Stumbled upon an EG 1962 Makarov today

Discussion in 'Makarov Club' started by flyandscuba, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. flyandscuba

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    While making my periodic run through the area pawn shops this afternoon -- I ran across a 1962 East German Makarov in like new condition. It looks to be in unissed condition. No holster or cleaning rod, but it did have an extra magazine. I thought $159 was a good price -- so I snapped it up!

    I'll probably replace the brown Bakelite grip with a Pearce rubber grip. The only ammo I found today was the Hornady Critical Defense. I think I may order some Buffalo Bore hard cast lead loads to use in it for better penetration.

    It might mak a nice bedside table pistol for my bride...
     
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    Very nice buy, enjoy. Picture?
     

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    Crap, all I can find are "Bulgies" for 300 bucks. Haven't seen an East German one in at least 10 years
     
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    HellYes ! ... :thumbsup:

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    Man, you stole that! Grand theft "semi-auto" if you ask me. You should be reported to the authorities.

    Just kidding, enjoy that gun and the fact you got such a good deal.
     
  7. righteoushoot

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    That's Robbery Pricing! But, if it had the Bulgarian grips on it, maybe the doofus at the store did not know what he had???

    I believe the Black grips where OEM on the EG's.

    Regardless, a stellar deal these days. Congrats! :wavey:
     
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    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    I've been thinking about letting my East German go, but it will be for considerably more than that. Mine has original grips and lanyard.

    Good find!
     
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    If you sell it you might end up with serious seller's remorse!

    Oh, one question! How much? :whistling:
     
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    That's about a third of what a very nice east German Mak is selling for. Good find.


    I have 17 Makarovs now.
    In the early years I sold 5 or 6 Maks. I'm still sorry I sold those guns. :)
     
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    I really wish this Makarov club had taken off. I rarely visit here as there is really no activity (no offense guys :)
     
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    Almost sounds like theft. I'm seeing mediocre Bulgarians going for $350. Great find.

     
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    Like most forums there is a wave of activity followed by an ebb in activity.

    Sorry, didn't mean to get all nautical on you.
     
  17. Ron3

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    Mine always worked well, but I bought and sold it for $150. Carried it for awhile when I could afford nothing better. Very reliable over 1000 rnds.

    But I'll never have another...not paying $350 for one..that's the price of a used Glock! Maks are now collector guns.

    btw I once had a German Makarov. Bought it before the dealer realized what it was East German. (He thought it was Bulgarian) I paid $190 for it then a co-worker informed him. Too late! Mine!

    I sold it a few months later for $280. This was probably back in 2006 or so..
     
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    Yeah, Maks have gone up a bit lately.