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    Default SOG Bulgarian Makarov

    On sale for $289 looks unissued with accessories. Good deal?

    http://www.southernohiogun.com/milit...-unissued.html

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    Undoubtedly! I wish I could act.

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    Arrrrgggghhhhh!!!!! No money!!😭😭

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    A shame they are extracting the matching number magazine that usually come with these. Ad says only 1mag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot1950 View Post
    A shame they are extracting the matching number magazine that usually come with these. Ad says only 1mag.


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    What makes you think the included mag wouldn't be matching? Best deal out there on any of the commercial sites right now, it would be a bummer if it wasn't the matching mag

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    You are correct and I should have made my point more clear. They seem to be extracting "1 of the 2" matching magazines. I assume the 1 they will include will be matching as most of the other recent batch were. Sold elsewhere recently for $299 with 2 matching mags and accessories. Mags seem to be going for $25 and up these days !

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    I recently got two of the SOG "appears unissued" Bulgi Maks. The magazines do not match, but the pistols appear unissued. One does have to clean out the cosmoline, but I would have cleaned it anyway. $299.00 for each. Of course, had to pay $32 for the transfer fee at FFL. Plus shipping fee from SOG.


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    Also, SOG is currently out of stock on Bulgarian magazines. Bummer!


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    My SOG came with one mag, numbered - but doesn't match the pistol.

    Beautiful pistol. Safety, hammer and extractor are a deep red. One very small nick on slide. To be expected since these came from a crate that has sat in a Slovenian salt mine for over 20 years.

    Took a lot of doin' to get the extractor channel and firing pin area clean.

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    I just ordered one of these, can't wait to get it.

    This will be my first mak!

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    I also ordered 2 a while back $299 each. One I sent back cause slide did not match, they came with 1 unmatched mag each.Ended up with 2 like new Mak's, then bought 2 EG mags on ebay for $40 shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptSuperCow View Post
    I just ordered one of these, can't wait to get it.

    This will be my first mak!
    You will like it. The all steel construction is very reassuring. Quality construction and a piece of history.


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    Bought mine in February. Decided to make it my main CC pistol. Unissued, full of cosmo, one unmatched mag and solid military grade shooting. Never was totally sold on polymer pistols for CC or any other reason for that matter.

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    I've been using a Bersa Firestorm for CC, but I thought I'd get something a little more reliable. The safety lever sheared in half last time I was at the range and the metal almost looks like sand. I think it's a cast piece but it was still rather disconcerting. That and I have a failure to feed about every 50 rounds or so.

    Everything I've read about the Makarov sounds like it could go to hell and back and still work. Kinda like my mosins

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    Bersa safety levers are injection molded from some sort of steel reinforced resin (plastic and metal filings). My impression is that if you have a bad lever it doesn't last long, and if it's a good one it will last. I've had good luck with my Bersas, sorry to hear about your bad experience.

    You will love the Mak, I have 6 now and the Bersas just sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptSuperCow View Post
    I've been using a Bersa Firestorm for CC, but I thought I'd get something a little more reliable. The safety lever sheared in half last time I was at the range and the metal almost looks like sand. I think it's a cast piece but it was still rather disconcerting. That and I have a failure to feed about every 50 rounds or so.

    Everything I've read about the Makarov sounds like it could go to hell and back and still work. Kinda like my mosins
    I had Bersa Thunder .380 who after its disconnector spring broke it could only be shot being held sideways "gangsta style."

    I got rid of it for a reliable SIG....

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    Sarco has them cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudson Hornet View Post
    Sarco has them cheaper.
    ??? Not on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rurallife View Post
    ??? Not on their website.
    Latest issue of Firearms news formerly Shotgun News.

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    Found it. Man, Sarco is great. Not much of an online presence.

    Thanks Hudson. May have to buy another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rurallife View Post
    Found it. Man, Sarco is great. Not much of an online presence.

    Thanks Hudson. May have to buy another one.
    Was this for a Makarov, or just mags? I live in a small town, can't find this magazine anywhere.

