select fire. You saying that if you can't get one just like it you shouldn't have one? You MIGHT find a non-import Tokarev and you MIGHT be willing to pay for the ability to have a select fire rifle. I don't live in that world though.
     
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    That might be true, but, an AR-15 is NOT pretending to be an M-16.

    Personally, I bought my TT-33's probably 30 years ago...or more.

    I have a Russian, Chinese and a Polish, all without safeties.

    You can do as you wish...but to me, all the current imports with safeties will always be $200.00 pistols.

    Good for "beaters".

    ZERO value as collectors.

    Then again, there is nothing wrong with a "beater", just don't fool yourself into thinking that you are buying something with history that will appreciate in value.
     
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  17. Berto

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    The Yugos were made with the safety, so you can be guilt free.