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Old May 17th, 2018, 01:30 AM #21
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Had some time so I decided to do a field strip on it and see how bad it was inside. Not bad at all. However, I did notice some numbers that I was not sure of. I know that on some guns, different parts will be numbered, but I know nothing about Tokarevs. I am sure that there are some experts here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is what I found on the sides of the hammer assembly.

On the right side is the number '08'


On the left side was the number '7770'. It almost looks like it was put on with a vibrating engraving tool.
I don't know the Yugo's very well but other Toks have a 2-4 digit number - usually the last part of the S/N - stamped in the left side of the hammer group housing (and sometimes the hammer), under the barrel, and the barrel bushing. Depending on manufacturer the full S/N may be stamped on the outside of the slide somewhere too, and/or assembly number under the firing pin tunnel.

These Yugos are refurbished I believe, and the parts were electro-penciled to match either the gun they are in now or perhaps another one.
I wouldn't worry if they don't "match", it's a robust design and should work just fine.

The one I got from DK is really nice too.
It did have a lot of grease in the firing pin channel so be sure to clean that out thoroughly.
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Old May 17th, 2018, 08:19 AM #22
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I don't know the Yugo's very well but other Toks have a 2-4 digit number - usually the last part of the S/N - stamped in the left side of the hammer group housing (and sometimes the hammer), under the barrel, and the barrel bushing. Depending on manufacturer the full S/N may be stamped on the outside of the slide somewhere too, and/or assembly number under the firing pin tunnel.

These Yugos are refurbished I believe, and the parts were electro-penciled to match either the gun they are in now or perhaps another one.
I wouldn't worry if they don't "match", it's a robust design and should work just fine.

The one I got from DK is really nice too.
It did have a lot of grease in the firing pin channel so be sure to clean that out thoroughly.
Yeah I still havenít gotten mine apart to clean that bit. Everything else has been decreased and oiled. Ran 50 rounds like a champ. That said, I do intend to get the firing pin out and the channel cleaned before I get it to the range again.
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On the FCG, that might be the case on the stencil. If so, mine doesn’t match. Which is only odd because all other serials match (slide, barrel and frame) and everything is in like new condition.
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My slide and frame match, but I forgot to check the barrel while I had it apart. Is there any way to track the year of production by the serial number or any other means?

ETA: I was bored so I took it apart again and the barrel is a match. However, I also noticed that the same number that is on the hammer assembly '7770' is also on the inside of the slide.

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... I also noticed that the same number that is on the hammer assembly '7770' is also on the inside of the slide.
That's the way mine is too as I recollect.
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IIRC I had the factory standard recoil spring (18#) and a reduced weight hammer spring (18#). Bought the packs of each so that I could try various configurations and that's what I settled on. Haven't replaced the mag springs yet (combination of no problems and laziness), but I probably should before I actually have any issues with feeding.
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Therein lies one of the drawbacks of the Yugo M57 - recoil spring availability.
It uses a different system than a "standard" Tok and nobody has fresh springs, at least that I could find.
It's a giant PITA to disassemble the captive system and replace the spring itself.
The old-style 1-piece guide rod and spring from a TT-33/TTC can be swapped in.
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Therein lies one of the drawbacks of the Yugo M57 - recoil spring availability.
It uses a different system than a "standard" Tok and nobody has fresh springs, at least that I could find.
It's a giant PITA to disassemble the captive system and replace the spring itself.
The old-style 1-piece guide rod and spring from a TT-33/TTC can be swapped in.
Thatís why I figured I was okay in buying one. Worst comes to worst I can change over to tt-33 guide rod and non-captive spring to keep it running if needed. And for basically $250 shipped to me, a cool piece of history and it is fun to shoot. I am not going to worry too much about destroying collector value on it. Though I do want to take care of it.
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Thanks for posting all this great information here. Might want to grab some spare parts if I ever happen to run across them.
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I thought rifles were a foot and pistols were a hairy hand?

Now, gobble up what you can that is "RIGHT NOW" inexpensive
Tok
CZ50
P64

One day they won't.

In the not to distant past, Nagant Revolvers, Mosin Nagant Rifles and Austrian M95 were all around $100
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