Makarov hammer movement with safety on. Is this normal?


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ttownthomas
May 12, 2011, 12:20 PM
I have owned my East German Makarov for a few years. It has been very reliable. No problems. I recently bought my second gun. Its a colt repro WWI 1911. In researching and buying the 1911 I learned that one of the tests is to check that there is no hammer movement at all when you pull the trigger with the safety engaged. I bought the MAK on a whim and it was my first gun so I did no research first.

The reason for this post is that I ran the same test on the MAK with the following result:

With the Safety ON If I pull the trigger hard the hammer does move a little. Of course on the MAK the hammer is de-cocked once the safety is engaged. The movement is very small and there have not been any issues with the gun. I have detail stripped it many times and don't see anything that looks like it is worn out.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Chris Thomas
NC

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Mizar
May 12, 2011, 02:05 PM
This is completely normal for Makarov - the safety disengages only the single action sear. You can not compare two different firearm systems - they operate in very different way.

Boris

woad_yurt
May 14, 2011, 08:46 AM
Yeah, what he said. It's normal.

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