Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by stolivar, Mar 19, 2021.
They normally have a more *formal* frame number above the grip but as I recall - they all have it.
My guess is that a some time in EG the slide was replaced and the marking on yours added.
I have an EG JP Sauer 38h that was also reworked sometime post war and is stamped with two different Star Burst stampings and also all parts matching except the breech block that carries a different number.
My brother has an East German Makarov and I would have to agree that from his and other ones I have seen, the East German ones were very well built and finished. Quite comparable in overall quality to a number of U.S. handgun manufacturers.
All shot without ever a failure for me.
My Bulgarian and East German Makarovs appear to have identical sights, front and rear. The German has electro matrix numbers on frame and slide. My Russian IJ-70 Makarov has an adjustable rear sight, I believe to meet import requirements. The front sight looks exactly like the other two.
The original Russian military issue Mak had fixed sights and today gets a premium price over the adjustable sight version.
Here's a Hickok 45 video of the military Russian Mac. Sights look to be identical to the Bulgarian and E. German.
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