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I was never one to pass up a bargain , especially bargain firearms.
Here are two , courtesy of the now Defunct Iron Curtain. :wink:



polish P-64 dated 1972 , and Bulgarian Arsenal Makarov 1988 ,
both chambered in 9x18 Makarov cal.

Each of these cost under $150 , pretty good for an all steel ,
centerfire pistol designed for Military and Police use. :smile:



Both are DA/SA action - single stack Mag.
And as you can see , the P-64 is smaller, and lighter (22oz.)
(recoil is much stouter too!)



Years ago , these pistols were somewhat scarce, as was the
supply of ammo.
Over the last couple of years however
many were imported , and low cost ammo is also imported from several countries.



Typical loads are a 95 gr or 115 gr - loaded to about 1000fps.



I also have another "prettier" Bulgy which I hope to customize
somewhat. :bigsmile:

I have fired enough rounds from both of these to be impressed by
their "Goes Bang every Time" capability , and would have no
problem if I needed to use either for carry purposes. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice :smilez: - many good buys to be had with Eastern Block pistolas.

Here is my Mak with it's supplied spare grips on - and this one tho a Bulgy import has the Russian marking (see inset).


 

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I love Makarov's. Great size and really good shooters IMO. Nice pictures. I have the Bulgy,German and Russian in the safe at home. Very cool. I'm finding it hard to find 9x18 ammo however.:frown:
 

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I'll send this link to my stepdad, he collects the Maks.....
Thanks...
 

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I too used to own a Russian made Makarov. I wish I hadn't got rid of it, the only reason I did, was because at the time, I could only get surplus, "dirty" ammo. This ammo seemed to foul the gun up pretty well, now the ammo is much more available, I might have to get another one.
 
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