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Nice gun show find

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by thirtycal, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    I picked up this clean little Makarov a few weekends ago so I didn't have to shoot my non-import Russian PM. I don't know if it's normal, but this Mak has no right to shoot this good. Love it!

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    BTW, here's the Russian PM for you Makarov fans:

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    I also picked up this really, really nice early-1942 Winchester Model 94 at the same show:

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    These are the first 5-shot groups I shot (at 50 yards). Never having sited it in, I was pretty surprised. First group is marked with A (point of aim is a circled-A). I then held off to adjust point of aim (circled-B) and got three out of 5 in the 10 ring, with two dead-center touching. Using 150g Federal:

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    I got lucky! Not sure what I did with the high/low filers in that B-group... Don't think it's the gun - it's got a perfect bore and crown, and the bolt face looks like it's never been shot.

    -Thirtycal

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  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very, very nice!
     
  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Like!
     
  4. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    I always wanted an 1894 lever action and when I saw this one, I jumped on it for $500. The Mak was $260 and I found a nice black East German holster this weekend at the PDX show for $20. They're a bit harder to find than the brown Soviet holsters, so I gave a premium for it. Still need to pick up spare magazine and cleaning rod to make the rig complete. The non-import marked Makarov I picked up from a forum member but I paid an absurd amount of money for it. I think it was worth I though...it's the most perfect PM I've ever seen and I needed one for my Russian small-arms collection.

    Thirtycal
     
  5. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    fixed barrel guns tend to be very accurate.
     
  6. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Those are nice finds, you must keep a sharp eye out at the shows. I seem to have tunnel vision for certain items when I go and don't pay attention to a lot of the "goodies"
     
  7. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    I have the same tunnel vision :(, my wife usually finds the good stuff for me
     
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    Now there's an example of what many of us hope to find at the gun shows... very cool!
     
  9. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Very cool finds
     
  10. Osous

    Osous United States New Member

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    Its sure is hard to beat a good ole winchester lever gun, especially for a brush deer rifle. Very nice finds on both