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Old April 6, 2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Russian PSM Pistol

Are there any marks/codes on a Russian military PSM with alum grips which would define year of production and/or proof?
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Old April 6, 2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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If it follows standard Russian military marking practice, there should be a date code next to the serial number; for a while in the 50s and 60s, Makarovs had a two-letter date code that filled in as a date code, but the PSM entered production too late for that style of marking. This only goes for military-issued PSMs, though, and Izhevsk has started making civilian versions of the pistol (in both 5.45 and 6.35 Browning) as the IZh-75 that don't have any obvious date markings, but should have a date stamp next to the proofs, though you may need to strip the pistol down to see them.
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