Deactivated Makarov Pistol SN. 0789 -
Deactivated Soviet Makarov 9mm Pistol, in excellent deactivated condition and 1976 Izhmash manufacture. The Soviets introduced the Makarov in 1951. They took their combat experience in WWII and decided that they required an easier to use and strip design with fewer working parts and some form of safety catch! It is also interesting to note that they decided to revert to a heel of the butt magazine release as they found that the Colt/ Browning type tended to dump magazines too easily under combat conditions. The result was the Pistalyet Makarova, or PM. They are very reliable, accurate, and sturdy and the 9x18mm Soviet round they fire does have reasonable stopping power. An excellent combat pistol still in use with Russian forces and police. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.