1963 East German Makarov

Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior MemberPosts: 714 Senior Member
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Found this for $225(!)

1963 East German Makrov

Came with some Russian "star" grips. I ordered these ones as soon as I got it...I have seen these for as much as $550 being from East Germany...I couldn't help it.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Nice little MAK attack you got there :guns:
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    What a great score! Do not mess with its trigger, buy a bunch of mags and go to the range. Ammo is available at a number of Internet supply houses.

    That is one of my favorite guns and you definately suck.

    D
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,658 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    What a great score! Do not mess with its trigger, buy a bunch of mags and go to the range. Ammo is available at a number of Internet supply houses.

    That is one of my favorite guns and you definately suck.

    D

    Why not mess with the trigger?

    The trigger is the only reason I didn't buy a Polish Makarov a few years ago when they were really cheap. It is a cool little pistol, but the trigger was absolutely atrocious, and I'm not even a trigger snob. I've got factory triggers on every gun I own, but the one on the Polish Makarov was a deal-killer for me.
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,744 Senior Member
    Very nice! Looks like you got a great deal! Quite a bit different than your other recent pistol addition...
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 7,045 Senior Member
    Are you now, or have you ever been, a communist pistol shooter?:guns:

    Nice Waltherskaya!
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,330 Senior Member
    Excellent choice; I carried a .380 commercial Russian-made one as my CCW for years and have only praises for it. Only issue was the tiny sights, but with practice you can get used to them.

    There's a plastic magazine reloading tool sold at www.makarov.com that would ease a lot extended range use; other than that a maybe a original military holster just for the nostalgic looks could be the only other "extras" you might need.
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    I'm not much on handguns, but I do like the looks of this. Very similar in appearance to my little SigSauer P-232.
  • jigbonejigbone Member Posts: 182 Member
    I'm on a quest to own one version of every Mak (Russian, Polish, East German, Bulgarian, etc). Obviously East German is at the top of the list when it comes to quality. The Russian "star" grips are horrible. The Pearce grips you put on are much nicer and IMO cut the felt recoil in half. That's one heck of a score there, I'm green with envy. And you definitely do suck!
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,429 Senior Member
    The Wolff spring kit for the P-64 solved the stiff trigger problem on mine quite nicely, and didn't affect reliability at all. Even with the geewhiz heavy-bullet loads, it's easy to shoot and very accurate. The tiny sights suck, but it's not intended to be a target rig. At "OMG- - - -get off me!" range it will definitely take care of business!
    Jerry
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  • jigbonejigbone Member Posts: 182 Member
    Very true. IMO that's the one main drawback of the Mak - the tiny "size of a flea's tuchas" front sights. But like you said, at "invading my personal space" range, you won't be using the sights much anyway. I think the Mak makes a great carry gun - it can be safely carried with a round in the chamber, using the decocker lever to effectively put the gun from a "safe" state to a "fire" state is a natural movement with a flick of the thumb when you draw, and it could be argued that the 9x18 cartridge has less of a chance of going through your target and into something unintended, assuming defense/HP loads. There are those that will argue that the 9x18 cartridge is not powerful enough for SD use, and maybe that's a valid argument, but if I'm able to pump 16rds into you and you're still coming at me, there are probably few handguns that will stop you.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,731 Senior Member
    Nice! I have an unhealthy facination with commie guns, and the Mak is one of my favorites. AAMOF, I have carried my Russian Commercial as a CCW several times.

    Good score.
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,246 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    The Wolff spring kit for the P-64 solved the stiff trigger problem on mine quite nicely, and didn't affect reliability at all. Even with the geewhiz heavy-bullet loads, it's easy to shoot and very accurate. The tiny sights suck, but it's not intended to be a target rig. At "OMG- - - -get off me!" range it will definitely take care of business!
    Jerry

    What Jerry said, the trigger spring from Wolff did wonders for mine. I carry it when the mood strikes.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    :yousuck:
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