Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Makarov Question ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chester32141, Feb 11, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Chester32141

    Chester32141 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Edgewater, Florida
    I cleaned a newly aquired Bulgarian Mak today and I had a real problem getting the slide back on :eek:... never had this problem w/ any of my EG Maks ... Am I missing something ? :what: Are there any tricks for putting the slide back on a Mak ? :cool: This Mak may have a much lower round count than any I've cleaned in the past.

    Thanks ... :)

    Chester

    [​IMG]
     
  2. North Bender

    North Bender Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Messages:
    220
    Location:
    Washington State
    First make sure the recoil spring is on the right way - the tight end goes on the barrel first.
     
  3. Flash!

    Flash! Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    600
    Location:
    Tomball, Texas
    another makarov question..... what is an unfired Russian Makarov selling for these days? I bought 2 several years ago.... one is still unfired new in box and the other is my daily carry gun.....
     
  4. TripleL

    TripleL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    The Rockies
    Military or commercial?
     
  5. Chester32141

    Chester32141 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Edgewater, Florida
    Just checked and the recoil spring was on correctly ... slide was easier to install the second time, perhaps because my hands weren't as slippery ...

    Chester

    [​IMG]
     
  6. sharkhunter2018

    sharkhunter2018 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    601
    Location:
    m-burg, va
    Is the trigger guard down? The slide won't go back in place unless the trigger guard is pulled down. Should also be down to get the slide off as well.

    I don't know know about other Maks, but Bulgarians have a sweet spot that you have to wiggle the slide around to find. Once you do it a few times, it's easy.
     
  7. Flash!

    Flash! Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    600
    Location:
    Tomball, Texas
    TripleL... they are commercial.... Big Bear is on the box.
     
  8. rde

    rde Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2003
    Messages:
    431
    Location:
    Alabama
    It is simply establishing dominance. Be patient..a relationship takes a little work and time to take hold.
     
  9. TripleL

    TripleL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    The Rockies
    Flash - I see commercial non-hi cap Russians go for $200-250 on ended auctions. Any more and they move slower.
     
  10. woad_yurt

    woad_yurt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,265
    Location:
    36° 31' 47.1742" X -87° 21' 34.0301"
    Was the hammer up when you tried?
     
  11. makarovnik

    makarovnik Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,677
    Make sure the recoil spring isn't installed backwards and also make sure the trigger guard is pulled all the way down or there is no way in hell the slide will go back on.

    I don't think it matters if the safety is on or off but I always disassemble/assemble with the safety in the "fire" position.
     
  12. Litlman

    Litlman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    779
    Location:
    N.E Pa
    I have 2 Bulgarians , both are Arsenal, one is a circle 10 & one has the large Arsenal roll mark on the slide. The circle 10 slide goes back on like glass & the other needs to be monkeyed with. Both are very accurate but the circle 10 has a nicer finish & way better double action trigger for the first shot. I have a bunch of semi autos and the circle 10 is my current favorite. Enjoy!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page