Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Type 54 (Tokarev TT33 copy)

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Type 54 (Tokarev TT33 copy)

Date

made 1971

Object Number

PR.14128

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005. Transferred to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Firearms Compensation Scheme, 1997, July 2005

Physical Description

The Type 54 was first adopted in 1951 and produced in Shenyang's Factory 66 as the improved version of the Type 51 (Chinese copy of the TT-33) using both Russian and Chinese-made parts after the Korean War. In 1954, after approximately 250,000 pistols were manufactured, the designation was changed to Type 54 and the pistol used exclusively indigenous components. This type of pistol is commonly available in 7.62 x 25 mm caliber, although some variants have been made in 9 x 19 mm Parabellum.

Dimensions

BarrelLength4.4 in
BarrelLength112 mm
OverallLength195 mm
OverallWeight0.87 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 18056683

Calibre

0.3 in

Associations

Places China