Description. Specification. The TT-33 Tokarev model of 1933 was the Soviet military’s service pistol during the second world war. It is essentially a slightly redesigned, less polished and somewhat simplified incarnation of John Browning’s legendary 1911, chambered for the Soviet designed version of the compact, powerful 7.63 Mauser round (please note 7.63 Mauser and 7.62TT are not interchangeable).
The TT-33 The TT-33 existed as a further developed and modified form of the base TT-30. The TT-33 made use of machined locking lugs all around the barrel as opposed to the top-mounted lugs found on the TT-30 to help facilitate production. The sub-assembly was revised to an extent as was the frame and trigger.