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Makarov hammer movement with safety on. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ttownthomas, May 12, 2011.

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  1. ttownthomas

    ttownthomas Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have owned my East German Makarov for a few years. It has been very reliable. No problems. I recently bought my second gun. Its a colt repro WWI 1911. In researching and buying the 1911 I learned that one of the tests is to check that there is no hammer movement at all when you pull the trigger with the safety engaged. I bought the MAK on a whim and it was my first gun so I did no research first.

    The reason for this post is that I ran the same test on the MAK with the following result:

    With the Safety ON If I pull the trigger hard the hammer does move a little. Of course on the MAK the hammer is de-cocked once the safety is engaged. The movement is very small and there have not been any issues with the gun. I have detail stripped it many times and don't see anything that looks like it is worn out.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Chris Thomas
  2. Mizar

    Mizar Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    This is completely normal for Makarov - the safety disengages only the single action sear. You can not compare two different firearm systems - they operate in very different way.

  3. woad_yurt

    woad_yurt Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    36° 31' 47.1742" X -87° 21' 34.0301"
    Yeah, what he said. It's normal.
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