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NORINCO Type 54 (TT-33)

Semi-Automatic Military Service Pistol

The Type 54 became the Chinese copy of the storied Soviet-era TT-33 semi-automatic military service pistol.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/20/2018
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Year: 1954
Manufacturer(s): NORth China INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
Action: Short-Recoil; Locked Breech; Single-Action (SA); Semi-Automatic
Caliber(s): 7.62x25mm; .38 Super; 9x19mm Parabellum
Sights: Iron Front and Rear.
Overall Length: 195 mm (7.68 in)
Barrel Length: 116 mm (4.57 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 1.96 lb (0.89 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 1,380 feet-per-second (421 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire: 24 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range: 165 ft (50 m; 55 yd)
Operators: Angola; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Guinea; Iran; Iraq; Laos; Mozambique; North Korea; Pakistan; Sudan; Vietnam; Zimbabwe

Variants / Models

• Type 54 - Base Series Designation
• Type 51
• M20
• TU-90 (NP10 / Model 213-B)
• Model 213
• WQ213B54
• NT04
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