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Old November 11, 2012, 10:13 PM   #41
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As I noted above, the Germans called it the Russian Ice Pick. The round wasn't know for doing a lot of damage to its target. The Germans felt their 9mm round was a much better stopper as it tended to do a lot more damage.
Is there some kind of documentation for this whole Russian Ice Pick business? I am not trying to be contrary or argumentative, I tried looking up the phrase "Russian Ice Pick," and Google yielded only 3 pages of results when the phrase is searched for in quotes, most results were about the Trotsky assassination (which I guess was done with literal ice pick), and none of the results seemed to be about 7.62x25 or WWII. If one drops the quotes and adds the word Tokarev, the only usage of the phrase "Russian Ice Pick" in reference to the Tokarev cartridge brings it back to this forum.
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