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ATTN Fellow Mak Fans

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Cactus Jack Arizona, May 4, 2010.

  1. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Well-Known Member

    I am on a quest to own at least one true 9X18 Mak pistol that has been made in Russia, Bulgaria, and East Germany. My Russian Maks are covered, and I just put a good looking Bulgarian in lay-a-way. (My wife doesn't give me as much mulla to play with these days). My last to collect is the E.German Mak.

    However, I've heard talk about there being a true Makarov made by Norinco. Since I've never seen one anywhere, this leads me to ask; Is there any truth to this rumor of a Norinco-made Mak? :confused:
  2. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the 59. They were imported in '88-'89 - the first Mak I actually could afford (prior to that they'd all been rare bringbacks). They had relatively poor trigger pulls, but they are presently sought-after and pricey as they're relatively rare.

    Go to Gunboards.com's mak forum where you can learn a lot about them:
  3. gbelleh

    gbelleh Well-Known Member

    I bought a Chinese Mak to have one from all 4 countries. I still have a Russian military, Bulgarian and E. German. The Chinese Mak was very rough and had a terrible trigger. It was well below the others in fit and finish, but it did shoot like any other Mak. I can't say I really miss it much. They are out there if you look around. Try the slim tim mak trader forum...

  4. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Well-Known Member

    Like I should have done in the first place, I just went to Makarov.com and saw that there is the 59 model. But thanks for the info.
  5. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    Yes, chinese Maks exist but I think they are kind of rare and supposed to be the least well made of the 4 different countries.

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