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Going price for Bulgarian Makarov ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by y2k600f4, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. y2k600f4

    y2k600f4 Member

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    Unfortuneately due to ammo prices I am considering selling some of my pistols....probably start with the Mak and 1911. Anybody know what the going rate for a Bulgarian Mak (1987) exelent condition, 3 clips, box, cleaning tool, black target grips, red star grips goes for ? Thanks.
     
  2. nwilliams

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    I wouldn't go much below $250 or even $275. Considering these have become pretty sought after I would try selling it a higher price and negotiate down. If its as you say it is I would start it off a $350 and see if you get any takers.
     
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    nwilliams, Go over to the Gunboards forums, and check Slim Tim's Makarov Trader forum. $250 to $275 sounds about right. orchidhunter
     
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    Depends on what it comes with and its condition. Considering it comes with the original box, 3 mags and two sets of grips I would sell myself short. They aren't yet as valuable as E. German's but they are certainly being scooped up fast and have become increasingly harder to find. Of course $350 might be a little excessive but I always like pricing things high and let people haggle for a better deal.

    www.gunbroker.com is always a good place to find out people are buying and selling things for.
     
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    What state are you in ... ?
     
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    I recently saw one in good cond with 2 mags for $250
     
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    Supply and demand

    ..they're "drying up". I'd start at $350 and negotiate.
     
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    I saw a nice bulgy mak with only a single mag at a gun show last spring for $150...
     
  9. y2k600f4

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    Thanks for the info everyone !!

    I remember looking for these 3.5-4 years ago and I had a hard time finding a decent one that was available, did not realize they were still "drying" up. Since I still have 1000 rounds of ammo, maybe I should keep the Mak and sell my Taurus PT1911; since ammo is probably the most costly of all my handguns.
     
  10. Gord

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    You'd get more for it, and 1911s aren't exactly in short supply if you decide to pick one up again. 9x18 Mak isn't any more expensive than 9mm Para ($160/1k or so), and a heck of a lot cheaper than .380...
     
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    WHy not start handloading? .45 ACP has to be one of the more available calibers to reload, and it will make life easier in the long run.

    Edit: I wouldn't accept anything below 300 for your Bulgy. There aren't anymore Makarovs coming in right now, and while one might find them for 150-200 sometimes, those days are rare, if not altogether gone. 300 is a fair price for one, especially with East German and Russian Maks hitting close to 500.
    I wouldn't sell it, but that's me. I also wouldn't sell your 1911. Handloading is the way to go.
     
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    "Handloading is the way to go."

    Thanks for the advice tinygnat219

    I really love shooting the 1911 but ammo is a little costly and reloading may be the way to go. The Mak is a fun little gun; just trying to have guns that are practical for target, hunting, HD or CCW.

    Been really considering getting some reloading equipment; been keeping my eyes out locally for some used stuff for over a year....no luck. Also considered getting a new lee classic turret setup, but have not really researched reloading to the fullest extent. If I do go that route I would like to get 38/357, 45ACP and 9MM dies and at least 1 rifle die (not yet determined...maybe 30-30 or 30-06....still in the market for a rifle, since my only other rifle is in handgun rounds). Thanks.
     
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