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Russian Makarov No Import Mark
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:28:00 PM »
Guy has a Russian Makarov 1975 with no import marks, some pitting on the slide, interior parts look good, bore looks good from the pics he sent me.  He wants $600 for it.  Good buy, yes or no?  I see ones on gb going for about the same or more starting bids but with import marks on them.

I tried to post up pics but something is just not working right tonight.  Please give me an honest opinion.  Thanks!
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Re: Russian Makarov No Import Mark
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 08:28:48 PM »
Comes with 1975 dated holster and 2 non matching mags.

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Re: Russian Makarov No Import Mark
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 08:54:30 PM »
Does it have a fixed or adjustable rear sight? Any "non"-Cyrillic markings?
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Re: Russian Makarov No Import Mark
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 09:17:36 PM »
Does it have a fixed or adjustable rear sight? Any "non"-Cyrillic markings?

Fixed rear sight.  Does not appear to be an IJ model.  Ser. # is MH 3016 with Izhevsk stamp.  I will try again to post up the pics.

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Re: Russian Makarov No Import Mark
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 11:28:05 PM »
Hard to make a firm recommendation without pictures but if it's really lacking import marks then it's a likely VN bringback. Import marks could be very small, so make sure you have high res pictures of both sides, etc. Regardless, $600-700 is about what an import marked Russian PM (in very good condition) goes for these days.
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Re: Russian Makarov No Import Mark
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 08:42:23 AM »
Still not able to post pics from my host service, maybe due to his pics coming from a host service and they are not playing well between the two.

Anyhow, after sleeping on it over night, I have decided to pass on it due to not being able to get better pics from the seller.  Just not willing to take a chance on something I am not totally sure of since a good bit of the pitting is in the area where maybe an import stamp may be or have been at one time.

Thanks for the help guys!   thumb1