zastava m57/ tokarev 7.62x25

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  1. permafrost

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    Damn Wayne,
    That really dresses it up. Now you got me lookin' for some bucks! Frosty
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    It does look great but it also feels much better. About the only thing I did not like about my TOK was the grips and then it was not that bad. Buuttt these are so comfortable and to me still retains a nostalgic military look. That is why I went with the star.
    I will get some pice with the compensator soon, it does look "BAD" and with the 7.65 it does seem to lessen the recoil a bit. Could be all in my head!
    wayne
  3. Fast Forward

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    Damn Wayne Those were certainly worth the wait,,no wonder these guys are backed up for 3 months
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    The only minor problem I have with the grips is that the spring steel mounts were not designed to hold large grips tightly against the frame, especially at the top. You may notice a little space between the two grip panels at the rear near the top. It is not bad but I can squeeze them tighter and they fit perfectly.
    Again it is hardly noticable and doesent really bother me.
    wayne
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    Marchal makes the grips after they get the order and then they have to do the finish and let it cure. I chose the oil finish but they offer many choices of wood types and finishes. Also these came from Budapest Hungary via USPS so that takes some extra time also. I have not fired the Tok with the new grips yet but I will this afternoon to see how much better it feels.
    wayne
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    Wayne ,,do you think a little Two Way Tape would help
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    No, the tape would be thicker than the tiny gap (.015 to .002 ). It is not really a problem and most people will not even notice. I thought about a teensy drop of super glue at the upper rear where they come together but again the fit and finish is superb and precise. I am more than pleased.
    I still did not get to shoot yesterday but I will try again this afternoon. After all I only have to step out in the yard and set up a target!!
    wayne
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    WOW! Just stepped out, stuck up a paper about 12 yards away and fired off two shots.
    Bullseye, one large hole dead center. You could cover them with a dime. I am going to give the new grips credit. They were comfortable but I was afraid to fire a third shot cause I did not want to spoil a perfect ( lucky ) moment :)
    wayne
  9. Fast Forward

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    I need a set of those
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    I am kinda kiddin' about the accuracy but they did feel good and firm in my hand. I will give it another test tomorrow.
    I am still lookin' around for some good ammo for this thing. There is plenty of fmj at normal prices (85gr usually)
    I would like to get some HP as this may be one of my first line defense guns depending on where I am when some suicidal idiot tries a home invasion on me and my wife and two sons which all are handy with firearms and my dogs are very alert:) :)
    wayne
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    SOG has 7.62x25 800 rounds for about $138. I don't know what or where this stuff comes from but I will try to find out. If it is the Romanian junk I would not want it at any price.
    wayne
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    JG also has some of the cheap surplus. They say it is Bulgarian and the reviews are mixed. It is corrosive and a fairly hot round as one reviewer said he destroyed a CZ52 so keep that in mind. I don't want any for my M57 but if I had one of the PPS 43?? pistols it might be fun to run thru a few hundred rounds.
    wayne
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    I bought a bunch From JG so far no problem my casing reads 21/53/32/16 which would make this Polish,,I also bought some bulk from another source that reads 343/56 which is also Polish according to my research
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  14. waynescyclegarage

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    Hmmm.. JG said theirs was Bulgarian?? If you are having no problems then I may break down and get me a batch. I had seen the mags from Dans before and thought about getting a couple and maybe modify one to better feed the 9mm stuff but right now I would not know where to start.
    I would feel better with Polish ammo, I have never heard any bad reports on that stuff.
    wayne
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    see if JG will give you the numbers of the casing reading from 12:00 then clockwise I can more than likely tell you what it is,,FF
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