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Gberberian
03-22-2010, 9:15 PM
I want to get one, I love my Romanian TTC, its a great plinker, plus i even have wolf hollow points for this bad boy. I would love to collect a soviet manufactured TT-33, but what the hell happened to the Soviet made ones? its hilarious to see Soviet Made Mosin Nagants but not Chinese? (I understand their long rifles C&R) but I see mostly Norinco TT's than Russian. For Christ Sake I've seen more Nagant Revolvers than Soviet TT's. Can any1 help? or point the way to the TT's!? :cool2: thank you for viewing

a1c
03-22-2010, 10:19 PM
Saw one not too long ago on this board, and some on gunbroker as well.

They're out there. You just need to be patient.

nickarino
03-22-2010, 10:41 PM
Did these get nabbed by the Clinton ban on importation Russian semi autos like the SVT's?

Quiet
03-23-2010, 6:05 AM
They show up on the auction sites and, depending on condition, sell in the $500-700 range.

Vladimir
03-23-2010, 6:33 AM
yeah as said above auction sights are best, they are damn hard to find.

Spiggy
03-23-2010, 7:00 AM
nagant revolvers saw over 2 million made, while the TT33 say about 1.5-1.75 million. The TT33 after long use was distributed among the soviet satellite nations while the nagant revolver was phased out and sold in large numbers. That's why you can see more nagant revolvers.

Chinese arms were always on limited run, thanks to a line of presidential bans and limitations. However, many Chi-Com 213's and SKSs made it to US sales because of commercial sales. Not surplus. It is also extremely difficult to find an original Type 54 pistol.

Russian and Soviet manufactured mosin nagants saw manufacturing between 1895 and 1950's while the chinese only manufactured mosin nagants between the 1953 and 1960. Comparing the manufacturing times, there's probably tons more(almost 40 million) Russian and Soviet variants than any other manufacture of mosin nagant.

Fate
03-23-2010, 7:34 AM
Sometimes you gotta be lucky. Walked into Stevenson's Gun Ranch in Burbank several years ago and found this little beauty in there on commission. Walked out with me for under two bills.

1940 (Prewar!) Tula. All matching except magazine. No import. No added safety.

http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/76_94/191_83/1940TT33_leftside-vi.jpg

Burnout
03-23-2010, 9:03 PM
Sometimes you gotta be lucky. Walked into Stevenson's Gun Ranch in Burbank several years ago and found this little beauty in there on commission. Walked out with me for under two bills.

1940 (Prewar!) Tula. All matching except magazine. No import. No added safety.

http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/76_94/191_83/1940TT33_leftside-vi.jpg

way to ruin my day
:mad:

Vladimir
03-23-2010, 9:15 PM
nice, love how theres no safety. I got a norinco one, has the damn safety on it.

SVT-40
03-23-2010, 11:04 PM
As Fate said above they are out there.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Pistols/DSC08481.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Pistols/IMG_3429-1.jpg

pogo
03-24-2010, 8:32 PM
Sometimes you gotta be lucky. Walked into Stevenson's Gun Ranch in Burbank several years ago and found this little beauty in there on commission. Walked out with me for under two bills.

1940 (Prewar!) Tula. All matching except magazine. No import. No added safety.

http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/76_94/191_83/1940TT33_leftside-vi.jpg
Very nice! I paid over twice that on GB for a well-worn non-import bringback.

Some got in on GSP's unmolested (no added safety) TT33 Soviet refurbs before the BATF intervened, $265 apiece was quite a deal!

Fate
03-24-2010, 9:46 PM
Very nice! I paid over twice that on GB for a well-worn non-import bringback.

Some got in on GSP's unmolested (no added safety) TT33 Soviet refurbs before the BATF intervened, $265 apiece was quite a deal!

I had a GSP one too. Found the above pictured one soon thereafter and ended up selling the GSP. It never spoke to me (I'm not into refurbs) and I half feared the BATFE coming to look for the GSP Tokarev. So as I'm unwilling to just GIVE valuable property away, I sold it pronto for double what I paid for it.

pogo
03-25-2010, 5:36 AM
I had a GSP one too. Found the above pictured one soon thereafter and ended up selling the GSP. It never spoke to me (I'm not into refurbs) and I half feared the BATFE coming to look for the GSP Tokarev. So as I'm unwilling to just GIVE valuable property away, I sold it pronto for double what I paid for it.

Though I enjoy my GSP Toks I have to agree, there's nothing like a piece of history that has the original finish (or lack therof).
I seem to recall that a few lucky dogs got some transitional TT30s in the GSP bunch.

turbosbox
03-28-2010, 1:45 PM
nice, I'd love to get one. But at the under 300$ in that condition, not for that 600+ range. I'll have to start looking out for one too I guess.