Standard configuration Tokarev with fixed front sight and drift adjustable rear sight. Top of slide with original serial number “083565”, Izhevsk Arsenal inspection (arrow in triangle), followed by date. Right side of frame with aftermarket SN “AG17”, likely applied at time of refinish and importation. Original, coarsely checkered wood grips and correct unmarked magazine. Gun has been extensively cutaway, with numerous windows and recesses, to show the mechanical details. Cutaway has been extended to include the left grip panel and the left side of the magazine wall.
Desirable Russian WWII Military Tokarev, dated 1944, extensively cutaway to show essential mechanics.
After being cutaway, the gun was reblued, now retaining 98-99% of the finish, some losses on the right side of the slide as pictured. No highlighting of any cuts but plenty of grease! A very unusual cutaway, professionally accomplished, seldom offered for sale. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!