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The East German Makarov: A Cold-War Collectible

The Cold War-era Makarov is a common pistol, but within the hundreds of thousands made, the East German variants are the most desirable.

Chinese Tokarev Pistols–Military And Commercial Models

Although China did not design the Tokarev, it manufactured the gun during a longer span of time and created more military and commercial versions than any other country.

East German Makarov: A Cold War Classic

Sometimes maligned as dowdy and underpowered, the Makarov is nonetheless a practical, low-cost alternative to pricier modern pistols—and offers a collectability that nearly anyone can enjoy.

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