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    I'd avoid the handpick on these from SOG. I paid the extra $10 and was not happy with
    what I received. Didn't want to send it back and deal with the hassle. The slide had
    one nick on the left side and on the opposite side, there is a 1" long scratch on the
    very bottom edge of the slide. I don't care about the nick, but that scratch pissed me
    off. It goes to show their handpick process on some items is shit and a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolan7120 View Post
    It goes to show their handpick process on some items is shit and a waste of money.
    I have not had very good luck dealing with them on a couple of occasions either.

    If the same person that picked out a stock for me recently picked your Mak out you are lucky it just had a scratch on it.

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    SOG just tossed mine in a Priority box, no packing paper/bubble wrap ... nothing other than a ziplock bag. Was in there bouncing around, not in the holster. Lucky all I had was a tiny nick. Not impressed.

    Do not waste the $ on hand pick.

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    For $300.00 you should receive 2 Magazines. SOG is a RIPP!

    This is what I received from AIM last year for well under $300.00



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    I'm curious what SOG [Southern Ohio Guns] is charging for the shipping (ball park).
    (Their site won't let you know the shipping amount until after you press the buy button...,
    and 3% for credit-card usage... It does say "(Expect $15 minimum...)" for shipping", but that's is all I could tell.
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    Around $30 to ship to left coast.

    As for $300 being a rip, I should have bought one in 1996 for $70 when I should have. (A guy at work bought a batch of 25). I seriously doubt that they will go back down in price. What does?

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    I received my mak and it was shipped in a ziploc bag wrapped in white paper and nothing else. Also they charged $45 for s&h to ship to the other side of Ohio! (Kinda peeved about that)

    The pistol itself is in good condition, but there is a large loss of blueing around the rear sight along with a couple tiny scratches. The bakelight grip is beat to hell. Also, I did pay the extra $10 for handpick. Probably not going to order from SOG again...

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    I had a great experience with SOG a few months ago. I paid for hand select and got a "appears new, unissued" example. Liked it so much that I bought another one. I also had a great experience from J&G on a Romanian Tokarev. I know that it is unsettling to buy sight unseen, but I always pay for hand select. There is no other option to get a better specimen, unless you bid on GunBroker (where bids go to the atmosphere on nice looking/matching guns).


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    Just received a E-Mail from SOG today which states "Free shipping on all handguns until March 27".

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    If SOG has these, everyone has these, so who has the nicest pistols, the best package, at the best price? AIM? J&G Sales? SARCO? Century? APEX? Centerfire? Who did I miss?
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    Sarco's advertisement lists the Bulgarian Makarov excellent looks unissued GUN446 @ $259 ea. with 2grips, 1 magazine, holster and cleaning rod. Plus shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEEDGUNNER View Post
    If SOG has these, everyone has these, so who has the nicest pistols, the best package, at the best price? AIM? J&G Sales? SARCO? Century? APEX? Centerfire? Who did I miss?
    Classic Firearms has them currently.


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    My SOG is brand spanking new. The mag appears new as well.

    i almost went Classic, but those weren't advertised as unissued. They may be CAI stamped as well.

    Hoping someone gets a Sarco version. They do take phone orders.

    And as for ordering from SOG, I made mine a phone order. I also kept calling til I got a young, pretty voice. Reason? I bet on the order fulfillment guy having an eye for the attractive gal in the front office. Just a guess that the positive association would put him in a good mood when grabbing my pistol, and would reach for a "pretty one" as well. Goofy, I know. But I got a gorgeous pistol.

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    [QUOTE=rurallife;6518090]My SOG is brand spanking new. The mag appears new as well.

    i almost went Classic, but those weren't advertised as unissued. They may be CAI stamped as well.

    Hoping someone gets a Sarco version. They do take phone orders.

    And as for ordering from SOG, I made mine a phone order. I also kept calling til I got a young, pretty voice. Reason? I bet on the order fulfillment guy having an eye for the attractive gal in the front office. Just a guess that the positive association would put him in a good mood when grabbing my pistol, and would reach for a "pretty one" as well. Goofy, I know. But I got a gorgeous pistol.[/QUOTe


    Always had good luck with SOG, and they have a longer "inspection" period

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    Similar experience for me also with SOG (minus the young pretty voice ) for my Bulgi Maks. My best experience was with J&G Sales. They are great to deal with. My C&R license has paid for itself many times over.


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