Anyone have some info on the history of the Makarov? I was wanting to know particularly about when it was designed and first issued. Any other pieces of trivia would be appreicated.
mbakercad said:Thanks much. Looks like it was designed in the late 50's. Did the Soviet Army use the Mosin revolver up until the Makarov was born?
BTW, I visited Makarov.com before. Very nice and informed guys working there. They seem resonable on the Makarovs, but everything else seemed a little high to me. I will pay extra to support local bussiness but only to a point.
Good question! I don't know! Hotbarrel told me to shoot 32 SW longs or 32 H&R and I bought a box of SW today for tomorrow. I'm shooting it for the first time tomorrow.mbakercad said:Thanks again!!! I have my history lesson for the night. I have seen forums for the Tokarev TT but never knew what it was. Now I know. This came up while shooting the Mosin Nagant 91/30. I got to wonder what the issued side arm of the time was. For WWII I figure most would have the Tokarev but still some Nagant revolvers floating around.
BTW, the Makarov if newer than I thought it was.
Sangrun, you have a Nagant revolver right? What is it chamber for?