My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

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My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby flyandscuba » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:04 pm

If you ever wanted to undertake an SBR project -- this is quite affordable (as NFA items go). My entire budget required for the project was $565 -- including the $200 tax stamp. The result is a piece of WWII era history -- firing the powerful 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge.

The PPS-43 was first introduced in 1943 as a submachinegun for use by Tank crews and paratroopers. It is still in use in some areas of the world. The Radom arms factory in Poland manufactures a semi-automatic version for importation into the US as the PPS-43C. It fires from a closed bolt (rather than open bolt like its full-auto cousin), and the folding stock is permanently folded so that it is sold legally as a pistol in the US.

Converting the PPS-43C to an SBR with a fully operational folding stock is quite simple, and can be accomplished with common hand tools. A "parts" kit from someone like Sportsman's Guide is required to provide some of the parts needed to complete the folding stock mechanism - and it provides an extra magazine and a few other goodies.

Here's an outline of my "budget" for this build:

Brand New Radom PPS-43C from Classic Firearms = $270 (they are currently selling for $339 but include 4 magazines instead of 1 as when I bought mine)
PPS-43C "Shooter's Package" (not required for the project - but provided a Bulldog case, 3 additional magazines, sling, and magazine pouch) = $60
Transfer via local FFL = $15
PPS-43 Parts kit from Sportsman's Guide = $80
NFA Tax Stamp = $200
Total Budget = $625 ($565 without the "Shooter's Package")

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Classic Firearms link: http://www.classicfirearms.com/hand-guns/pol-pps-43c

Sportsman's Guide link: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/pps-43-parts-kit.aspx?a=359283

If you decide that this project is for you -- I'd be happy to help talk you through the conversion process. It appears that Classic Firearms has the last batch of these to be imported. When they are gone -- there won't be any more imported. Act soon if you want one!
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby Garandman » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:02 am

Very nice. I' 've wanted one since they came out. I doubt I will be able to get one. but I still have hope..
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby fuzzy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:39 am

Remember, though, once this is done, you must register it as a "short barreled rifle" or you will fall afoul of the atf clowns. It's originally classified as a pistol.
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby flyandscuba » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:42 pm

I applied for -- and received my Tax Stamp (SBR) before I performed the conversion. To do otherwise would be illegal...
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby fuzzy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:05 am

flyandscuba wrote:I applied for -- and received my Tax Stamp (SBR) before I performed the conversion. To do otherwise would be illegal...


Yup. I almost bought one, but decided against it just because I didn't need another under folder type weapon.
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby Garandman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:28 am

Well then Fuzzy , you need this one. the stock folds onto the top. not under. so there is no reason you shouldn't buy one... :D now your turn to talk me into buying one.... :lol:
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby fuzzy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:24 am

Well, you know what I meant...LOL!

I still see no reason to buy one, but they are cool.
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby Loopydloop » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:06 pm

That is too cool. I wish we could do that in Canada......
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby routeus1 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:07 am

SBR I wish, my PPS-43C will probably remain the same for some time. Good to see yours "restored"...
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Re: My latest SBR Project -- PPS-43 in 7.62x25mm Tokarev!

Postby whitelightning777 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:01 pm

What if you did this, but with a typical 16"+ length rifle barrel instead?

Does one exist? Would it be effective?
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