The famous Tula-born Fyodor Vasilyevich Tokarev lived for 97 years and created weapons his entire life: under Alexander III and Nicholas II, under Lenin and
Stalin, under Khrushchev and Brezhnev. He created some samples of automatic rifles and a light machine gun. But Tokarev's finest hour struck in 1930. A self-loading pistol of his design (caliber 7.62, an 8-round magazine) was adopted by the Soviet Army and had been in the use until the beginning of the 50s. Among the Mausers and Brownings, Nagants and Colts TT took its well-earned place in life and in literature. TT means Tulsky gun, Tokarev’s gun!