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I was moving stuff around this PM in my gun safe and pulled out a pistol that I have not shot in close to 20 years.....

It is a CZ-52 which was the Czech military service pistol up until the breakup of the old Warsaw Pact in 1989. I acquired it in 1992 when these pistols started showing up as milsurp at the gun shops in this area.

It is chambered for the 7.62 Soviet Type P round aka the 7.62mm Tokarev. The Czechs used the Model 48 cartridge which was even hotter than the Russian ammo. A 85 grain FMJ at just over 1600 fps out of a 4.7 inch barrel. Muzzle blast and flash big time!

It cames with two mags and the lanyard in the box. I bought one more mag because I like having at least three mags for any pistol I own. I shot Russian, Chinese, and Czech ammo in this thing. Flat shooting to say the least. But I always ran a Windex soaked patch down the bore at the range after shooting because the ammo was corrosive. This made it easier to clean once I got home with it.

I wonder what I should do with this ex commie blaster. Don't have much money invested and I have maybe 500 rounds of assorted milsurp ammo on the shelf. I have no idea what the market is for this pistol today. Most shooters who shoot the Tokarev round have Russian, Chinese, Romanian, or Yugo Tokarev pistols. But IMHO the CZ-52 is a better pistol. It used a roller locking breech that is stronger and superior to the Tok's tilting barrel.

And so it goes.

The Retired One

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Yepers got one.. I have most all of the guns that broke lose from the Iron Curtain in my collection. Plus lots of ammo.


"I'm too proud to beg and too lazy to work" Uncle Fester Adams

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