Chicom Type 54 Pistol : North Vietnamese Forces

Place Asia: Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy Province, Long Tan
Accession Number REL27493.001
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Metal, Plastic
Location Main Bld: Vietnam Gallery: Upper Level: Long Tan
Place made China
Date made 1964
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Chicom Type 54 semi automatic pistol. Top slide stamped with Chinese characters, the serial number, 66 and 1964. The black plastic grips have a five pointed star in the centre.

History / Summary

This pistol is a Chinese copy of the Tokarev Type TTM 1933. It was taken from a dead North Vietnamese officer by Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith MC, after the Battle of Long Tan while serving as the Company Commander of Delta Company, 6 Royal Australian Regiment.