~ A New Spec. Deactivated 1955 Polish Tokarev Sportowy .22LR Trainer ~
It's a very rare item to find.
The pistol is dated "1955" and stamped with a serial number of "S4451" on the frame and side.
~ Dimension ~
The overall length of the pistol is 7.9 inches (20 cm) and the weight is 850 grams.
~ Condition ~
The pistol is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear. The grips are very good. It cocks and dry fires.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £12 or the pistol can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ Tokarev Sportowy ~
Externally, the Tokarev Sportowy is a copy of TT-33 soviet made Tokarev, which is very similar to John Browning's blowback operated FN Model 1903 automatic pistol, and internally it uses Browning's short recoil dropping-barrel system from the M1911.
The Soviet engineers also added several other features such as locking lugs all around the barrel (not just on top), and made several alterations to make the mechanism easier to produce and maintain, notably a captive recoil spring secured to the guide rod which does not depend on the barrel bushing to hold it under tension.
The TT-33 is chambered for the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge, which was itself based on the similar 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridge used in the Mauser C96 pistol.