New .380

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Sat May 18, 2019 6:50 pm

A good friend of mine knows I sort of have a soft spot for old soviet block guns. He surprised me a couple days ago with this little Russian made Makarov. It was still even covered in cosmoline! :lol:
This one is chambered for .380 instead of the 9mm Makarov cartridge(which is a bit of a blessing given that 9mm Mak is a pain to find). I've not shot it yet, but if it's like any of other Maks I've shot, it should be a good one. Really should have wiped the oily fingerprints off of the slide/frame before taking the photo, but oh well..
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Sat May 18, 2019 7:09 pm

Nice one!
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Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 pm

dandy find!
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Sat May 18, 2019 7:18 pm

Very nice, I can't wait for a range report :)
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Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm

Nice! Great friend to have too
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Sat May 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Mr Beardsley wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Nice! Great friend to have too
You could even own one in California! It's 7+1, single stack. :lol:
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houtenziel wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Mr Beardsley wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Nice! Great friend to have too
You could even own one in California! It's 7+1, single stack. :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: I'm done buying until I'm out of here
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Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm

Is .380 the original caliber or was it converted from 9mm Mak?
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Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 pm

Bamarick wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Is .380 the original caliber or was it converted from 9mm Mak?
It was actually one of a pretty small number that were made chambered in .380 at the factory for export on the civilian market. The Model is IJ-70-380K. They seem to be pretty hard to find these days.
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Sat May 18, 2019 8:27 pm

That's a good find! I have 2 CZs from Czechoslovakia, a CZ 70 in 32acp & CZ 52 in 7.62X25. I haven't shot either in some time. I have also owned several Mosin Nagant Rifles over the years, but I've given most of those to my Grandsons.
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