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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:44 pm 
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Posted this elsewhere, but I thought I'd add it to the gallery section

BEFORE & AFTER

So I bought this discontinued Gletcher TOKAREV off another forum member. ( Thanks Mantis )
I have a love hate relationship with this model, it's like the ugly relative of the 1911 ( Inventor, Fedor Tokarev, borrowed lots from John Browning's designs )

Its a WW2 Russian Tokarev Replica, but the only MAJOR incorrect detail is the slide serration grooves, the ones shown on this replica look more like the ones on Romanian, Polish and Chinese versions
The last photo at the bottom shows a Real Russian TOKAREV slide grips.

I was not a fan of the paint on the gun. It was like a greyish brown, black with microscopic silver flecks. Not at all what the gun would have normally looked like when blued in WW2
I was going to sand it , polish then blue the gun, but when I did some research I discovered that many Tokarev's were polished to a silver / chrome / or brushed finish.

Seems this version was popular with the Russian mafia, or and was used for officers and others on parade.
I realized after seeing them in a chromed finish, that the lines and design of the pistol actually accentuate it's design is silver

It took time to remove the paint, it was like an oven baked on hard coating... paint remover did not work, only time and elbow grease.
Sanding 400, grit, 600, 1000, 1500, 2000, wet sanding, and then polish cream and buffing. I then buffed it with micro crystalline museum great wax for final coating.

The dummy rounds and mag were added for photo dress up, buckle is a real soviet era soldier's item.
I did not overdo the polish because I still wanted it to look like an old gun that had been around, so I left whatever dings and scratches it had

For those interested in silver Tokarev's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4VA4A8OK8

Pardon my bad grammar


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A REAL RUSSIAN TOKAREV



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:03 pm 
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Sweet. You just need a Adidas Tracksuit and some Leather Shoes..

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:24 pm 
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leadslinger wrote:
Sweet. You just need a Adidas Tracksuit and some Leather Shoes..



Leadslinger, :lol:

So very true

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Hi Tail Air Gunner,

Really great post and pictures! Thanks for sharing your beautiful handwork. :D

"It took time to remove the paint, it was like an oven baked on hard coating... paint remover did not work, only time and elbow grease"

Yes, the pot metal of these airguns are coated with Polyester powder beads, whch when baked, results in a plastic film. It can only be removed with a caustic solution (commercially), or abrasion.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:15 pm 
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Great job! Always regretted those were never widely available in north america. I wasn't able to buy one.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:44 pm 
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Tks Gunsrnow

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Do you mean the Tokarev Air Pistol, or the REAL Tokarev Powder burner
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Tail Air Gunner wrote:
Tks Gunsrnow

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Do you mean the Tokarev Air Pistol, or the REAL Tokarev Powder burner
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I assume he means the Air Pistol.. Since real TT33 are super plentiful.

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leadslinger wrote:
Sweet. You just need a Adidas Tracksuit and some Leather Shoes..


Lmao :lol:

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leadslinger wrote:
Sweet. You just need a Adidas Tracksuit and some Leather Shoes..


Lmao :lol:


Forgot to add, that you need to squat and listen to hard bass as well.

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I just read a KWA Tokarev air gun was customized by the prop' dept' for the
spy film, The KINGSMAN

The Fake Shotgun portion is kinda cool looking.

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I just read a KWA Tokarev air gun was customized by the prop' dept' for the
spy film, The KINGSMAN

The Fake Shotgun portion is kinda cool looking.


But totally stupid, of course.


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DocGadget wrote:
Great job! Always regretted those were never widely available in north america. I wasn't able to buy one.


DocGadget

Gletcher still make the Non blow back if you re interested. 4.5 mm steel

https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-tt-33 ... -bb-pistol

If you want Blow back, it's only in 6mm Airsoft ( Out of stock )

https://www.replicaairguns.ca/gletcher- ... oft-pistol

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I just read a KWA Tokarev air gun was customized by the prop' dept' for the
spy film, The KINGSMAN

The Fake Shotgun portion is kinda cool looking.


But totally stupid, of course.


That makes it even cooler. It's a movie, they defy logic.

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leadslinger wrote:
Edmonton<500 wrote:
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I just read a KWA Tokarev air gun was customized by the prop' dept' for the
spy film, The KINGSMAN

The Fake Shotgun portion is kinda cool looking.


But totally stupid, of course.


That makes it even cooler. It's a movie, they defy logic.


For sure LeadSlinger, Movie magic :D

I like the profile of it in Colin Firth's hand.

Cool for sure

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