How much is an East German Makarov worth?

How much is an East German Makarov worth?

For all of these reasons, the price of these pistols continues to rise, with typical specimens selling between $350 and $500. The East German Makarov is an intriguing pistol that is emblematic of the bygone Cold War era.

How old is my Makarov?

To find the Year of Manufacture of your Bulgarian “Circle 10” Military Makarov, look at the serial number (S/N), normally found on the left side of the frame, above the grip. The first two letters are the Production series, the next two digits are the Year code, see list below.

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Is Makarov a good gun?

A Makarov is a known quantity. It’s also not a bad gun for most uses. Makarov pistols are fairly compact and easy to carry, especially for people who need one “just in case”, which is pretty much everyone, except special operators who clear buildings of terrorists. They are reliable.

Is a Makarov a good CCW?

The double-action trigger is no picnic, but Makarov pistols are known for being rugged, reliable, accurate enough for government work and easy to pack in the bargain. It does make a good CCW gun. It’s actually one of the most popular Soviet surplus guns for concealed carry for these reasons, so it’s not a bad pick.

Can you shoot 9×19 in a 9×18?

The 9×19 WILL chamber in the 9×18 Makarov and will fire. NOT NORMALLY A SAFE THING TO DO. The accidental chambering of a 9×19 in the 9×18 is unlikely because the longer 9×19 will NOT fit in the 9×18 magazines. So in order to chamber a 9×19 in a 9×18 chamber it would have to be purposely fed into the chamber by hand.

Where was the Makarov pistol made during the Cold War?

The East German Makarov, also known as the Pistol M, or PM, is a fascinating relic of the Cold War era. While the Makarov pistol was originally designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union, it was also produced by other communist countries including China, Bulgaria and, most relevant here, East Germany.

What was the magazine capacity of the East German Makarov?

The East German Makarov is a double-action/single-action semi-automatic pistol of blowback design that has a magazine capacity of eight rounds. All have a rich blue/black finish on the frame, slide and many of the small parts. The “K100” mark is found on all East German Makarovs and is an inspection acceptance mark.

Are there any Makarovs that are imported into the US?

The Bulgarian Arsenal Makarovs are the only ones that are currently being imported into the country. Miltex had an exclusivity agreement with Arsenal before they decided to get out of the small arms business. Many other Bulgarian Makarovs are out on the market including some military surplus.

Who is the manufacturer of the Bulgarian Makarov?

double-stack magazines. Bulgarian Makarovs are often made by Arsenal and this should be engraved on the slide and frame. East German Makarovs were made by Ernst Thaelman and some (although not all) have the Thaelman markon the front of the grip metal. The importers made these engravings, so if yours