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    Default EG Makarov ID Help

    I'm looking to buy this EG Makarov and I need some input on the code prior to this. I looked on the old Makarov.com site and could not find this code and does this look like an adjustable rear sight to you. There also appears to be some question over the Y in a circle of dots mark being a desaignation for 'training'. Oh, and there is no import mark on this. Thanks

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    Jaws, several people have reported production codes that are not on the Makarov.com list. And the owners of that list admitted it was incomplete. I don't think there's anything unusual with the markings on that Mak. The "Y" pertaining to training is largely discounted and accepted to be an inspection mark, with the surrounding punch marks added at each station where the pistol was tested. And from what I can see I don't think the sight is adjustable. She's a beauty.
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    Excellent East German example. I second what North Bender says.

    The rear sight on military Makarovs are adjusted at the factory. Different heights of rear sights were available from 1 to 8 (I think). Yours seem to be a 5. The correct sight for POI at 50m was fitted and staked in place through a witness mark. After that, they can be treated as fixed sights. The only official adjustable rear sights were the civilian IZH-70 pistols.

    Good luck with your purchase Jaws2!

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    Stunning example!!
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    Gary

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    Thanks guys, my thoughts were correct and confirmed! I'll pick this up for sure! She is a beauty!
    Richard

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    I am gonna guess the import stamp is on the forward edge of the grip, underneath the fingers if held, in tiny letters. Yes? No?

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    Nice EG
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    Wow, that's a really nice EG Mak. Most of the ones I've seen including the one I own show a fair amount of use and resulting wear. But IMHO, the EGs are the best of the bunch. I own a Russian commercial and a Bulgarian, but have not seen the other variants.

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