Serial Number: RP000249
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .380 ACP
Action Type: Semi-Auto Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “IJ70-17AH Made in Russia/By Imez/BOHO479”. The right side of the slide is marked “Cal.380-ACP K.B.I./Ing.HBG.PA.” The left side of the frame is “BOHI479”. Part of this has been stamped over with a new serial number, “RP000249”, followed by various proof markings.
Barrel Length: 3.83”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a fixed blade front sight, with a windage and elevation adjustable rear sight, not commonly found on these guns.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are polymer plastic with checkering. There is a Pachmayr grip enhancer in place, the grips are protected, and rate in about excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue/Black Slide and Matte Black Frame.
Finish Originality: Original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is modest evidence of use and no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 85% of its metal finish. This pistol has been handled but not abused. There is a stripe through the bluing where the safety drags against the slide. The finish on Russian guns isn’t great to start with. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions smoothly and correctly, although we have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There are two magazines included with this gun, one hold 11 rounds and the other holds 12. These magazines will NOT be provided to a California buyer or any buyer from a state which limits the magazine capacity to 10 or fewer.
Our Assessment: The Makarov is considered one of the world’s best small caliber service pistols; light handy, and dependable. The only complaint against it has been the somewhat oddball 9x18 chambering. This one is in readily available .380 ACP, which features the latest in propellant and advanced bullet design, and thus, makes a fine defensive pistol. This one is the widebody design, which can accept high capacity magazines in those areas where they are legal. This gun is accurate, featuring a fixed-barrel design. The adjustable sights will enable the winning bidder to exploit the inherent accuracy of this design to its maximum advantage.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun is not on the California “Roster of certified for sale handguns” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transfer at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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