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 Post subject: My Makarov Collection
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Top two are East German Makarovs. Bottom two are Bulgarian Makarovs. The bottom right Bulgarian has the Fab Defense grip with thumb mag release on it.
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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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Me likey! Neighbor has a Mak that I like. Shoots very well! Of the ones you have do you find that one of them is the one you like the most?

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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Most likely the Bulgarian Makarov with the Fab Defense grip since I have shot it the most and have the most time shooting it than the rest of them. Grip feels very good in the hand with hardly any noticeable recoil. My East German Makarovs have much better/smoother trigger actions but I dont shoot them as much since I consider them to be more "collectable" to me than as shooters. The Bulgarian Makarov with the Fab Defense grip is a regular tag along CCW in my arsenal.

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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The only two Maks I have right now are an unissued Bulgarian that came with the logbook, and a minty East German. Needless to say I don't shoot them, they are collectors pieces. If I feel the 9x18 need I get out one of my various CZ82s or PA63s or P64s or P83 or.... well you get the idea. I likes me a 9x18 pistol.

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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The only two Maks I have right now are an unissued Bulgarian that came with the logbook, and a minty East German. Needless to say I don't shoot them, they are collectors pieces. If I feel the 9x18 need I get out one of my various CZ82s or PA63s or P64s or P83 or.... well you get the idea. I likes me a 9x18 pistol.


I hear you and feel the same way. One of my Bulgarian Makarovs is also unissued with log book and both mags matching that I got from Dan's Ammo a few years back. I will never fire it and will pass it down to my son. My East Germans I will not fire either. However, I have and will fire my Bulgarian with the Fab Defense grip and my Polish P83 Wanad.

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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Yeah I have had several used Bulgys that I shot but owning a gun store a lot of the guns end up going out the door when someone comes by looking for something... Profit is profit.....

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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Yeah I have had several used Bulgys that I shot but owning a gun store a lot of the guns end up going out the door when someone comes by looking for something... Profit is profit.....


If you own a gun store, pm me the info on it so I can check your store out if you have it listed on the net. You may at one time or another have something I may be looking for or wanting. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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I sold a Makarov to a fellow I work with.
He also bought the leather military or police holster for it too.
He's also let me shoot it a few times and I really like it!!

This it what it has stamped on one side:

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A couple of weeks ago, he brought it to work and said the safety was jammed and wasn't working.
He also removed the pin toward the back of the trigger guard where the trigger guard pivots:

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Why he did that - I don't know!! (-:
And he couldn't get the spring and detent compressed in there far enough to get the pin back in.
I used a couple of plywood blocks in my bench vise and got it back together for him.
That's a stiff spring they use in there!!

I was kinda impressed with how the Makarov comes apart by pulling the trigger guard down like that...
Pretty cool!!! :cool:

And the safety was stuck like this like this:

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I looked at it and I did get the safety "knob" to come out:

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I put it back together the way I thought it should go,
and it got stuck again in the same spot... )-:

I gave it back to him and told him to take it to a gunsmith and have it fixed.

You can see it either has a couple of good wear marks on the back of the knob on there or something has broken off...
I couldn't tell for sure.

Is that a common problem with the Makarov - The safety knob getting stuck??

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 Post subject: Re: My Makarov Collection
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No offense are anything but a P64 is not a true Makarov. It is only a Polish P64 that fires the 9x18 Makarov cartridge.
On all of my true Makarovs, East German and Bulgarian, I have never had an issue with the safety getting stuck. However on my Polish P83 which fires the 9x18 Makarov ammo and is not a true "makarov" either, it also has the stickey safety issue as well.

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I know some of you will find it hard to believe, but I've never owned a 9x18 :oops:
I shot one once, pretty sure it was a Russian and had the Tula star on it.
It was snappier than I thought it'd be, and I liked it. :whistle:
I would like to get a nice example of the 9x18, what do you guys recommend?

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The Bulgarian Makarovs are nice decent examples and can usually be had for around $300 and I think a few online vendors have some going for around I believe $250 or so. Depending on the vendor, you may get only the pistol and 1 mag, some may also include an extra mag, maybe a holster and maybe a cleaning rod. I find the East German Makarovs have better fit/finish, and better triggers but, they go for around $450 and up when you can locate one for sale. These are just my opinions and not rules set in stone. Each person's preferences differ.

Here is a few vendors that have them in stock that I know of:
http://www.jgsales.com/bulgarian-makaro ... 99046.html
https://www.classicfirearms.com/makarov ... -semi-auto
http://www.southernohiogun.com/military ... ssued.html

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husk the best one in the 9x18 family in my estimation is the Czech CZ82. I just picked a very nice one up off of a guy on another forum for 325 shipped. They are a double stack pistol and are well worth the money.

Jason that guy monkied with that pistol and took parts apart he should not have and mucked them up. Send him to a gunsmith, tell him its a used gun and he is on his own.
And no, its not a "real" Makarov, it just shoots the commie bloc 9x18 mak ammo like a lot of other variants do.

Look up a pic of a Bulgarian Makarov. if the pistol does not look exactly like that, its not a true example of a real makarov, there are a couple of exceptions, such as Russia made one with target sights on the back for civilian sales and there is a very rare Russian double stack Makarov but those are the only exceptions that I am aware of. any other countries true Makarov will look just like their fellow commies makarovs.

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Well - I did know that!!

The guy said he wanted a Makarov and I showed him this one.
It's description said this: POLISH P64 PISTOL 9X18MM MAKAROV and it came with 2 mags.
It was the only pistol they had in that caliber - and he said that's what he wanted.

I'll tell him it's not a real "Pistolet Makarova"

I'm pretty sure he won't care all that much. (-:

But, at least I learned something!! :great:

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Jason its kind of like saying that any pistol chambered in 9mm luger is a real Luger..... or any pistol in .45acp (automatic colt pistol) is a real Colt...... catch the concept?

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Yessir - I do.
I just assumed he knew what he was doing... He always calls it a Makarov every time he talks about it.
So I assumed a P64 must be called a Makarov for whatever reason...

And I assume we all know what can happen when you assume stuff!! (-:

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