View Full Version : Why is this TT-33 so expensive?

October 26, 2010, 02:46 PM
Am I missing something? :confused:


Russian TT-33 Tokarev Pistol 7.62x25 2 Mags Holster 1952 Izhvesk

Russian TT-33 Pistol. 7.62X25 with 2 Lanyard Loop Magazines, Holster, Lanyard, Cleaning Rod. VG-EXC Bore, Matching Frame, Slide, . Import Marked

October 26, 2010, 03:05 PM
No safety.

October 26, 2010, 04:27 PM
Also, it is an ex-Soviet Tokarev. The "cheap" models are from the satellites.

October 26, 2010, 06:19 PM
Wow. That makes it worth 3 1/2 times a Romanian? And that is definitely not perfect condition, so far as I can tell. The leather is great, but the gun looks like they've been using a lot of corrosive primer ammo. I'd want to see it apart before I bought it.

October 26, 2010, 07:25 PM
I find it odd that it is listed as "import marked." That right there implies that it slipped through the cracks. I know of at least one German who is doing hard time for selling Polish Tokarevs that did not have safeties.

October 27, 2010, 06:45 AM
These were refinished East German surplus that was imported, apparently illegally, 5 or 6 years ago. They slipped through the cracks and lots were sold before they were confiscated and the importer/dealer got squashed.

October 27, 2010, 02:05 PM
Wow. That makes it worth 3 1/2 times a Romanian?

To a collector, yes. To a shooter, no.