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How much is a Russian military makarov worth?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wojownik, Oct 8, 2009.

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  1. wojownik

    wojownik Member

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    Looking at maybe picking one on in VG+ condition, Bulgarian "sneak", prior owner added a bit of paint to the sights (I think I can clean off without causing more damage). Is $500 too high? (Just typing that out it seems like it is). Then again, Bulgy Maks are up above $350 these days...
     
  2. Shadow 7D

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    HUH, you can pick up bulgy mak for 250ish from SOG
     
  3. pancakeofdoom

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    i saw one in a local shop that wasn't too far from $500.

    edit: btw, unless i'm mistaken they're going for around $400 on gunbroker, so 500 seems pretty steep
     
  4. makarovnik

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    That's ridiculous.
     
  5. wojownik

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    Thanks for the sanity check. Double checked, and it turns out this actually not a Bulgy sneak, if that matters. Still can't bring myself to drop $500 on a Mak, though, regardless of the big gaping hole in my collection :)

    Gunbroker seems to be even higher - a 1976 Russian military mak for the low price of $1,860...

    p.s. thanks for the pointer to SOG, Shadow 7G. I'm looking for a Russian mak, but would jump on a Bulgy mak from SOG if they did not have the billboard sized import mark on the slide (has that changed?). SOG's pricing is up at $289. With FFL and shipping, that gets me to around $350 again. Gosh, I wish I had bought these years ago...
     
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  6. TripleL

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    I bought a Soviet military, an unfired Bulgarian "sneak", still packed in cosmo with two matching mags from a friend over a year ago for $325. I doubt if he would sell another one like it for the same price today.

    Empire Arms regularly has non-import marked Soviet Maks for $600-$650 and they sell fast.
     
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    Not to go too far off tangent, but with all due respect, Gunbroker is NOT a good sanity check for prices. Telemarketers and spammers do what they do because there always seem to be a stream of people willing to play into their game. Kinda the same with Gunbroker. I have no idea why someone would spend sometimes 30% more than they should, when they can save money and get proven good service in only a few clicks.

    SOG on the other hand IS a good resource (as is Buds, e.g.,). And I believe the Bulgies they are selling are even Unissued condition. Good luck!
     
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    Damn, well, they started at $215, if I remember correctly, but I wouldn't really buy for a museum collections so the import don't really bother me, just a good shooter.
     
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    I sold a Russian Mil issue, worn, no import marks (probably snuck back from Afghanistan by a G.I.) for $500 last year. Bulgarian "sneaks" usually sell for $400-$500 in VG-Ex condition here in Ohio.
     
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