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Old 12-25-2010, 16:44   #1
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New East German Makarov

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.
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Old 12-25-2010, 16:48   #2
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shoot it and enjoy it.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.
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Old 12-25-2010, 17:07   #3
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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.

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Old 12-25-2010, 17:12   #4
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thanks gentlemen, thats what i was figuring, but i just wanted to hear a few opinions.
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Old 01-02-2011, 15:07   #5
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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.
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...

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Old 01-02-2011, 15:42   #6
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Wow...

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.

Makarov Club

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

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Old 01-02-2011, 15:48   #7
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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.
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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 !!
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Old 01-03-2011, 15:21   #9
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As requested, here it is
Makarov Club
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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Old 01-03-2011, 16:23   #10
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@gunnutz, did you replace the mag release? It looks different then mine
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Old 01-09-2011, 16:47   #11
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Congrats!
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Old 01-09-2011, 17:33   #12
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Thank you sir!
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:35   #13
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Congrats on the fine gift.
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Old 07-10-2011, 14:19   #14
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As requested, here it is
Makarov Club
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!
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Old 10-12-2011, 17:22   #15
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They're great guns.
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Old 10-12-2011, 17:42   #16
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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.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:01   #17
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That looks like a Pearce after-market grip.
Did you say you had the original EG grip?
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Old 11-01-2011, 19:16   #18
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That looks like a Pearce after-market grip.
Did you say you had the original EG grip?
Yes to both your questions
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Old 11-10-2011, 21:11   #19
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To tell the truth it's the first time I hear about unfired E.German Mak. Congrats!
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