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Russian Tokarev 7.62mm TT33 Pistol

Russian Tokarev 7.62mm TT33 Pistol

Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Place of Origin: Soviet Union
In Service: 1930-1951
Designed: 1930 (TT-30)
Number Built:  1,700,000
Weight: 840 g
Length: 196 mm
Barrel Length: 116 mm
Cartridge: 7.62 x 25 mm TT (7.62 Tokarev)
Calibre: 7.62mm (.30")
Action: Single action, recoil-actuated
Muzzle Velocity: 420 m/s
Feed System: 8 round box magazine
Sights: Blade (front), U-notch (rear)

The TT-30 (7.62 mm Samozarjadnyi Pistolet Tokareva obraztsa 1933 goda), is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Fedor Tokarev for the Soviet military to replace the old Nagant M1895 revolvers in use since tsarist times. The TT-33 (Tokarev-Tula) was adopted in 1933 as an improved design of the TT-30, and was widely used by Soviet troops during World War II. Mechanically and externally, the TT-33 is very similar to John Browning's blowback operated FN Model 1903 automatic pistol in design and function, combined with Browning's short recoil principle and a much simpler hammer/sear assembly with an external hammer. This assembly is removable from the weapon as a single unit and includes cartridge guides that provide reliable functioning.

The Soviet Union delivered thousands of TT-30s to the Communist North Vietnamese regime during the Vietnam War.

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