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I recently bought a small lot of guns. Both the Tokarevs are missing the safetys. They just have holes where the safetys go. As I plan on reselling these, I would like to have them complete. any Ideas?
 

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Whoever you sell em' to, are gonna take the safeties off anyway. Just put a plastic snap plug in and go.
 

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The trigger ass'ys on the Tokarevs swap out easily. It seems unlikely, but people do strange things... be sure that your Toks have a half-cock position.
 

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This poses a question... How many "accidents, can be attributed to these after market safeties? Have there been any injuries, or deaths? If yes, maybe there's for grounds for a class action lawsuit against the federal gooberment. After all, it was at their insistence that they be installed in the first place.
 

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1+ on above. Those who function test one know immediately when hammer falls as safety is disengaged or slide is released and there is no decocker. Maybe many have occurred without injury ( and firer was scared stoopid) and/or safeties have been removed after reading posts like this. Several seen with metal shavings still in lock mechanism and/or floppy safeties. Seeing problems with many modern repops like SAAs or Sharps rifles due to safety requirement. Last Pietta SAA .22 seen was an accident just waiting to happen. If i had a shop i would not sell such items and think insurance companies may be making the decision for many.
 

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1+ on above. Those who function test one know immediately when hammer falls as safety is disengaged or slide is released and there is no decocker. Maybe many have occurred without injury ( and firer was scared stoopid) and/or safeties have been removed after reading posts like this. Several seen with metal shavings still in lock mechanism and/or floppy safeties. Seeing problems with many modern repops like SAAs or Sharps rifles due to safety requirement. Last Pietta SAA .22 seen was an accident just waiting to happen. If i had a shop i would not sell such items and think insurance companies may be making the decision for many.
Stupid-'technical' question, which assumes that the original trigger assembly has not been modified: When the after-market safety is disengaged, with the trigger untouched, can the hammer fall through the half-cock position to the firing pin?
 

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Could be. On some mods they drilled thru the frame WITH the lock mech in place. I guess they had a jig and felt confident on mass production. Have seen some with no cleaning of metal shavings in lock mech after safety was installed. Some safeties were so badly installed (and loose ) they interferred with the mech in both on and off position and somewhat unpredictable. Was at warehouse one day when pallets of new chinese toks were being disposed off due to defects and returns. The factory installed safeties were among the problems. I personally wouldn't trust anything but the original half cock safety. Even those that work fine now may fail later due to wear and shock.
 
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