My Chinese Tokarev - Modified Grips

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    My Chinese Tokarev - Modified Grips

    I happened upon this pistol one day at a LGS (local gun store) for $99. Yeah, I know - Can you believe that it stayed there for about a week before I came to my senses (and got the wife's thumbs up) and snatched it up. Part of the reason for my delay was because I knew absolutely nothing about it. After a little research I found out this was a Norinco 213 in 9mm which is a chinese made version of the russian Tokarev in a much more common caliber than the original 7.62 x 25. It was in decent condition with just a little freckling of rust and came with 3 mags. One of the first things I noticed after handling it was that in point shooting it would aim way low because of the odd grip angle. It was nice and flat though, flatter in fact than my Sig P239 in 9mm.

    One thing that I still had a problem with was that t-square grip angle. While perusing a pawn shop I ran into another Norinco 213 that had what are called Tokagypt grips which wrap-around the back strap and give a fuller more natural grip angle by adding a palm swell. I liked the way they felt so I went on the hunt for similar ones for mine.
    Unfortunately, China is unable to import their firearms into the US anymore so parts like grips aren't that easy to fine. Fortunately for me they are sold in Canada through Marstar. The cool thing is that Marstar sells some different versions of the Tokarev so I had a choice of grips. I chose the grips for their M-201C.

    The grips are designed for a version of the Tokarev without the laynard loop so I had to utilize my dremel skills and gouge out a notch in the grips for the loop. It worked and they help the grip angle significantly! Now can I be happy...well there's always room for improvement. I fixed the grip angle now the problem I have is hammer bite. The new grips push the web of my hand up high enough now for the hammer to occasionally nip it. Zastava has fixed this issue on the Tokarev versions that they produce by adding a beaver tail.

    Now there's no easy way for me to add a beaver tail to my 213 so I had to get creative. I came up with an idea and decided to go for it. Here's the end result.

    If you're interested on how I did it check out my blog.
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    Wow, I don't know if I could pass up a gun for $99.

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    That's cool I've been thinking about getting onefor cc but can't decide since I have one that is very broken and has been for a couple of years it cost 200 or so and lasted one shot :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irontoad View Post
    That's cool I've been thinking about getting onefor cc but can't decide since I have one that is very broken and has been for a couple of years it cost 200 or so and lasted one shot :(
    Sorry to hear about your experience with your Tok. How very broke is it. Parts are available and it could be something simple that can easily be fixed. Check out the Tokarev Forum at gunsnet.net, there are a number of folks there that may be able to help revive yours.

    I enjoy troubleshooting so I'll take it off your hands if you don't want to deal with it.
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    so how did you make the beavertail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irontoad View Post
    so how did you make the beavertail?
    I have a more detailed write up on it in my blog - link's in my sig below. Basically I used modeller's epoxy putty and shaped it to my grips, then sanded and painted them.
    Mine: Glock 36............Wife's: Ruger SP101 3"
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    -------S&W SW99 .45.............Charter Arms Undercover

    Hidden Defense - Personal gun & holster designs/reviews.

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