Going price for Bulgarian Makarov ?


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y2k600f4
December 2, 2008, 02:35 PM
Unfortuneately due to ammo prices I am considering selling some of my pistols....probably start with the Mak and 1911. Anybody know what the going rate for a Bulgarian Mak (1987) exelent condition, 3 clips, box, cleaning tool, black target grips, red star grips goes for ? Thanks.

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nwilliams
December 2, 2008, 02:41 PM
I wouldn't go much below $250 or even $275. Considering these have become pretty sought after I would try selling it a higher price and negotiate down. If its as you say it is I would start it off a $350 and see if you get any takers.

orchidhunter
December 2, 2008, 02:55 PM
nwilliams, Go over to the Gunboards forums, and check Slim Tim's Makarov Trader forum. $250 to $275 sounds about right. orchidhunter

nwilliams
December 2, 2008, 03:20 PM
Depends on what it comes with and its condition. Considering it comes with the original box, 3 mags and two sets of grips I would sell myself short. They aren't yet as valuable as E. German's but they are certainly being scooped up fast and have become increasingly harder to find. Of course $350 might be a little excessive but I always like pricing things high and let people haggle for a better deal.

www.gunbroker.com is always a good place to find out people are buying and selling things for.

Chester32141
December 2, 2008, 03:55 PM
What state are you in ... ?

KBintheSLC
December 2, 2008, 04:13 PM
I recently saw one in good cond with 2 mags for $250

sophijo
December 2, 2008, 04:22 PM
..they're "drying up". I'd start at $350 and negotiate.

wnycollector
December 2, 2008, 04:33 PM
I saw a nice bulgy mak with only a single mag at a gun show last spring for $150...

y2k600f4
December 2, 2008, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the info everyone !!

I remember looking for these 3.5-4 years ago and I had a hard time finding a decent one that was available, did not realize they were still "drying" up. Since I still have 1000 rounds of ammo, maybe I should keep the Mak and sell my Taurus PT1911; since ammo is probably the most costly of all my handguns.

Gord
December 2, 2008, 05:23 PM
maybe I should keep the Mak and sell my Taurus PT1911

You'd get more for it, and 1911s aren't exactly in short supply if you decide to pick one up again. 9x18 Mak isn't any more expensive than 9mm Para ($160/1k or so), and a heck of a lot cheaper than .380...

tinygnat219
December 3, 2008, 11:34 AM
WHy not start handloading? .45 ACP has to be one of the more available calibers to reload, and it will make life easier in the long run.

Edit: I wouldn't accept anything below 300 for your Bulgy. There aren't anymore Makarovs coming in right now, and while one might find them for 150-200 sometimes, those days are rare, if not altogether gone. 300 is a fair price for one, especially with East German and Russian Maks hitting close to 500.
I wouldn't sell it, but that's me. I also wouldn't sell your 1911. Handloading is the way to go.

y2k600f4
December 11, 2008, 11:11 AM
"Handloading is the way to go."

Thanks for the advice tinygnat219

I really love shooting the 1911 but ammo is a little costly and reloading may be the way to go. The Mak is a fun little gun; just trying to have guns that are practical for target, hunting, HD or CCW.

Been really considering getting some reloading equipment; been keeping my eyes out locally for some used stuff for over a year....no luck. Also considered getting a new lee classic turret setup, but have not really researched reloading to the fullest extent. If I do go that route I would like to get 38/357, 45ACP and 9MM dies and at least 1 rifle die (not yet determined...maybe 30-30 or 30-06....still in the market for a rifle, since my only other rifle is in handgun rounds). Thanks.

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