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New East German Makarov

Discussion in 'Makarov Club' started by hoven88, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. hoven88

    hoven88 Wannabe

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    Hey folks, was just gifted a never fired E. German Makarov today. I've heard an unfired East German Makarov can be hard to come by, and i'm looking for advice on whether or not i should shoot this pistol, or let it sit. Is it worth more as a collectors item? thanks.
     
  2. rhino673

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    shoot it and enjoy it.:supergrin:They're (IMO) one of the best quality Maks out there. Yeah they're a little hard to get a hold of but not a collectors item.
     

  3. Define 'collectors item' hoven.

    Now you can get a S&W mint Triple Lock for oh, thousands of dollars, or a Colt SSA, made in 1879 for thousands of dollars.

    But a Mak? Any Mak? Now I own a EG and Bulgie Mak. Great guns. Since I have the Bulgie I don't shoot the EG much. But, a top of the line EG MaK won't cost $500. So now is it THAT percious when compared to those Colts and S&Ws? Or a Glock for the same 500 buck price?

    If you do want to pick up that EG, then just get a Bulgie Mak and shoot it. That way the EG will, well in maybe 100 years, be a real collectors item.

    Otherwise, go play with the EG and have fun.

    Deaf
     
  4. hoven88

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    thanks gentlemen, thats what i was figuring, but i just wanted to hear a few opinions.
     
  5. diode

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    Holy cow, explain "gifted"! Man, that is a top of the line Makarov, a holy grail of Maks I have been looking for after several years. Nice luck...

    jb
     
  6. SHOOTR13

    SHOOTR13 G30SF Owner

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    Nice gift !! What year was it made ? I own a EG Makarov manufactured in 1961. They are sweet little shooters. I feed mine Sellier & Bellot 95grain FMJs.

    [​IMG]

    Here's a good source of info...http://www.makarov.com/makfaq.html
     
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  7. hoven88

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    It's a '62. It was given to me by a good friend. Needless to say i was blown away. The blueing in it is pristine. I haven't had a chance to go shoot it yet, but i'm trying to get to the range soon.
     
  8. SHOOTR13

    SHOOTR13 G30SF Owner

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    Nice...post a pic when you get a chance.

    Mine came with a flap holster and two magazines. Picked up a few more at a gun show. Good luck with 'er !!
     
  9. hoven88

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    As requested, here it is
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    Came with a flap holster, 2 magazines, and the original grip! Sure is pretty!

    ETA: Before i said it was a '62, actually is a '63
     
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  10. hoven88

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    @gunnutz, did you replace the mag release? It looks different then mine
     
  11. bac1023

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  12. hoven88

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    Thank you sir!
     
  13. Two Guns

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    Congrats on the fine gift.
     
  14. Wow...Very nice! :faint::wow:
     
  15. CCV

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    They're great guns.
     
  16. righteoushoot

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    Nice score!

    I had the same problem, then lucked into more of them EG types. Now I can have a shooter, a Carry, and a saver. :super grin:

    Or, slumming with the Bulgars should I feel low country. :rofl:
     
  17. Teakwood

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    That looks like a Pearce after-market grip.
    Did you say you had the original EG grip?
     
  18. hoven88

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    Yes to both your questions
     
  19. Novocaine

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    To tell the truth it's the first time I hear about unfired E.German Mak. Congrats!