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Old June 18, 2019, 04:26 PM   #51
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Have one that I bought some years back. The fit and finish on this thing is excellent!
I do have a couple boxes of ammo for it and did take it out once for a shoot and it was a great shooting handgun.
It’s retired to the safe now for what it is, a C&R from another time!
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Old June 18, 2019, 05:54 PM   #52
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The East German Makarov is a interesting COLD WAR era collectable from the former DDR , mine came with the original weapons record and shows when it was used and the name of the soldier / police that used it.

before the wall came down these use to be super rare on the collector's market, the blueing is almost like glass

I wouldnt hesitate to use it for personal defense / EDC
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Old June 18, 2019, 07:03 PM   #53
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I have a Bulgarian I got from classic last year. It has some holster wear but shoots nice ,although its a little snappy on the hand.The sights are hard to see. I put on a green florescent paint and that improved my aim. You can't go wrong with a mak.Would love to get a EG model one day, however the Tok is on my radar for the future.
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Old June 19, 2019, 05:26 AM   #54
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I didn't realize this was an old thread ..the thing is, how many things East German do you know of, especially weapons?

East German stuff is all "collectible" They ain't making anymore !
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Old June 19, 2019, 06:34 AM   #55
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how many things East German do you know of, especially weapons?
Went down to the Pomana Great Western in 1982.

Guy had an East German SKS behind his table. Condition was in the high 90's from what I could see, as he was not letting folks play with it.
It was the only one I've ever seen.
I offered him 600 for it and upped it to 8 (1982 dollars), but he was just not interested in moving it.

Remember, this was years before the import of all the Commie stuff, so who knew?
And, as it all turned out, the EG versions never made it in.

Dang!, I did want that carbine.

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Old June 19, 2019, 03:23 PM   #56
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the Pomana Great Western in 1982. Guy had an East German SKS

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Went down to the Pomana Great Western in 1982.

Guy had an East German SKS behind his table. Condition was in the high 90's from what I could see, as he was not letting folks play with it.
It was the only one I've ever seen.
I offered him 600 for it and upped it to 8 (1982 dollars), but he was just not interested in moving it.

Remember, this was years before the import of all the Commie stuff, so who knew?
And, as it all turned out, the EG versions never made it in.

Dang!, I did want that carbine.

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it was most likely a Vietnam War bring back, I would like to have one

also the North Korean sks, North Vietnam sks are all highly collectable

Russian & Chinese seem to be the most common bring backs from Vietnam
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Old June 21, 2019, 02:15 PM   #57
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I'm kind of feeling that way about a gen 2 glock 23 at the moment. I don't know why.

I like the finger grooves on newer glocks. I like the grip texture on the glock gen 4, the adjustable back straps, the duel recoil spring is better for .40. I hate the cut out on the gen 2 glocks, and by many accounts the gen 2 .40 glocks were less durable than later. .40s. They also occasionally went kaboom thanks to their chamber not being fully supported. It also lacks a light rail, and I'm not even sure if the mags were drop free.

And yet. I just kind of want one.

I also once wanted a german p225 just because the grip was so ergonomic and the gun looked cool. It was totally impractical with its 8 round capacity for a gun that large. And yet I considered buying one for the longest time. Fortunately it was a phase I grew out of it without blowing any money on it.
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Old June 22, 2019, 10:21 PM   #58
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I'd have to say that my 1961 E. German Makarov is one of the best built and finished "Iron Curtain" weapon. The closest I could get to an E. German AK-47 is to put an E. German stock set on a WASR-10!







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Old June 23, 2019, 03:30 AM   #59
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Even under Communism, there was some German pride in the design of some products. Whether this is a conscious factor in the OP’s desire for an EG, that along with the notorious mystique of the Stasi and the fact that the DDR also no longer exists can exert an influence on a gun’s appeal.

Whoops-I didn’t see the prev. photo on my iPhone....he beat me to it.
Pause and reflect just on the Words: “East German AK-47”. Rather exotic?

Hogwiley: my 9x18 gun interest morphed into German-proofed 9mm Sigs and a CZ ‘PCR’. The P6’s limited capacity and weight do nothing to reduce its reliability/quality and the fact that they are no longer in production.

Luckily a prev. owner changed to a lighter hammer spring (just like the stock spring in my 1998 P225 and pair of 1994 P228s).

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