How are they recognizable from a standard M57? I bought an M57 recently. It had the flimsiest and incredibly easy-to-remove sheet metal safety. Since the rivet holding it one was under the grip, there is zero visible evidence that it ever was there. BTW, CZ 52 mags can be easily modified to work in these Toks. The modification does not affect their function in the -52 so a modified mag can be safely used in both.Just ordered one from gunbroker. Curious how the quality on these is compared to the 5 surplus m57's I have. Anyone have one?
Haven't purchased from these guys, but they look like the one's I bought several years ago for my new style M57Surplus M57 mags were at least at the last time I looked about a month ago, either out-of-stock or running in the $40-50 range. Digging through the web, I found several posts and videos showing how to easily convert a CZ52 mag. It fits reasonably well (it won't drop free), and it works. The modification, doable with every gunplumber's Dremmel, took about 10 minutes. In the end, the mag is usable for both the M57, the CZ52, and possibly the M57A. CZ52 surplus mags in excellent shape are inexpensive.
None of my surplus M57s came with lanyard-loop magazines.Yeah, just visited that link. Six bucks more than I paid on Ebay for a spare, and I don't see the little loop (or whatever you call it) at the bottom of my original M57 magazine.
9mm magazines M70ANone of my surplus M57s came with lanyard-loop magazines.
I think my Russian TT has one.
I paid a bit more for my recent pair of 9mm Zastava mags, but that price included shipping.
I saw those. Thanks for the links.
About three years ago, I picked up this surplus M88a at my local gun store. IIRC, they were asking $170. But I haggled a bit and they included the sales-tax and BC fee.I have a model 88 a (9mm) which shoots just fine, safety is not hammer dropping and general exterior has sharp edges under light bluing to the point of being uncomfortable. They could have taken more time polishing and installing nicer sights That were less apt to snag. It goes “bang” every time asked to.