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Question Baikal Makarov

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

  1. mark48

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    Make sure when you get one it comes with spare seals and tool.

    Mark
     
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    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    Oops!... I walked into my local shop.... & to my surprise, they had two Baikals!

    one blued, one nickel :D

    I just had to... even though they were more expensive than other options I'd been considering.... I expect I'll spend even more & get the authentic Russian Bakelite grips... Not convinced by the plastic brown ones. The nickel version with black grips looked lush but too far over 200 quid for me to justify...

    mak.jpg
     
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    Jonathan Parked Jon Parkes

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    Damn and blast, I’d made my mind up on black. Now my heads debating nickel again. At Solware it’s the same price as black. Hmmmmm.
    Congrats on the purchase!!
     
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    The nickel was more 'pretty' & slightly more realistic because of the black grips... I like the actual blueing of the black one... it's the real deal, not a paint job, the brown grips are the thing that let it down... Actual Bakelite grips or maybe even wood ones would look so class.... I think I actually prefer it... but had to think ahead about spending more to put the icing on the cake!
    If you get a chance to handle both at the shop.... you will know straight away which is for you.... Enjoy!
     
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    Both of mine are blue, this one has bakelite grips.
     

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    Excellent advice mate!! I’m sure I’ll know in an instant when I get to touch them. 45 yrs old and like a kid before Christmas:nana::nana:
     
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    I like the Bakelite there mate, but not sure I’ll like the plastic on gen 5. I’ll know on Saturday
     
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    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    TOTALLY get that mate!... I'm 58 in a few days... This all started for me at the tail end of last year! & I reckon my (adult) kids think I've gone a bit mental! o_O:)

    Bring it on!.... lol
     
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    Gen 5 comes with bakelite grips.
     
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    Hahahahahaha!! Me too
     
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    Ah I see, I’ll see when I get to Tamworth on Saturday. I’m just assuming they’ll be selling gen 5. I have no idea tbh
     
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    ....So does that make my new purchase a Gen 4?.... it is T17, so 2017 & doesn't have the metal removed in the handle to make it 'squishy' as I saw on one of the YouTube videos about Gen 5...
    Mine is very solid, just the brown plastic grips that are a bit fake..... But I will change that! ;)
     
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    Edit...just had a look a Solware again and it does indeed state Bakelite
     
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    Gen 5 are no longer available, They were only produced 2011/2012. As for the big kid syndrone I've had it many more years than either of you.
    Next you will need a holster and spare mags, Then a second pistol then another.!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Mark.
     
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    Yes Gen 4. Only gen 5 has squishy grips. All current ones are gen 4.

    Mark
     
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    The Ones on Solware are Gen 4 and have plastic grips despite the description.

    Mark
     
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    yup....

    uh oh, is there an 'Air pistol fiend anonymous' ? Since December last year...... just realised that I'm getting a gun a month!... seems like a habit!?!

    My name is Bear..... & I'm an addict!

    :facepalm::finger:o_O
     
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    Thanks so much! That’s cleared it all up in my head. I can sleep easy tonight:right01:far to excited!!!
     
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    Jon you will not sleep easy till you have one. If you can't decide blue or nickel haggle for a a deal on both, thats what I would do.

    Mark.
     
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    Its a sickness Bear.
     
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