Tokarev safety hole filling?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by taylor, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. taylor

    taylor
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    I removed the importation added safety on a Romanian Tokarev and while it doesn't affect my shooting I think it looks like hell. Is there any gunsmith locally (Salem) or otherwise who can install a bolt screw or weld it closed?
    I'd appreciate any suggestions as to what to do with the holes?
     
  2. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1
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    Most any competent welder should be able to fill it, and grind/sand it flush on both sides. or buy grips that will cover it.
     
  3. Bruin

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    Try cutting two 22 caliber fired shells. Cut them at 1/8” and glue them in the holes with supper glue or JBW.
     
  4. Cameron72

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    DON'T eat supper glue for breakfast. Sorry couldn't help myself.
     
  5. taylor

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    The 22's are too small. I measured the safety shaft with my calipers and it was .311 then I measured the .22 shells at the point nearest the rim and it was .227. Using a shell is a fantastic idea though, I think a .32acp case might fit. Next trip to the range and I'll load up with various sizes and I'm sure I'll find one that works. Thanks Bruin.
     
  6. bballer182

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    32acp shoots .312" bullets. The case will be too big. However, if you can get your hands on a couple 32 cal bullets you could plug the hole with those. They are .0015" bigger than the hole so they should fit nice and tight.
     
  7. Bruin

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    Taylor, 32 cal acp will work if you can trim the case down to the extractor groove which measures .300. forward of that the case measures .332.
     

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