TT pistol

TT-33 2.JPG
A Soviet-produced TT-33 pistol made in 1937
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In service1930–present
Used bySee Users
WarsSpanish Civil War
World War II
Korean War[1]
Chinese Civil War
Arab–Israeli conflict[2]
Bangladesh Liberation War[3]
Vietnam War
Laotian Civil War
Hungarian Revolution of 1956[4]
Cambodian Civil War
Cambodian-Vietnamese War
Sino-Vietnamese War
Soviet–Afghan War
Gulf War
Yugoslav Wars
Burundian Civil War
Cambodian–Thai border stand-off
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)[5]
Syrian Civil War
and numerous others
Production history
DesignerFedor Tokarev
ManufacturerTula Arsenal, Izhevsk Arsenal, Norinco, Femaru, FB Radom, Cugir Arsenal, Zastava Arms, FÉG
No. built1,700,000[citation needed]
VariantsTT-30, TT-33, TTC, M48, M48 Tokagypt, M57, M70, M70, R-3, Type 51, Type 54, Type 68, K-14
Mass854 g (30.1 oz)
Length194 mm (7.6 in)
Barrel length116 mm (4.6 in)
Height134 mm (5.3 in)

Cartridge7.62×25mm Tokarev
ActionShort recoil actuated, locked breech, single action
Muzzle velocity450 m/s (1,476 ft/s)
Effective firing range50 m
Feed system8-round detachable box magazine
SightsFront blade, rear notch
156 mm (6.1 in) sight radius

The TT-30[a] was a Russian semi-automatic pistol. It was developed in the early 1930s by Fedor Tokarev as a service pistol for the Soviet military to replace the Nagant M1895 revolver that had been in use since Tsarist times, though it ended up being used in conjunction with rather than replacing the M1895. It served until 1952, when it was replaced by the Makarov pistol.


A Soviet junior political officer armed with a Tokarev TT-33 Service Pistol urges Soviet troops forward against German positions during World War II. The picture is allegedly of political officer Alexey Gordeevich Yeremenko, who is said to have been killed within minutes of this photograph being taken.
Tokarev TT-33

In 1930, the Revolutionary Military Council approved a resolution to test new small arms to replace its aging Nagant M1895 revolvers.[7] During these tests, on 7 January 1931, the potential of a pistol designed by Fedor Tokarev was noted. A few weeks later, 1,000 TT-30s were ordered for troop trials, and the pistol was adopted for service in the Red Army.[8] The TT-30 was manufactured between 1930 and 1936, with about 93,000 being produced.

But even as the TT-30 was being put into production, design changes were made to simplify manufacturing. Minor changes to the barrel, disconnector,[9] trigger and frame were implemented, the most notable ones being the omission of the removable hammer assembly and changes to the full-circumference locking lugs. This redesigned pistol was the TT-33.[8] Most TT-33s were issued to commanding officers. The TT-33 was widely used by Soviet troops during World War II, but did not completely replace the Nagant.

Other Languages
العربية: توكاريف
беларуская: ТТ
български: ТТ
bosanski: Tokarev TT-33
català: TT-33
čeština: TT-33
Deutsch: Tokarew TT-33
español: Tokarev TT-33
français: Tokarev TT 33
한국어: TT-33
hrvatski: Tokarev TT-33
Bahasa Indonesia: Pistol TT
italiano: Tokarev TT-33
עברית: אקדח TT
ქართული: TT
қазақша: ТТ
lietuvių: TT-33
Nederlands: TT33 Tokarev
norsk: TT-33
norsk nynorsk: Tokarevpistol
polski: Pistolet TT
português: Tokarev TT
română: Pistol TT
русский: ТТ
shqip: TT-33
slovenčina: TT-33
српски / srpski: Токарев ТТ-33
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tokarev TT-33
svenska: Tokarev TT-33
Türkçe: Tokarev TT-33
українська: Пістолет Токарєва
Tiếng Việt: TT-33
中文: TT手槍