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Old 11-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Norinco 213- 9x19

I've had this pistol since it was purchased new back in 92. I just don't see many post about this pistol. I realize, they're no longer imported. I don't get to shoot as much as I would like. What's the good and bad about this pistol? No reason to sell, since it was only $110 OTD w/ carrying case. Shoots great, just have nothing to compare it to.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I have one. The barrel in mine was crap, but that was a manufacturing error. I dropped a 7.62 barrel in it and it shoots fine....the downsides? Umm, none. I love it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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Am sure that you are referring to the Chinese version of the Tokarev Pistol. They were often imported with two barrels - one in 9mm para and one in 7.62 X 25. I have one and it has the 9mm barrel in it but the box contains the spare 7.62 barrel. I have fired probably a maximum of 50 rounds out of it, in 9 mm, and it performed well for me. It is a very basic pistol, of dated design, as it is modeled from the Russian Tokarev, however, worth holding onto as it is a sturdy pistol. It lacks the refinements in sight picture - both front and rear that many modern pistols have, so it is I think more of a pistol that requires some time with to accustom ones self to its sights. Since these are fairly slim pistols, they would probably be ok for carry or packing in a light day pack or bag, or carry where legal and appropriate in a vehicle. I am keeping mine, and I have a number of very good quality pistols - ALL of which, including several Spanish Modelo Supers - cost more than the Chinese Tokarev.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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Am sure that you are referring to the Chinese version of the Tokarev Pistol. They were often imported with two barrels - one in 9mm para and one in 7.62 X 25. I have one and it has the 9mm barrel in it but the box contains the spare 7.62 barrel. I have fired probably a maximum of 50 rounds out of it, in 9 mm, and it performed well for me. It is a very basic pistol, of dated design, as it is modeled from the Russian Tokarev, however, worth holding onto as it is a sturdy pistol. It lacks the refinements in sight picture - both front and rear that many modern pistols have, so it is I think more of a pistol that requires some time with to accustom ones self to its sights. Since these are fairly slim pistols, they would probably be ok for carry or packing in a light day pack or bag, or carry where legal and appropriate in a vehicle. I am keeping mine, and I have a number of very good quality pistols - ALL of which, including several Spanish Modelo Supers - cost more than the Chinese Tokarev.
Most model 213's came with just the 9mm barrel. The ejector is not cut long enough on the commercial 9's to reliably allow the longer 7.62 brass to eject, and I hear getting an unspent round out is a pain in the ass. Yours might be a Type 54 instead. I haven't seen one yet in person with the 7.62 barrel but the ejector in a 9mm only gun looks like this (although mine does have the longer 7.62 cutout in the slide):



I must say I love mine, except the safety. I shot it recently after shooting a Kel Tec PF-9 and SCCY GPX-2, and that thing is a Cadillac next to a DAO compact. Easy to hit with and very little recoil, and you can point shoot it relatively easily at shorter distances. Only real downside is the safety (watch that thumb!) and the lower 8 round capacity, and the cost of mags if you have a wide mag version like I do.







Not to mention, it was CHEEP!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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Stoned Oli - I went and retrieved the original box with my own Chinese Tokarev, and it has Model TU-90 engraved on the left side of the slide, and underneath the Model # is importer: N.A. Company, Ridgefield, NJ.. Left side of slide is marked Cal 7.62 MM. Mine looks basicly identical to yours, with the exception of the bottom of your mag which in the photo has an extension which is thicker and has the lower finger support. My two mags just have a flat magazine base. The box came with a styrofoam insert with cuts outs molded for the pistol, and an extra mag - the mags are identical in size on mine, and a cleaning rod came with the gun. The extra barrel came in the box on top of the extra magazine, and not in some additional cutout made solely for the barrel. I don't recall fireing 7.62X25 in the pistol yet, and am sure that I just kept the 9mm barrel in it as I purchased it new in box. I have a bit of Tokarev ammo, so next time I fire it will change barrels and see how it goes with the 7.62X25. 9mm fits easily into both single stack mags. I rather like the TU-90 that I have, and intend to get some more range time with it this winter. Thanks for your comments and photos.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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I fired one a few months ago but it was in 9x18. It was accurate and fired flawlessly.

The owner bought it from the original (female) owner that didn't like excessive force needed to rack the slide.

Decent piece but not perfectly finished. Certainly worth the $$ that was paid for them.
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