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Rescued a forlorn old girl today

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Post by Odinvalknir » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:28 pm

Did some work for a buddy, rescued a cool old zastava m57 from his safe. Now it rests in mine lol.


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Post by joe817 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:20 pm

Some people have all the luck. :grumble Congratulations on a good find! :thumbs2:
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Post by proudpirate » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:14 pm

I hope you get some use out of it. Would be shame if it was only a safe queen. :fire


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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:43 pm

7.62 x 25?

Is this ammo available, or is it like finding Sasquatch? :-)

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Post by ScottDLS » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:24 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:43 pm
7.62 x 25?

Is this ammo available, or is it like finding Sasquatch? :-)

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This ammo is commonly known as 7.62 tokarev and like much of the former Soviet Block ammo, is pretty widely available and cheap from the bulk importers. Maybe you wouldn’t find it at Academy, but ammoman has it. I have a CZ52 Tok that I bought with my C&R FFL that takes it. Fun ordering a handgun online to be shipped to your house... :evil2:
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Post by Odinvalknir » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:43 pm
7.62 x 25?

Is this ammo available, or is it like finding Sasquatch? :-)

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The same guy I got it from has a couple still unopened sardine can like ammo boxes full of the stuff. Probably a few thousand rounds at least. So if I need it Incan get it cheaper from him than anywhere else. Also if I buy the brass he will load whatever I want .


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Post by Odinvalknir » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:13 pm

proudpirate wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:14 pm
I hope you get some use out of it. Would be shame if it was only a safe queen. :fire
It will for sure come with me every time I go to the range. I've heard she puts out a fireball that is unlike anything else, and quite the noise too.


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Post by Odinvalknir » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:15 pm

joe817 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Some people have all the luck. :grumble Congratulations on a good find! :thumbs2:
He's had it since the early 00s I believe, this and a 9x18 Makarov that I had a choice of. While both rounds are somewhat odd, the 7.62 appealed to me more. It's a hot little round, makes a brilliant flash of light and quite a boom.

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Post by ScottDLS » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:21 pm

Odinvalknir wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:15 pm
joe817 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Some people have all the luck. :grumble Congratulations on a good find! :thumbs2:
He's had it since the early 00s I believe, this and a 9x18 Makarov that I had a choice of. While both rounds are somewhat odd, the 7.62 appealed to me more. It's a hot little round, makes a brilliant flash of light and quite a boom.
The Mak is like the Soviet version of the .380 acp. Tokarev is much cooler. You’ll like it. :coolgleamA:
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Post by skeathley » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:54 pm

I have two Tokarevs, and they are stout. I read a ballistics report on that round; it said the Tokarev will go through both sides of a Kevlar helmet, and through the two lowest grades of body armor. The Soviets knew how to build killing machines.

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:15 pm

Yes, the Russians had plenty of practice on the Nazi's. The Russian winters helped immensely also.

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Post by Rifleman55 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:13 pm

Make sure that you clean it with a water based cleaner if you shoot old military ammo as it is corrosive primed. Unlike the Russian version it holds one more round.

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Post by Deltaboy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:53 pm

Cool! :tiphat:
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Post by AndyC » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:45 am

I knew an old Rhodesian ex-Selous Scout years ago - the Tok was his preferred carry-pistol.
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