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    Makarov Collectible Pistols

    The Makarov is an excellent compact pistol – They were manufactured during the cold war and afterward by Arsenal Bulgaria and others. Due to its sheer simplicity, excellent reliability, quick disassembly, and robustness, these 9mm pistols were the standard issue sidearm choice for the USSR police, special forces and military. For a limited time, we as collectors will be sharing our Bulgarian manufactured collection with the gun enthusiasts that recognize the value of The Makarov pistol. These pistols are used and in good working condition. Each handgun is graded by our own professional engineers based on year, variant, and wear. These classic handguns are reliable and built to stand the test of time!

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    Makarov Pistols

    Makarov Collectible Pistol

    To find the Year of Manufacture of your Bulgarian "Circle 10" Military Makarov, look at the serial number (S/N), normally found on the left side of the frame, above the grip. The first two letters are the Production series, the next two digits are the Year code, see list below. The last four digits are the unit number in that production series.  Please note, the 1970 date is start of all Production at this plant using the "Circle 10" code, the Makarov was first produced under Russian supervision in 1975, and first year of Production under Bulgarian control was 1976.  Some Bulgarian pistols made in 1975 will have the Russian Date format, with the full year in place of the later date codes.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to add to your collection! See below for a complete list of Makarov pistols grouped by year of production. Or see the entire listing here!

     Serial Number Year Codes

    Code Year   Code Year   Code Year
    10 1970   20 1980   30 1990
    11 1971   21 1981   31 1991
    12 1972   22 1982   32 1992
    13 1973   23 1983   33 1993
    14 1974   24 1984   34 1994
    15 1975   25 1985   35 1995
    16 1976   26 1986   36 1996
    17 1977   27 1987   37 1997
    18 1978   28 1988   38 1998
    19 1979   29 1989   39 1999