Spanish slang term referring to a firearm, usually a pistol, believed to be of low quality. The term Tokere is a crude Spanish transliterated nickname of the Soviet Tokarev TT33 pistol, which became available as Soviet aid to insurrectionist groups in Latin America in the 50's. Most of these donated Tokarev TT33 pistols where used models from WWII, many where badly worn and therefore received a reputation of not being dependable. Term can also be used to a firearm that is badly worn or of dubious origin. Tokere may also refer to home made firearms, or to an inexpensive copy or counterfeit of a popular firearm.
To the uninformed buyer, the Makarov PM pistol may appear to be a tokere of a Walther PPK.
by Los Torta! March 09, 2012