Another Gun Purchase - Makarov

This is a discussion on Another Gun Purchase - Makarov within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recently purchased a 1961 East German-made Makarov in excellent condition. Yesterday, my Makarov stable was increased by one when I purchased this: It's a ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18

Thread: Another Gun Purchase - Makarov

  1. #1
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,870

    Another Gun Purchase - Makarov

    I recently purchased a 1961 East German-made Makarov in excellent condition. Yesterday, my Makarov stable was increased by one when I purchased this:



    It's a Century Arms, Inc.-imported Bulgarian Makarov in pretty decent shape. What was really decent was the price that the seller gave it to me at: $180 with two mags, a "leather" shoulder/hip pouch holster, and cleaning rod. I also purchased five more mags from the gentleman at $10 each.

    The trigger pull on this gun is very nice, thanks to a small amount of polishing on the part of the gun's previous owner.

    I (still) don't have 9x18mm ammunition to shoot through either gun; I look forward to shooting my two Maks.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array Team American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,826
    Very nice, srfl!...
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array razorblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, Va
    Posts
    558
    for $180 that's a sweet little piece. I'm thinking about picking up a Makarov myself at next week's gun show. Do they come in any other calibers other than 9 X 18?

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,870
    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    (Snip) Do they come in any other calibers other than 9 X 18?
    ...yes, .380 ACP.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  6. #5
    Senior Member Array razorblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, Va
    Posts
    558
    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    ...yes, .380 ACP.
    Sounds good to me, Thanks Srfl

  7. #6
    Assistant Administrator
    Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South West PA
    Posts
    25,482
    Nice buy there

    Prices have been climbing thru this year even on Bulgy's and I think the ''glut'' of availability we saw 2 or 3 years ago is over. I think we should all have a Mak tucked away even if simply for the interest factor.
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  8. #7
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,644

    Congrats...

    on an 'interesting' purchase.

    May you enjoy, your new toy!

    ret
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array Bud White's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Away - Health Problems
    Posts
    17,353
    Good looking piece

  10. #9
    Distinguished Member Array AKsrule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,387

    Talking

    Good Snag!

    I haven't seen a price like that in monthes....
    -------
    -SIG , it's What's for Dinner-

    know your rights!
    http://www.handgunlaw.us

    "If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
    {Bernhard Goetz}

  11. #10
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,870
    ....yessiree....I lucked out big time.

    srfl <------- has a big smile on his face right now.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  12. #11
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,870
    Now this is a cool looking Mak....and it's for sale at only $325!

    http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=614662
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  13. #12
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,276
    You "Done Good" srfl ~ Great having all of those extra mags also.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array artz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,351
    The east german mak is supposed to be the best mak manufacturer.
    How does it compare to the bulgarian made mak ?
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

    U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992

  15. #14
    VIP Member
    Array srfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,870
    Artz...the metal work and fitting looks better on Herr Mak. The blueing is worn, but it looks "nicer" than on the Bulgy. The decocking safety is easier to manipulate than on the Bulgy too. I haven't fired either gun yet though.
    USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,818
    good gun. get yourself a polish p64. yes i known it is not a true mak, but it is 9x18 and just like a ppk.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Makarov
    By patrol in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 1st, 2011, 09:14 PM
  2. Makarov hot 380
    By patrol in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 17th, 2010, 02:38 PM
  3. Makarov
    By ErikGr7 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 9th, 2009, 10:06 PM
  4. New Makarov
    By AnimalKracker in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2007, 03:00 PM
  5. Other uses for a Makarov
    By gregarat in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: April 3rd, 2006, 12:23 AM

Search tags for this page

bulgarian makarov
,
bulgarian makarov price
,
bulgarian makarov review
,
century arms bulgarian makarov
,
century arms bulgarian makarov review
,
century arms makarov
,
century arms makarov review
,
century makarov
,

makarov

,
makarov century arms
,
makarov holster
,
makarov parts
Click on a term to search for related topics.