Tokarev Pistol

Caliber: 7.62 X 25 mm
Length: 193 mm
Weight: 2.2 pounds
Barrel: 116 mm, 4 groove, right hand twist
Muzzle Velocity: 1375 fps
Magazine: 8 round
Rate of fire: Semi auto

The Tokarev pistol is very nearly a straight copy of the U.S. M-1911 Browning .45 pistol. The Soviet TT33 is pictured on the left above. The Chinese version on the right, had uniform narrow impressions on the slide where the Soviet version had the alternating wide and narrow indentations. The pistol was widely used by NVA officers. Production stopped in the USSR in 1954 but continued in the Peoples Republic of China.