zastava m57/ tokarev 7.62x25

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by oscarmayer, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Mitja

    Mitja New Member

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    If someone is interested I still have some of the M57 pistols on stock.
    From the old version with FNRJ panels i have the following serial No.: 002, 003 and 3847. No. 2 and 3 are colector items.
  2. oscarmayer

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    we might be talking the same thing here , by installed for importation i was thinking of the cobbled together safety put on some of the tok's sent into the usa like the polish ones with that god awefull thing they threw together just above the mag release (exporter or importer installed.) the toks ( m57 ) had theirs installed at the factory for importation ( the yugo models with the crest)
  3. Mitja

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    New Zastava M57 pistols are not equipped with side safety. The safety is installed on request by Zastava gunsmiths if the pistol is to be sent to US.
    Here is the current M57 pistol picture: http://www.zastava-arms.rs/cms/index.php?id=40
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  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    the bottom line is they are factory installed unlike the other tokarevs' imported into the us
  5. Mitja

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    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.
  6. woolleyworm

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    Mitja - thanks for the informative posts; great info ! I've got a friend that has an M57 and this should answer a couple of his questions about the gun.
  7. permafrost

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    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)
  8. gun-nut

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    I agree with the power of that little 7.62x25 round, it is hot! i have a cz52 and love it but the mags do like to ware out. I do like the fast slide and barrel removal. Makes cleaning fast. If you spend just a little time on the mags and do some work, you can get them to take 9 rds.:D
  9. remington30

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    Mitja -
    I was searching for info on the M57 and stumbled on this forum. Do you have any information as to which serial numbers correspond to which years of production?

    My M57 has SFRJ grip panels and six digit electropencil arsenal marks on the major component groups as you mentioned. The pistol was completely new when I purchased it, although it was coated in cosmoline. The serial number on the slide is O-270xxx. Any information you have is appreciated.

    It is a very interesting, well built pistol, and I intend to buy a spare soon for a .22 caliber wildcat project.
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  10. MJ1

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    $200

    I can hit the black on a rifle target at 100 yards no problem.

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    Solid handgun great deal, collectable who cares?

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  11. permafrost

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    Can I get an A-men to that! These are superb weapons. I see you even shoot the same ammo I do. Nice to take out your pistol and ring steel at 100+ yards!
  12. steve666

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    The February issue of GunTests magazine did a side by side comparison of the Czech M57 and the Romanian TT33 and found that M57 was a much better gun with a much better add-on safety. It also has a magazine safety (won't fire without the magazine) and holds one more round.
  13. Yosemite

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    Wonder how much the new ones cost shipped from Serbia?
  14. Bumperguns

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    How much are you looking for, for the M-57,s and photos if possible.
    Jeff
  15. bubba15301

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    chronographed my cz52-85 gr fmj -1570fps -temperture 20 degrees f.
  16. bubba15301

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    it is faster than a .357
  17. Old Steve

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    As far as lethality, the 7.62 x 25 has probably killed more men than any other small arm, this is because a majority of about 6 million Russian soldiers carried the PPSh-41 as their primary weapon through about 3 years of war, and Germans carried it too if they could find one. It considerably outranged the 9mm MP38/40 and far more firepower than the 98K at combat ranges. It also was the incentive for the German 8mm Kurz automatic rifles. If one could generate the data, he might find that tha 22LR rimfire has killed more, having been universally available for more than 120 years, but not in a military sense.
  18. polishshooter

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    Perm, I HEAR you...but then again, did we Crufflers (OK, in my case, an EX-cruffler) REALLY get into it to be "collectors" or shooters of foreign exotic guns we would never have owned CHEAPLY?

    Yeah, I too have been upset where the import stamp was on on many FINE guns, and is why many of the few I have left were ones stamped DISCREETLY under the barrel and not over the CHAMBER..if they TRULY were "Collector's Items" WOULD we have bought them in the first place considering the price?

    I am NOT a "Collector," but a "Shooter." for example I have owned at LEAST 150 various Mosin Nagants in various condition but am now down to only one M38, four M44s, and 4 91/30s... EACH one tells a story, including the $9.95 Century Ufixem special I call my rehab rifle, that I rebuilt from parts when I was recovering from my heart attack and shoots pretty well besides...

    Outside of a few REALLY rough transition pre-1930 91/30s, every ONE I still have left is because they SHOOT pretty well...

    So in the ling run, give it to me cheap, have it shoot well, and I don't give a rat's behind where they put the stamp....:p

    If it was truly COLLECTIBLE, yeah, I could be sitting on a gold mine, BUT I probably wouldn't have bought it in the first place.....


    And I don't know if you've noticed, but no matter WHAT guns I bought with my CRFFL, I never sold ONE without making a tidy profit...:D

    ...and I wish I would have bought a helluva lot MORE of the 3/$99 "Dropped in the Rubble no more than Twice" condition 91/30s when I had the chance....:p
  19. permafrost

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    Yeah, I hear you. Just that I REALLY like those M57's. I will except the stamps to get a fine weapon at such a good price. I too have sold milsurp at good profit. Really never had much problem with discreet stamps. Just bitchin' mainly because PW Arms picked the absolutely easiest spot they could find to put their stamp! Pisses me off in an irrational kinda way, I know. They still shoot great! I'd take a dozen more if I could afford them. What can I say?
  20. duck32man

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    I just got an M57 and love it. Sights are not the best but who cares it's just fun to shoot. And it seems to like misurp ammo without a hiccup.
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