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Old October 10, 2021, 02:06 PM   #1
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Chinese Type 54 "Tokarev"

I just scored one of these on a whim and, while I wait for it, thought I'd ask you to share your pro's and con's, likes and dislikes.

Also ammo comparisons for those who've had the experience. (commercial vs. surplus, brand A vs. brand B)


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Old October 10, 2021, 07:27 PM   #2
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Chinese Type 54 "Tokarev"

They are nice… guessing you got the one with the trigger safety. If so, get a Combloc trigger and swap it in.



I had a Yugo with a safety installed… which I liked (longer grip is good for big hands). But having a “correct” Tokarev is nicer. The Chinese guns out now are actually in pretty decent condition.

If you have one of the R Guns Tokarevs… the rear sight will likely be backwards. Just a heads up.
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Old October 10, 2021, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks!

How about your ammo experiences?
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Old October 15, 2021, 04:11 PM   #4
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This is what AIM is calling their X Grade. Some pitting beneath the last refurbishment guaranteed. No returns. Much better than I was expecting.

For two and a half "Benjamins" after tax, shipping and transfer, I'm satisfied (provided it goes BOOM, haha)

Mainly the top of the slide and just a bit under the frame where the import mark is has been affected. Some chatter on the feed ramp is concerning. Only the range will tell there.
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Old October 15, 2021, 04:14 PM   #5
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More pics. Not sure how to get them :in: the body of the post.
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Old October 15, 2021, 04:15 PM   #6
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Continued...
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Old October 15, 2021, 04:16 PM   #7
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Last pics.
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Old October 15, 2021, 05:37 PM   #8
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Your pics need to be bigger.
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Old October 15, 2021, 06:24 PM   #9
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Dang, I sized them down because most forums limit the sizes...
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Old October 15, 2021, 06:34 PM   #10
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I got my Aim X grade yesterday. I have more Tokarevs than I care to admit. I think these are a good price, especially since the frame is not milled for some cheesy safety. A new trigger and your never knew it had one.I bought a couple of the standard grades a while back, they look brand new.
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