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    Classic Makarov vs Baikal Makarov ?

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    Need an experts opinion from respected members to buy a pistols .....options are

    1.MAKAROV with 8 shots manfacture year 1976 in very good condition just like brand new price is 58 k.

    2.BAIKAL MAKAROV with 12 shots NIB price approx 55 k.


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    Choice no 1

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    no 2, 12 shots

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    Of course choice should be for "No2" which gives you advantages of 4 exta shots, being a brand new, easy availabilty of ammunition ( 9x19) and saving your few thousand rupees.
    But it is suggested that adding few more thousand and switching your mind from these handguns, you should go for something else like if you are fond of Russian handguns then Baikal Viking 446 is the best. If not Viking then PG will guide you in an appropriate manner.

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    I Have a baikal one.
    Only thing the old mak has over the baikal is its single stack grip.baikal has bit bulky grip which makes CC a bit difficult but for me it conceals just fine.
    Now what baikal has that old mak does not
    12 round capacity
    mag release button near trigger gaurd.the old maks have it at the base of the grip.cant eject the mag single handedly.which is a big no for me specially in SD situations.
    Third better looking and better ergonomics.
    So far has been trouble free.
    Ps.going to get a silmer wooden grip made for it.that will take care of the bulky plastic grip.

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    Thxs for ur opnion DR SAB its really appreciated.yours choice make easy my decision.

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    Very nice Mitho bhai very detail review , baikal made makarov might be after 50+ years of original makarov and they do some of alterations as per today requirements and they full fill it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunter View Post
    Of course choice should be for "No2" which gives you advantages of 4 exta shots, being a brand new, easy availabilty of ammunition ( 9x19) and saving your few thousand rupees.
    But it is suggested that adding few more thousand and switching your mind from these handguns, you should go for something else like if you are fond of Russian handguns then Baikal Viking 446 is the best. If not Viking then PG will guide you in an appropriate manner.
    Hi hunter bro ...
    sir there is no match of MAKAROV with MP446 and its cheaper then both of makarovs.

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    Baikal Makarov

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    no. 1 seems bit on higher side, eventhough its like new. good for cc
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    Option (2) # Baikal Makarov

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeeshan malik View Post
    Salaam to all brothers

    Need an experts opinion from respected members to buy a pistols .....options are

    1.MAKAROV with 8 shots manfacture year 1976 in very good condition just like brand new price is 58 k.



    2.BAIKAL MAKAROV with 12 shots NIB price approx 55 k.


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    Chioce #1 certainly.. its the best conceal carry weapon arround provided its the original Russian Military Makarov of 1976 because clones are very difficult to differentiate & price is really attractive.. please make sure & inspect it thoroughly, if possible take an expert if in doubt.. I will again say for 58K, its really good.

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    Are these two u are comparing

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    The Baikal-442 Makarov pistol was developed specifically for export purpose. The Baikal-442 rearsight is adjustable for both elevation and windage zeroing. For a carry purpose, rear adjustable sights are not appreciated as they are prone to damage after strangling in clothes and with frequent withdrawal from the holster. These handguns are meant for target/competitive shooting, after it should be returned to its BOX.

    I suggest OLD IS GOLD.

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    There different variants of baikal 442.
    Mine have the same sights a orignal mak.
    So wont be keeping it back in the box after shooting.......
    Yup orignal mak is a collectable item.
    How many of us drive a 1976 toyota corolla.???????????

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    Better go for the old one if you are 100% sure about its originality
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    Before buying a original mak.try changing a mag using only one hand..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunter View Post
    Of course choice should be for "No2" which gives you advantages of 4 exta shots, being a brand new, easy availabilty of ammunition ( 9x19) and saving your few thousand rupees.
    manner.
    Wolf Hunter brother choice #2 is also a Makarov by Baikal which uses the same Ammunition as #1 ie 9x18 instead of 9x19.

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    I find that orginal makarov has better ergonomics and feels better in hand. I was not that impressed by baikal , at that time was costing 65 k . But for orginal makarov it has to be a genuine piece as there lot of copies Available

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    I am still looking for a genuine mak for my collection

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