Re: Yugoslavian M 57 Tokarev Pistol Crests A-P
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:29 pm
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#47 Post by Paulmooney » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 am
I just picked up this m57. It has no crest or grip lanyard loop. It doesn't appear to have ever had a grip lanyard loop. All numbers match. Also has two different markings on grip panels. Anyone have any info on this?
This is a perfect example of an all matching M57. If Big Ben at Classic would have sent me one of these, I would have freaked out. Most were pretty beat, well used military pistols that I have read about. This may be a unique specimen. It is certainly one of the best you will ever see; so I just had showed some of the owner's pictures with screen shot close ups. This is too good of an example not to document. The pistols serial number is stamped and is always found on the Barrel, Slide, and Frame, these must match and can be seen on the outside of a pistol. Like wise, the electro-written assembly numbers match on the internal slide port, the trigger assy bar, and the inside of the mag grip frame. Look for these on any M57 you buy. Some have this assy. # on the magazines and also the barrel. The slide has a nice Yugo military crest. You would be had pressed to find a nicer example. If the one at the Fond Du Lac show looked like this, I would have got it ASAP. This one has a true Yugo replacement trigger, not a T33 trigger. Most just use an easy to find T33 trigger- look at a replacement's trigger markings to be sure your replacement trigger is an actual Yugo m57 trigger. It also came with the Glock-like one that was removed. The price of true M57 replacement triggers has jumped from like $10-15 to upwards of $40 -60 depending on its markings.This pistol is the cleanest example of an M57 I have ever seen. It is in excellent overall condition, numbers matching (slide, barrel, frame), with very minor surface wear. The Yugo crest is distinct and unmarred. The bluing is in great shape, and has the usual brownish hue to it. This pistol was imported with a safety trigger (like Glock) which has since been replaced with a standard M57 trigger (original included with purchase). Import markings are subtly placed under the trigger guard, thereby maintaining a very clean "as issued" appearance. The pistol comes with three magazines (two with lanyard loops), and an excellent condition brown leather military flap holster. At some point in its history, the pistol was hand numbered inside the slide port and mag well (pictured).
Did you read this: https://oruzjeonline.com/2018/11/24/kom ... m57-1-deo/I bought my M57 just before SOG went out of business. Serial #C126xxx. Made 1960-1961? Has no crest on top of slide. Military or civilian model?