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Question Baikal Makarov

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Jonathan Parked, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Jonathan Parked

    Jonathan Parked Jon Parkes

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    Hello, hope you don’t get sick of all my questions!!
    Anybody got the Russian made version? What do you think of it? I’m in the market for one to compliment my collection and new addiction. Not bothered about it’s accuracy; more interested in it’s feel and “realness” and loveliness to hold and own (if you know what I mean without being weird)
     
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    Headhunter Well-Known Member

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    You might find this useful Jon,
    It's a pretty decent honest review on the Baikal Makarov(s)
     
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  3. Jonathan Parked

    Jonathan Parked Jon Parkes

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    I’ll have a watch while her indoors is not around, thank you
     
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    Hi Jonathan. Don't buy one of these you will not like it. I bought one awhile back and now I have two. I am now thinking
    of selling a couple of my made in Taiwan models to finance a third. They are clunky will cut your fingers and make your curse,
    they are an acquired taste so be warned. I've sold my soul to Baikal.

    Mark.
     
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    robs5230 If it's a springer, it will be oversprung

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    I'd say the best co2 replica made.
    Very nice to shoot and surpisingly accurate with Gamo lead balls.
    I could shoot the Mak better than I could a race tuned 1911
     
  6. Jonathan Parked

    Jonathan Parked Jon Parkes

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    Hahaha my first side by side was an old Baikal non ejector and I still have a soft spot for it now.....even though it actually hurt me with a 32g load. I NEED a Makarov now
     
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    You Don't NEED one ,You want one.

    Mark.
     
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  8. Jonathan Parked

    Jonathan Parked Jon Parkes

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    o no no ole been; as far a her in doors is concerned; it’s really NEEDED
     
  9. mark48

    mark48 Active Member

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    Tell Her They only cost 30 quid.

    Mark.
     
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  10. garyjm

    garyjm Busy Member

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    I have a 99 Mak one of the first dual colour ones, well made, a novel piece. I have been asked to sell it so many times. Personally they are nothing special. Just a must have.
    No mine is not for sale.;)
     
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    Pity I want an early one.

    Mark.
     
  12. SandShooter

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    I've got a 2001 model so the "real steel" version Mak02.jpg

    I've had loads of CO2 pistols over the years but this one will never leave the stable as it makes me grin everytime I use it. Recently replaced all the seals as they finally gave up the ghost after 17 years of use, there are plenty of parts available on fleabay from various Russian sellers.

    Weight and feel - Feels like no other CO2 pistol due to the steel frame and slide, suprisingly compact and obviously built to last. As close as you'll get to a real firearm

    Finish - surprisingly good, excellent bluing (still immaculate after all these years) and a hard wearing parkerized finish on the frame

    Trigger - Yes DA is heavy (but very crisp and short) but due to the stubby nature of the Makarov it doesn't pull off target, mine is pretty smooth but I've polished all the trigger mating surfaces. In single action it's pretty nice to shoot

    Accuracy - 4in(ish) groups at 10m which for a BB firer is definite tin can plinking material and perfectly acceptable

    Get about 80 shots per CO2 capsule
     
  13. ibo7

    ibo7 Post Whore

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    Now THAT is a Makarov:rolleyes:
    Makarov is probably my favourite pistol but I'm yet to find one that lives up to my expectation.
    Shame there isn't a pellet-firing Makarov as I'd have it in a heartbeat
     
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    Looks a beauty! I’m sold on one; just sourcing one is the next problem. My local gun shop in Hull doesn’t want to know
     
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    Look for a old Mak, soooo much better. Pic is my 1999 dual colour. Great little pistol. It makes me smile every time I handle it.:D
     
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    Looks fantastic mate. The search is on
     
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    So I’ve found one at Solware (who are very helpful!) paid a deposit and driving down Saturday. Exciting times, but have yet to face the Mrs....exciting but scary times (I’ve lied about the price obviously )
     
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    Not sure whether to get blued or nickel; can’t justify both. Great decision to have to make though I won’t
     
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