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Tokarev M1927

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Tokarev M1927 submachine gun - 7.62x38N

The Tokarev Model 1927 (Pistolet-pulemyot Tokareva obraztsa 1927 goda) is a Soviet experimental submachine gun designed by Fyodor Tokarev (the "father" of the TT-33). The SMG is chambered for the 7.62mm Nagant cartridge, which was the only domestically-manufactured pistol/revolver cartridge in the USSR at that time. Unlike the original revolver version, the cartridge used for the SMG had a crimped nose. The SMG is a typical blowback-operated weapon. Two triggers are used for selective fire. About 500 pieces of the M1927 were produced, mainly in 1931.

A civilian carbine version was also developed, which was not included in serial production. Other experimental versions included the M1928 and the M1931 SMGs, produced in very limited quantities. The first had a split grip and stock in the style of a Thompson, and the second received a cooling jacket, giving it some external resemblance to the PPD. Some M1928s and all M1931s are chambered in 7.62×25mm Tokarev.

Extensive field trials were held until 1933, competing with many domestic designs, as well as with the Vollmer VMP, Rheinmetall MP19, and Thompson, and at last the SMG was considered a failure, losing in the end to Vasily Degtyarev's new SMG design, which would be adopted as the PPD-34.


(1927 - 1931)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62x38N; 7.62×25mm Tokarev on M1928 and M1931
  • Weight: 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg) (with 2 loaded magazines)
  • Length: 31.7 in (80.5 cm), 37.6 in (95.5 cm)
  • Barrel length: 13 in (33 cm), 18.9 in (48 cm)
  • Feed System: 21-Round Detachable Box Magazine (a spare magazine is stored in a cavity in buttstock); 23 on M1928, 25 on M1931
  • Rate of Fire: 1100-1200 rpm
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Tokarev M1927 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
If War Comes Tomorrow (Esli zavtra voyna) Soviet paratroopers 1938
Fighting Film Collection No. 11 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 11) Ivan Pereverzev Commissar Nikolay 1942
Sergey Martinson Lt. Friedrich Gopp
Ivan Bobrov Pvt. Wilhelm Zingel
Soviet partisans, German soldiers
Young Partisans (Yunye partizani) A German soldier 1942
Native Shores (Rodnye berega) A German soldier 1943

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Enlisted 2021

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