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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.

The Makarov: Hotspot Staple

This Cold war classic—the “Mak”—can be found in nearly every corner of the world. But how is it as a modern fighting pistol?

Rifleman Q&A: Is My KBI Makarov Rare?

A reader has a question about a Makarov he purchased about 15 years ago.

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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