SOLD FOR: $1356.99
Make: State Factory 66, Chinese
Model: Tokarev Type 54-1
Serial Number: 8601864
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Caliber: 7.62×25 Tokarev
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol fed by Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number “8601864”, the “66” factory mark, and the year of manufacture “1963”. The top of the slide is marked with Chinese markings that denote “54” and “Type” and the serial number “8601864” just below them. The barrel, bushing and hammer assembly are each marked “1864”. The top right side of the trigger guard is marked “A” and the left “M”. The rear of the magazine well is marked “8K”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a tall “U” notched leaf dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black serrated hard plastic panels, each containing a star within a circle. The left side of the grip frame contains a lanyard loop. The panels show scattered small nicks and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is somewhat bright with sharp rifling. There is some scattered light erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 83% of its metal finish. There are areas of scattered light erosion throughout the gun with the most notable area on the front left side of the slide. There is scattered light oxidation in the grip areas. There are scattered light nicks and small scratches throughout. The action shows minor operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an original Type 54 holster with corduroy interior lining, cleaning rod, and two 8-round magazines. One magazine floorplate is marked “1227”, the other “1301 / 1”. The back of the holster has some hand scribed Chinese characters. The holster shows scattered light rubs and fine nicks and scratches. The stitching is intact and strong. Overall, the holster rates in about Fine condition. The magazines show operational thinning and have intact feed lips as well as strong springs. The magazines are in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The Type 54, a copy of the Soviet TT-33 Tokarev, remained a sturdy and reliable pistol within the Chinese military for 30 years, having been produced from 1955-1985. This example is in Very Good condition as is the holster included with it. It would compliment your collection of military pistols. This example should be especially interesting as it was brought to the United States without any import markings and without the safety mechanisms added to the pistols to comply with later US import requirements. This original configuration Type 54 is a lucky find for the collectors! Please see our photos and good luck!