"a Russian Tokarev pistol"


Tokarev Pistol
Creative Commons AttributionTokarev Pistol - Credit: Polish Ministry of National Defence

The Tokarev pistol, or TT (Tula-Tokarev, after the Russian town famous for its weapon manufacturing plants) was developed by Fedor Tokarev, a Russian weapon engineer. Tokarev's pistols and rifles were widely used by the Soviet Army during World War II. Although the Soviet Union began to phase out the TT in 1945, several countries, including North Korea, continue manufacturing the gun.