Originally Posted by Mitja
Collector firearms that have been additionaly equipped with certain furniture are not collector items any more. M57 with side safety is not considered as original. For sport shooters this is not important fact.
I have to agree as to their collector status. I imagine some of the originals are in the US without the added safety and that damn GIANT billboard import stamp, but I haven't seen one. They would definitely be more collectable. I personally love the two I have, but had to modify the add on safety on both of them for them to work correctly. What a shame to deface these weapons. They are built better than any other Tokarev out there, including the Russian. OK go ahead and jump on me( insert flame here)