Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles
You will find here the collection of several articles on the USSR and Eastern Bloc handguns. This collection will see the publication of several articles by different authors, in an episodical way. It will also feature already publsihed articles (Tula Korovi, PSM).
If each article treats its subject independently, respecting the work of the authors, LAI Publications will obviously take care to make their integration within this collection as coherent and comfortable as possible.
The LAI Publications team wishes you pleasant readings.
1 - The Tula-Korovin 6.35 Browning caliber Soviet pistol
Book : Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles, Chapter : 1
The Tula-Korovin 6.35 Browning caliber Soviet pistol For a long time, the Soviet army and security forces remained faithful to the 1895 Nagant revolver. Inherited from the Tsar’s army, it was put back into production in the twenties by the communist power. The adoption of the semi-automatic pistol TT 30, then TT 33 did not […]
2 - The Soviet Pistol Tula Tokarev 1933
Book : Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles, Chapter : 2
Like the .45 ACP Colt M1911, the 9×19 Luger P.08, the TT 33 is one of those weapons that have made history. Forever associated with both the USSR and WWII, it is in many countries where the acquisition of handgun is possible, a safe purchase, the weapon being reliable, “powerful”, and often inexpensive. Sometimes considered […]
3 - The Polish Sportowy pistol: a .22 LR Tokarev
Book : Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles, Chapter : 3
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the market has finally been able to offer emblematic weapons of this period that were previously difficult to acquire for shooters and collectors alike. Nagant revolvers, Tokarev and Makarov pistols soon appeared on many racks. Long guns were also quickly imported from SVD to various AKs (in countries […]
4 - The Soviet Makarov Pistol
Book : Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles, Chapter : 4
The end of WWII was the twilight of a multipolar world and the dawn of the Cold War era. A tipping moment that opened up to the unknown. Many things had to be rebuilt, but also many concepts, had to be thought anew. Although this may seem ridiculous in the face of history, this is […]
5 - The Soviet Stechkin machine pistol
Book : Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles, Chapter : 5
What could possibly have happened in the minds of the Soviets in the aftermath of WWII to develop and adopt a machine pistol? While it is obvious that this period was incredibly fertile in terms of gunsmith design, one really wonders how the adoption of such a weapon could have been thought of for a […]
6 - The Soviet PSM pocket pistol in caliber 5.45x18
Book : Handguns from the Eastern Bloc : a collection of articles, Chapter : 6
If the Soviets were prolific in terms of armament, the pocket pistol was for a long time a poor cousin, especially represented by the pistol “Tula-Korvin” or TK-26 in 6.35×17 SR. It had been designed back in 1926 and its production had stopped by the mid-1930s. Teamwork Officially adopted in 1972, the Pistolet Samozaryadniy Malogabaritniy […]
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