Sheniloiu: The TT was my service pistol for nearly 25 years, during my service with the Romanian army tank force. I could disassemble it in less then 15 seconds and put it back together in less then 30, but it took me double the time when I was doing it blindfolded. The first way to field strip this baby is the right one, is is more simple, faster and safer. The other is for the guys who think any handgun based on a Browning type of operation is an M1911 copy and must be striped the same way. In fact the Tokarev is much more simple to strip, operate and repair. One needs no tools to field strip this gun, remember the gun is issued only with the holster, two mags, a lanyard and a cleaning rod. First, in order to disengage the piece that secures the slide stop, the one on the right side of the frame, one can use the cleaning rod or the flat part of the mag. This might leave some traces on the gun, but surely not on your fingers as the tool you are using can do! If you turn the gun left side down and rock the slide a little, the slide stop will fall, no need to extract it. And in order to secure the main spring, just wrap your fingers around the slide before removing the slide, it is faster and safer that the way you are doing.
TheGearhead222: Interesting! I grew up in Delaware and ya' fooled me!;)-John
TheGearhead222: Great video, but you need to work on that Canuckian accent!;) Just kidding, me mum's from Ontario and me dad's side is from Saskatchewan,eh?;)-John in Texas
Paul Schanen: When I took mine apart the safety came flying out. I can field strip and put back together but I can't figure out how to get that dam safety back in, any tips?
Docenfield: Great video very helpful. Thank you
The Cosmoline Crate: Good information, thanks for the video!
Chen Jiagang: 56大黑星7.62
Thomas Ernst: Do you know "Sportwhy" TT-33 in 22 version and it uses insert for 22 LR round press into. Any good of them or just another knock off.
gestapo43: There are no screws on the Tokarev. What appears to be a screw slot on the mag release and firing in retainer are actually split pins. Remove by driving the split center out with a drift punch.
Devon Rydalch: Was it just me or did he sound almost Scottish when he said "out?"
docwilkey: Years ago I had a chance to see an old soviet manual on the TT-33 and yes they used the 2nd method to field strip. They said to use a round of ammo to depress the spring and us the floor plat of the mag to pull the lock from the side. They didn't believe in needing tools for field stripping.
314299 Shooting Channel: Sorry, I'm not personally familiar with the Yugoslavian/Croatian M57, perhaps someone else reading the comments will have a tip as to where to find extra mags.
Ron Drye: Very good video !!! Thanks. I have a TT-30 (I think) Top of slide is M-20 that followed me home some 30 years ago. I buy most of my ammo on line and run across some great deals. I ran across a Croatian Toc (great price) and bought a couple of them. The big difference in them is the # of rounds in the magazine. The new one holds 9, whereas my original holds 7. Have you any ideas where to get more mags???? And any comments on the new gun.
314299 Shooting Channel: Congrats, have fun with it!
MrHondaguy1: Very helpful video, thanks. Picked up a Romanian TTC, just waiting for it to be shipped in.
314299 Shooting Channel: You are welcome.
Duckyistrippin: For all the spring poppy outty bendy people. A spring can not exert enough force to bend itself past its point of memory. Physically impossible.
314299 Shooting Channel: Having seen a number of the WW2 era production, I decided to buy a post war gun in new condition and of much higher standard of fit and finish.
AllStringsAttached: But it is not WWII era, as you can tell by the closely spaced slide grip.
314299 Shooting Channel: You are welcome. Enjoy your TT33!