View Full Version : Scored - Russian Makarov..
A local Pawn Shop is going out of business, big sale on guns. The owner is an old friend so I knew I could get even a better deal.
I only saw one thing that grabbed my interest, Makarov. I asked him what kind, he said he didn't know. Found out he wasn't too hot on foreign guns, liked American made guns.
When I handled it I read "Russian" and my hands got sweaty. Mag too. It was marked $239 so I asked him what it would cost me. First he said $175, I said I didn't know.....
Finally he said $150. What could I do, I bought it.
What would YOU have done?
Nice guns, I have a East German one. And anyone who says they are just an 'ol .380 has never fired one. That cartridge is a ALLOT hotter then any .380 I ever shot! (Wolf ammo)
Cousin likes his, easy to conceal under a loose T shirt or light jacket. It ain't a hot loaded plus P .38spec/.357 mag or a .45ACP, but it'll do the job.
Well, I'll keep this thread going because I just LOVE the Makarovs. I already had a Russian, East German, and Bulgarian. The Bulgie looks different than the others, different finish.
In firing my first three, they are powerful, well built, and have never had a hint of a jam. Have yet to take this "new" Russian out to fire. Hate to admit but I have yet to clean and grease yet. There is a bit of carbon, I found out with my little finger when checking it, so I know it's been fired. Probably some illegal alien pawned it.
I believe there are Makarov forums out there. I need to check one out to slake my thirst for Makarovs.
Go to the Makarov Forum at Gunboards.com
They also link to the now defunct business Makarov.com
Is it an eight or a twelve rounder. I picked up one of the twelve rounders several years ago and I love it. The only jams I've had were with aftermarket mags. I didn't want to use up my Russian made ones, you can't find them anymore, but it's a sweet little gun.
I have a Russian Makarov that has the adjustable rear sight. Is there any worth to the non-military versions of the pistol. Picked it up about eleven years ago. Pistol was new when I bought it. I don't see this type at shows and I defently do not see many Russian Makarovs. I love to shoot it. Very fun little pistol with a hot little round. Goes great with my Russian M44, 91/30, 91/59, and SVT 41.
Commercial ones are going for about $300 or so now days.
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