December 13th, 2009, 11:04 PM
when was my Yugo Tokarev M57 manufactured?
Hello all, a quick question. I have a Yugo Tokarev M57 with serial number
E49155. Anyone know when/where it was made? Many thanks. Mac Lanagan.
December 14th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Closest I can put it is late 1962 to early 1963.
If the letters on your grip panels say FNRJ it's likely 1962, if they say SFRJ it's likely 1963. Grips, of course, can be easily changed so it's really hard to date these.
October 16th, 2010, 07:01 PM
The date sequence is one of the following:
1957 __ __ (5 torch crests only)
1958 A- __
1959 B- A-
1960 C- B-
1961 D- C-
1962 E- D-
1963 F- E- (5 or 6 torch crests)
1964 G- F- (6 torch crests only)
I also found the lettering around the star on the grip changed from FNRJ to SFRJ when the serial number scheme changed from suffix to prefix.
FNRJ = Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia = 1946-1963
SFRJ = Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia = 1963-1992 (Socijalistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija)
Hope this helps...