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Shooting a Makarov replica Russian Military Pistol : Airgunner


♪ MUSIC ♪>IT’S TIME FOR THIS OLD AIRGUN WITH THE GODFATHER OF AIRGUNS, MR TOM GAYLORD. TOM, ALWAYS EXCITING, YOU BRING OUT SOME OF THE MOST OLD, RANDOM, SPECIFICALLY CRAZY AIR GUNS. WHAT DO WE GOT TODAY?>>WELL WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, ROSSI, IS THE MAKAROV. AND IT ALL STARTS WITH THIS, WHICH IS A 9MM MAKAROV. IT’S A RUSSIAN SIDEARM, WAS USED BY THE SOVIET ARMY FOR A COUPLE OF DECADES. THAT INSPIRED THE RUSSIANS, WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY TOOK AN ACTUAL MAKAROV, THAT’S WHY I BROUGHT IT ALONG, AND THEY TURNED IT INTO AN AIR GUN. THIS IS AN ACTUAL 9MM MAKAROV, AND THEY TURNED IT INTO AN AIRGUN WITH DIFFERENT PARTS.>WAIT A MINUTE.>>ISN’T THAT SOMETHING?>WOW, OK. REALLY, HOW OLD IS THIS GUN?>>PROBABLY THE 90’S. AND THAT ONE’S PROBABLY THE LATE 90’S OR EARLY THIS CENTURY.>OK.>>IT’S A BB GUN, BUT OUR AMERICAN ALCOHOL TOBACCO FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES, THEY SAID THIS COULD MAYBE BE TURNED BACK INTO A FIREARM, SO IT WOULD BE SOLD AS A BB GUN, BUT THEN BE A FIREARM. THEY DIDN’T LIKE IT, SO THEY SAID NAH LET’S NOT LET THAT BE IMPORTED. SO NOW TOO MANY OF THESE CAME INTO THE UNITED STATES.>DOES IT WORK?>>IT’S A BB GUN, IT WORKS, AND HONESTLY I DON’T THINK YOU COULD CONVERT IT TO A 9MM. I’VE LOOKED AT IT, AND I’VE TAKEN IT APART. I COULDN’T MAKE IT A 9MM.>COULD WE SHOOT THIS, WHAT’S HAPPENING?>>WE CAN SHOOT IT, BUT THE ONE I WANTED TO SHOW YOU, WHAT I THINK IS NORMALLY WHEN I SHOW YOU THIS OLD AIRGUN IT DOESN’T GO ANYWHERE, BUT THAT OLD AIRGUN THAT NOBODY CAN BUY. UMAREX LIKED THIS SO WELL–>THREEFER.>>THREEFER. THEY CAME OUT WITH THEIR OWN MAKAROV BB PISTOL. THAT ONE WE CAN FIRE UP AND SHOOT.>SO I MEAN FIRST OF ALL…>>A LOT OF SIMILARITY.>THESE UMAREX REPLICA GUNS ARE JUST…>>LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS. YOU ALREADY DID THAT, HOLD THAT BACK. HERE YOU GO. JUST SLIDE THAT IN, IT JUST DROPS FREE.>OH YES, THE BB REPEATER.>>STICK MAGAZINE.>LET ME LOAD THAT, YOU GET… I WANNA SHOOT THIS OLD GUY. I MEAN THESE LEGENDS, THE LEGENDS LINE IS…>>AREN’T THEY SOMETHING?>TOM I FEEL LIKE A SHOOT OFF’S COMING.>>YOU THINK?>ME VS THE GODFATHER.>>OK.>PISTOLAS.>>PISTOLAS.>MAKAROVS!>>LET’S GO 5 FOR 5, HOW’S THAT?>PERFECT.>>YEAH.>WE GOT OUR AMERICAN AIRGUNNER TARGET THERE, ABOUT 20 FEET AWAY.>>ABOUT 20 FEET.>GLASSES. ESPECIALLY WITH BB GUNS. PELLET GUNS I DON’T ALWAYS, BUT BB GUNS, THOSE THINGS GO ALL OVER THE PLACE.>>YOU’RE GONNA GO FIRST.>AGE BEFORE BEAUTY.>>OK. (LAUGHING)>>DO YOU THINK OUR VIEWERS CAN’T TELL? (GUNSHOTS)>OH TOM.>>OK.>YOU GOT A PRETTY GOOD GROUP GOING THERE FOR THE FIRST COUPLE SHOTS. AND THEN IT KIND OF DROPPED OFF A LITTLE BIT.>>OK, LET’S SEE YOU DO BETTER. (GUNSHOTS)>>OH SHUCKS, I HATE IT WHEN HE DOES THAT. THIS GUN IS A GREAT SHOOTING GUN, LOOK AT THAT.>I JUST, IT’S FUN, IT’S A FUN GUN.>>AND HERE’S THE BEAUTY ROSSI, WE’RE TALKING THIS OLD AIRGUN, WELL NOT MANY OF OUR VIEWERS CAN OWN A 9MM MAKAROV. VERY FEW OF THEM WILL EVER ENCOUNTER ONE OF THESE BB MAKAROVS. BUT ANY ONE OF THEM CAN BUY THAT OFF THE SHELF RIGHT NOW.>THERE WE GO, THE FULL METAL. THAT’S IT, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THIS OLD AIRGUN THAT IT WENT FROM THIS OLD AIRGUN TO THIS OLD NEW GUN, TO GO BUY YOU THIS ‘CAUSE IT’S FANTASTIC. ALWAYS A PLEASURE SIR. GOOD SHOOTING. THAT’S IT, GO TO AMERICAN AIRGUNNER FOR MORE THIS OLD AIRGUN, AND CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR GUN REVIEWS. WE REVIEW EVERYTHING, SO GO WATCH THEM. LATER. SHOULD WE SHOULD AGAIN?>NEXT, WE’LL BE SITTING DOWN AT THE ROUND TABLE TO TALK ABOUT BIG BORE AIRGUNS, AND WHAT WE THINK IS BEST FOR HUNTING. WE’RE NOT OUT OF AIR YET, KEEP WATCHING. AMERICAN AIRGUNNER IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…

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  1. I own an original makarov bb Co2 pistol! it's about 20 years old and leaks gas . it was very rusty when I bought it . I've tried to RE blue it and it looks OK. does anyone in England know if seals/parts are still available for them? or are they even still legal in UK?! mines been sat in a draw for years.

  2. Baikal still makes the bb makarov. Actually – they make the bb makarov, and the 9mm makarov. In the same factory. With the same parts. The bb makarov, aka Baikal MP-654k is simply a 9mm mak, with a .177 barrel, missing an extractor, a flat firing pin (the way it works is the hammer hits the free floating pin, and that strikes the valve, which is built into the magazine). As far as I can tell, the interchangability of parts between the bb version, and the 9mm version is around 90%.

    One of the reasons the Baikal doesn't have a blowback system, is that the spring in it is the same spring used in the 9mm version, and there's no way for co2 to be powerful enough to move it.

    As a side note, the Baikal factory in Izhevsk also makes the IZH-46 SSP olympic match pistol.

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