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hoven88
12-25-2010, 16:44
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.

rhino673
12-25-2010, 16:48
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.

Deaf Smith
12-25-2010, 17:07
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

hoven88
12-25-2010, 17:12
thanks gentlemen, thats what i was figuring, but i just wanted to hear a few opinions.

diode
01-02-2011, 15:07
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.

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

SHOOTR13
01-02-2011, 15:42
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.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/Gunnutz13/avatars/MY%20GUNS/EGMAKAROV9X18small-1.jpg

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

hoven88
01-02-2011, 15:48
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.

SHOOTR13
01-02-2011, 15:55
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 !!

hoven88
01-03-2011, 15:21
As requested, here it is
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g67/hoven88/019.jpg
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

hoven88
01-03-2011, 16:23
@gunnutz, did you replace the mag release? It looks different then mine

bac1023
01-09-2011, 16:47
Congrats! :cool:

hoven88
01-09-2011, 17:33
Thank you sir!

Two Guns
01-31-2011, 08:35
Congrats on the fine gift.

applevalleyjoe
07-10-2011, 14:19
As requested, here it is
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g67/hoven88/019.jpg
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

Wow...Very nice! :faint::wow:

CCV
10-12-2011, 17:22
They're great guns.

righteoushoot
10-12-2011, 17:42
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:

Teakwood
11-01-2011, 08:01
That looks like a Pearce after-market grip.
Did you say you had the original EG grip?

hoven88
11-01-2011, 19:16
That looks like a Pearce after-market grip.
Did you say you had the original EG grip?

Yes to both your questions

Novocaine
11-10-2011, 21:11
To tell the truth it's the first time I hear about unfired E.German Mak. Congrats!