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Makarov: Hungarian or Polish or neither

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by obiwan1, May 19, 2007.

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  1. obiwan1

    obiwan1 Member

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    A local store has been advertising Maks coming in soon. They're supposed to be Hungarian and Polish manufacture. Are those any good or should I wait for E. German?
     
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    Handled a Polish one this morning. Looked every bit as well made as the EG models. Bulgarian models seem well finished also.
     
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    I will say it before someone else does.

    The Hungarian and Polish guns are not Makarov's.

    They shoot the 9 x 18 round but the designs are not makarovs, don't look like them, dont act like them... The polish and Hungarian FEG's are good guns but they are not Makarovs.

    A colt 1911 to a Glock 21...both shoot 45 ACP are they the same guns?

    And to compare a Polish P64 to an East German Makarov is not possible they are two totally different classes of guns...

    East German is the top of the line for a service Makarov
     
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    Agree with legion....shooting the makarov ammo does not make the pistol a true Makarov.
     
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    They are makarovs only....

    in the sense that grandpa remington 700 is a "30-06". Get it? That being said the polish P-64 is one of the finest weapons to ever fire the round. Very small (ala PPK....almost a clone of the PPK:scrutiny:), pinned barrel so extremely accurate, all steel, they are UNISSUED instead of used like most of the others, the blueing is that deep sexy blue, like you'd see on an old S&W.
    Factory DA is a bit stiff, at 24lbs:eek:, the SA breaks clean at 2.5lbs (feels the same as my uncles tuned 1911 race gun:D). I replaced mine with the wolf 18# hammer spring, and let me tell ya it was the best $4.00 I ever spent, totally different animal now:cool:. My advice buy one before the supply runs dry.
     
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    Neither would be a genuine Makarov, just a gun chambered for the 9x18 Makarov cartridge.
     
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    I had a PA-63 once and I didn't care for it. It shot ok but it had such a bite that it was no fun to shoot.

    I have two Russian Makarovs and I love em! I bought one a few months ago for $200(the one on the left) and recently its been my summer carry weapon. The one on the right I bought a couple weeks ago for $165. Both are 9x18 and sooo accurate and fun to shoot! At 15 yards I can still make fist-size groups. I've probably put 500 rounds through my first one and so far it has yet to jam, even with crappy Silver Bear ammo.

    Personally I would get a genuine Mak, like a Russian, Bulgie or E.German. Personally I like the Russians because of the adjustable sights, but you may find you don't even need that feature, you decide. Right now I'm looking at another Russian thats for sale at a local store for $185, its a .380 and all I have are 9x18's. Yes they do seem to multiply, kinda like Gremlins they are:D

    Good luck with your search, get a genuine Mak you won't regret it:)

    Heres a family pic of my growing family....
     

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    Thanks for the help guys. The shop has been advertising Maks and until I see one first hand I can only take them at their word. They may have them at the gun show at the end of the month in Miami. That's just my speculation because I'd think that they'd want to sell a ton of them and probably could at the show.
     
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    Go Here

    It has been said already and I will mention it again. GO TO www.makarov.com
    All of your questions will be answered.
     
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