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Local auction win; crappy photos and a pricey gamble. Sometimes, just sometimes, you hit the jackpot. When I picked it up, the auction house provided me the name of the USAAF veteran who captured it and brought it home. None of that was in the auction. The description said simply “Russian Tokarev Pistol SN 4?337 (actually the Cyrillic letters Ch and G). No mention or photos of magazine SNs (I was blown away... TWO original matching mags!) I will contact the family through the auction house and see if I can add to the actual provenance and not the family lore of how he acquired it. I easily found his local obit from 2008 that said he was a SSgt in the Army Air Corps in WWII awarded the Purple Heart. His son put it up for auction with other estate items recently; I assume the mom passed. Immaculate bore. Original finish. All matching numbers. I’m a happy camper!! Not to see if I can add some paperwork and photos from the original owner.