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Chrome Bulgarian Macs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Todd, May 30, 2003.

  1. Todd

    Todd Active Member

    I have heard that SOG has these. Made for officers. Does anyone know anything about these? Are these nice?

  2. CZ-75

    CZ-75 member


    Look for the link to their forum on Gunboards.com and ask there.
  3. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    According to what I have read, the Chromed plated Makarovs were given as gifts by the Soviets. Fidel Castro has one. ;)
  4. makdaddy03

    makdaddy03 member

    I want one, I want one.........
  5. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    I'm more specific. I want Fidel's!!!! :evil:
  6. swingcatt

    swingcatt Well-Known Member

    Guy up in Northern VA was chrome plating some Russian Maks for a while a few years ago. I got to see one of them and they looked nice, but no collector value to them.

  7. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    I think the positive side of chroming one of these would be to fix external pitting or severe finish wear. These things are cheap to begin with (only ones I've seen with any premium have been East German manufacture), so when one is less than pristine, I doubt the collector value will be anything. For what it's worth, I'd like to have one of each make to compliment my 1963 vintage East German gun.
  8. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    I'll be even more specific ... I want to empty my plane jane Bulgarian and then pick Fidel's up off the ground , wipe it off, jump back in the boat and get to Key West as fast as I can :D
  9. firestar

    firestar member

  10. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    Looks like that one has been smoking just a bit too much wacky weed. :what:
  11. megatronrules

    megatronrules Well-Known Member

    SOG? do they have a website and how much are these chrome makarovs?
  12. CZ-75

    CZ-75 member

    Yes, they have a website (Google is your friend).

    No, they ARE NOT listed, just the standard blued versions.
  13. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    Chrome Makarovs Collector Value

    Why the heck do you think I want Fidel Castro's????? ;)
  14. Akurat

    Akurat Well-Known Member

  15. alamo

    alamo Well-Known Member

    Here's the scoop on the chrome Makarovs from a fella that works at Makarov.com:


    Just got word from one of my Bulgarian contacts, asked him about these the other day. His response:
    <snip> Hallo George my friend

    Good to here from you again after so long time. I have known these model you speak of, not as the Officer Model you refer. Sometimes ago, a run of the PM were made for issue to the
    we say Black Sea Navy persons who have many problem with saltywater rusting. It must be what your people are selling there as extras. So USA no longer just buy Army Surplus junk, now we sell you Navy Surplus junk also. Ha Ha, joking you of course my friend. I not knowing the number done this finish but it must be less 3000. If true BSN (Black Sea Navy, GF) maybe they worth more to USA collector, but here they just not worth many extra Lev (Lev is the Bulgarian unit of currency, GF) but maybes to flashy hoodlems. If my mind sees right all parts of the PM are finished this way but if repaired parts are used they could be dark like army or police parts. The handle is same as army but many many navy person have made cord to lock PM to body so as it not go swimimg in Black Sea and get in jails for losing property of the govenmint. It made of white cording and a closed ring passing in staple on grip. I am in hope this provding more information of use to you. Maybe I cna find a DP of this and EM to you for you records (DP is Digital Picture and EM is E-Mail, GF) <snip>


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  16. alamo

    alamo Well-Known Member

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