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Type 54 pistol
Country of origin

China

Manufacturer(s)

Norinco

Designer(s)

Norinco

Year(s) designed

1954

Production began

1954

Weapon type

Semi automatic pistol

Caliber

7.62×25mm Tokarev

Action

Blowback

Overall length

7.7 inches (19.5 cm)

Barrel length

4.6 inches (11.6 cm)

Weight

2.0 lbs (0.89 kg)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

8 round box magazine

Used by

See Users below


The Type 54 pistol (Chinese: 54式手枪) is a Chinese copy of the Soviet TT-33. The Type 54 pistol entered service in 1954 by Chinese army. The Type 54 pistols are popular for being named the Black Star pistols.

Combat history Edit

During the Vietnam War (1955-1975) and the Sino-Vietnamese War (1979) the Type 54 pistols were used by Vietnamese army. The Chinese army used Type 54 pistols against the Indian army during the Sino-Indian War (1962) and used against Vietnamese army during the Sino-Vietnamese War (1979).

Users Edit

  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Laos
  • Mozambique
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Sudan
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

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