Bulgy Makarov value,keep it or sell it


March 3, 2007, 12:11 PM
I have a excellent condition blued "bmk" sitting in my safe that yet remains to be again shot since getting my new glock.Im considering a used 10/22 and a mn91 to go with my k98.I have nothing negative towards the mak but no longer shoot it since my glock serves the same purpose and has both a greater capacity and is more potent.Theres 2 empty "long-gun" spots in my safe as well.:D

What kind of value does the mak have?

it has;
2 mags
nylon hoster
barnaul hp ammo and some other import stuff.


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M2 Carbine
March 3, 2007, 01:18 PM
First, if you don't have to sell it, don't. They are steady going up in price and there's few guns that can compare with the Mak.
I can almost guarantee you that if you sell it you will kick yourself in the future.

I have 15-17 (I lost count) and I look for more bargains all the time.:)

I haven't seen a Bulgarian Mak below $200 in a while. The last gun show I didn't see one under $230.

I'm sure there are still some that could be had for under $200 but they are fast disappearing.

The Barnaul JHP ammo was about the best available and dried up some time back so ask a premium price on it. $9-$10 a box.

March 3, 2007, 03:11 PM
Reliable, etc., but they are about as expensive to shoot as a .40 Smith. EVen the surplus ammo is a bit high. But they are generally 100%. Be careful - you usually regret selling off a decent weapon.

March 3, 2007, 03:32 PM
I thought about selling mine a year or so ago.

I'm glad I didn't.

March 3, 2007, 05:02 PM
If it's storage space your looking for, I can store it for you. I promise that it will get fired regularly so it won't feel neglected. I won't even charge a locker fee!!!he-he.

March 3, 2007, 06:05 PM
I originally paid 150.00 for mine a few years ago. I could probably sell it for 225.00 or so now, but I decided it's one of my pistols that I just won't sell. It's too much fun to shoot, accurate as hell despite it's tiny sights, and not too bad as a carry weapon.

March 3, 2007, 09:44 PM
Dont sell it, collect it(let it sit and ignore it). In fact, what you should do is go buy a CZ52 to keep it company. And a Tokarev.

March 3, 2007, 09:48 PM
dont sell i have regreted every gun i ever sold.

March 3, 2007, 10:42 PM
They are fun little guns,darn shame they work so well or I wouldnt be in this spot.

I think I'll probably just let it set awhile and just buy the other guns outright somewhere when I can save up the cash.Thanks.

March 4, 2007, 03:36 AM
Is Bulgarian makarov better than Russian makarov? I have a imported Russian makarov in makarov caliber. solid and perfectly reliable, just a little underpowered.

March 4, 2007, 10:26 AM
Is Bulgarian makarov better than Russian makarov?

No, neither is better than the other functionally. The Russian is worth more.

North Bender
March 4, 2007, 11:13 AM
The russian is worth more only if it's the military version without the adjustable sights.

March 4, 2007, 12:04 PM
No matter which Russian model, I assume you are talking about IJ-70 for adj sights, they seem to be worth alot more. You can still get a Bulgy for $250, but all the Russians are over $400 that I have seen at this point. I would like to find a Russian one for a reasonable price.

March 4, 2007, 09:16 PM
Yeah, mine is IJ-70 in 9 x 18 caliber with adjustable rear sight, which I bought a year ago for $250 + shipping and FFL. Excellent shooter. 99% blue.

March 4, 2007, 10:35 PM
Bought mine for 150.00, wouldn't get rid of it.

If you are looking to sell it, please PM me.

March 4, 2007, 10:37 PM
I am sure you won't have a problem getting rid of it .. MAK's are GREAT guns .. keep it unless you HAVE to sell

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