Makarov Handgun

Posted on May 3, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Pistol Makarov (PM) replaced the Tokarev in the early 1950’s in the Warsaw Pact countries and was produced in the PRC as the Type-59. originally copied from the West German Walther PP (police pistol) of the 1930’s the Makarov was chambered for the 9-mm round rather than the 7.65-mm cartridge of the original pistol and used Soviet 9-mm x 18 ammunition rather than the original NATO 9-mm x 19.outside of the receiver, both of which could be operated by the firer’s thumb if right handed.

Following it’s introduction the Makarov became the standard pistol in most Euro-Asian Communist forces.outside of the receiver, both of which could be operated by the firer’s thumb if right handed.

The pistol was operated by a blowback, self-loading double action, and loaded from an 8-round box magazine. It measured 160-mm (6.3-inches) in length and weighed 800-grammes (1.8-lbs) when loaded.outside of the receiver, both of which could be operated by the firer’s thumb if right handed.

The pistol grip was slightly bulky, making firing it a little uncomfortable. Soviet manufactured weapons had a star in the center of the pistol grip. There was a simple safety catch at the rear of the slide, and a slide stop on the outside of the receiver, both of which could be operated by the firer’s thumb if right handed.

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