Scott... Ran across your amazing collection of Maks and other stuff and saw that you are a Tokarev expert, too...
Consequently, wanted to see if you had any info about Russian use of nickel (chrome?) on any of their Toks... I picked one up several months ago - looks like a factory job, as all the marks appear to be struck through the finish... No import markings, matching lanyard loop numbered mag, usual CCCP grips, dated 1941, HK 1**7... Could you educate me as to the origins of this pistol? I have shot it and it functions very well... About Excellent condition.
Thanks for your time!