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TT-33 crack

#1 Post by Triumph6 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:18 pm

So, today I was shooting my Romanian TT-33 and noticed a hairline crack on the slide just at the rear of the ejection port. I've fired several thousand rounds through this pistol, almost all reloads that are much lighter than commercial loads. I'm wondering how much of a concern this crack is, it looks to be about 3mm long. Trying to post a picture it's kind of hard to see. Thanks
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Re: TT-33 crack

#2 Post by Ghoulardi » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:05 pm

cracks are never a good sign on a firearm, if it was mine I wouldn't take a chance of shooting it

course your mileage may vary
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#3 Post by Triumph6 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:35 pm

Yeah that's what I thought, I've seen cracks in some shot guns that aren't much of an issue but I don't think my safety glasses would do a good job stopping the back of the slide. I'll probably get another one to shoot( I really like it) and use this one for spares. The barrel wil make a good gauge for reloading. Really surprised to this failure on such a robust pistol.

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#4 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:45 pm

Gee, I hate when a beloved gun starts to break ,,any chance of seeing what that crack looks like from the Inside.???. To be fair these things were not meant to last forever.. And you placed several thousand rounds through it. And it was surplused before you got it, how many rounds went though it before you...

OUch doing a quick look, some of those slides are pricey

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#5 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:06 pm

Toss the slide and save the rest as parts and get another $250 T 33. Romanians are inexpensive and at most gun shows. Aim has them for $219. At least it was not an original Russian or Hungarian. Time to replace the old dog. Aim has grade 2 Romanian T33s at $179. Still an inexpensive pistol that shoots great , but ammo prices have gone nuts so most desire the 9mm Yugo Toks. Heck you might want to get 2 or 3 different years. Save on shipping & FFL transfer fees. :dance: :dance:
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#6 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:29 pm

Amazing when you can get the whole gun for less then one of the replacement parts..

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#7 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:47 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Amazing when you can get the whole gun for less then one of the replacement parts..
You ain't whistling dixie. Cheaper to buy a whole pistol. Plus you are saving your life.
You can actually take your current pistol apart and sell it for nearly enough to cover your replacement pistol
Agree on scrapping the slide. Don't want someone else getting it in their face.
You can get a magnafkux kit cheap and see how bad it is. Just to learn how.
The mosin crate had some really excellent1 romanian tokarevs up for sale today . Looked to be origiball blueing. And numbers matching.
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A few years back i bought an excellent 1941 russian slide on ebay, 90 bucks i think. Looks great on my chinese frame..
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#8 Post by luigi » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:53 pm

Mosin Crate sold out on Romanian Toks

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#9 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:08 pm

I figired they would. Thats why i suggested getting on the e mail list. He may well get another batch.
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#10 Post by Triumph6 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:38 pm

I have a new one on the way from aim, 245 all in( shipping and tax). Really like that Russian slide, looks pretty cool, doubt I could find one for 90 bucks these days.

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#11 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:57 pm

Triumph6 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:38 pm
I have a new one on the way from aim, 245 all in( shipping and tax). Really like that Russian slide, looks pretty cool, doubt I could find one for 90 bucks these days.
I second that on the Russian slide, that just has a nice look... Is it easier or harder to grab then the ones with the "normal" grasping grooves.. It seems the russian slide would be cheaper to make...

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#12 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:38 pm

I never really noticed a difference as far as ease of ooeation.
I do prefer the looks of it though. It classic and easily recognizable.
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#13 Post by FamilyFirearms » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:20 pm

We have slides in stock if you still need one. Russian, Polish and even a Romanian. We acquired a 16’ box trailer full of parts😳

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#14 Post by Zeliard » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:08 pm

We acquired a 16’ box trailer full of parts
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#15 Post by 72 usmc » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:39 pm

We have slides in stock if you still need one. Russian, Polish and even a Romanian. We acquired a 16’ box trailer full of parts😳
Yep, double wow to that. I'd like to know when these will be posted. And where?
Any original Russian original WW II ], Tula star marked, Tokarev magazines ?
Any slings and cleaning rod originals?
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