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article on Makarov's in japan

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hoppy590, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. Hoppy590

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    http://www.japantoday.com/jp/kuchikomi/113
    i really think thats interesting. that much for a black market pistol in russia!
     
  2. Tom Bri

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    Huh. Price must be a mistake, at least the Russian price. I can't imagine that when the US price is so much lower.

    You would think black market guns in Japan would be cheaper too, as easy as guns are to make with pretty basic machine tools.

    A few years back the Aum Shinrikio was making their own automatic weapons, knock-offs of AKs if I recall correctly.

    Maybe being a gangster doesn't lend itself to mechanical aptitude?
     
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    well,that explains where the magazines are,i guess.
     
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    Weird that the prices are so high.

    I hope this doesn't serve for a ban on the things here, though--since Maks are OBVIOUSLY the weapon of choice for crime here in the US....
     
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    I love that 150 cartridges is a "major haul." A few weeks ago I picked up about 100 Makarov shells at the range -- now I'm set to be a Japanese crime lord!

    Agreed with those saying the prices seem odd -- a Makarov in the U.S. (as of now) costs WAY less than they're saying is the on-the-street price in Russia. Seems strange to me. Maybe Max P. can shed some light :)

    timothy
     
  6. Seotaji

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    not really. it's a sellers market. chris rock said something once about if bullets were a $100, then crime would decrease, b/c you would really have to hate someone A LOT to spend that much to kill them.
     
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    Please note that a Yen is about 1 cent. So, 500,000 Yen is around $5000. Waaay too high for a russian job, but then again, you're dealing with black market in a banned country, and organized crime bankrolls.
     
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    Interesting that the original article was written in 2001.
     
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