Bulgarian Makarov PM Pistol 9x18
Bulgarian Makarovs for sale! Package includes one magazine, holster, lanyard and a coating of grease. These are surplus military pistols chambered in 9x18 Makarov. Expect minor to moderate bluing wear, storage marks and scratches as these have been packed in crates. The PW Arms import mark is crisp and smaller than we typically see. Not C&R qualified. Note: These come with black grips and the red star grips. We are out of stock on the red grip screws.
Nov 7, 2015
Nov 14, 2015
Jan 22, 2016
These are the Bulgarian Makarovs that are for sale from a few retailers right now (although many are selling out). Topline is the one of the few sellers that includes both issued mags and matches their serial numbers to the pistol. For your money you get (or at least I did and I have no reason to assume the rest would be any different) an unissued pistol with a basic cleaning done (outside rub down with mineral spirits), 2 numbers matched mags, original red grips, black range grips if you want them, holster (mine was black), leather lanyard, cleaning rod, and the original Slovenian logbook with issue and decommissioning stamps (mine was issued 1988 and decomm’d in 2004). The PW Arms stamp is on the slide, but is very small and clean. All this for less than some retailers are selling them with a single unmatched mag.
I intended to order and then realized Topline is in my city, so I was able to visit their storefront. It’s a very clean / well-kept place with a courteous staff and good prices. They even showed me photos of the crates that these pistols shipped over in, which was cool. They brought two pistols out to the counter that were both so nice that it literally came down to a slight mold mark in one of the grips and the fact that one had a serial ending in “007” that made me pick one of the two. I paid my monies, took my new prize home, pulled the grip off, baked it for 20minutes at 150, detail stripped the pistol and soaked the parts in mineral spirits for an hour, brushed/rinsed off the spirits, baked it again to evaporate the moisture and reassembled the pistol and treated it to some Break-Free CLP.
The result, is the most immaculate Makarov I could possibly ask for. The bluing is nice and even, no scratches and it cycles great. And to think I spent all of $40 more with tax than I bought and sold a used Bulgarian with random mags and no accessories.
Like anything Milsurp, YMMV, but I’m beyond pleased and can’t wait to put some rounds through this neat bit of history.
Advantages: Best deal out there on non-issued Bulgarian Maks currently.
Disadvantages: None really, unless you just really hate cleaning out cosmoline, but that's what these are in such amazing shape.
Nov 15, 2015
Dec 29, 2015
GOOD - The gun I got looks LITERALLY brand new. Also the import marks don't look like complete poop, which is a nice bonus.
Get one now, if not for the quality then because they ain't getting any cheaper.