Other notes on the firing system: The firing pin is a floating firing pin without a spring return or firing pin block safety. This is a very simple mechanism that has worked for over 50 years with few if any reports of safety issues. The hammer face has a second engaging surface for the sear to catch near the bottom of its stroke in case the first hammer face is damaged.
This ensures the pistol will not fire unless the trigger is actually pulled, thus raising the sear. After the last shot is fired, the follower tab on the magazine pushes up on the slide release and the slide locks into the rearward position after ejecting the final case. The magazine should now be ejected see magazine note below and a new magazine inserted.
By pushing the slide release, the recoil spring pushes the slide forward, stripping the first cartridge of the magazine into the chamber, and the pistol is ready to fire in single-action mode. The slide release may also be manually activated by pushing up while manually pulling the slide backwards and locking it in place.
This is particularly useful when clearing jams which, fortunately rarely happen. The safety also safely decocks or drops the hammer and physically blocks the hammer from hitting the firing pin if the user wishes to carry the pistol with a round in the chamber and hammer down. This is much safer than manually holding the hammer and pulling the trigger to decock. General firearm safety tips apply i. The hammer cannot be moved when the safety is engaged except for the later modified Simson-Suhl Makarov and thus the slide is blocked and the action cannot be cleared or loaded.
The safety is held in the safe and fire positions by a pressed-in detent spring and the appropriate detents in the slide. Should the detent spring fall out, the pistol will Album) likely go to the "fire" position.
The safety should be replaced if the spring has fallen out. The safety also holds the firing pin in placeso care should be taken that the firing pin is not lost when the safety is removed.
The magazine Makalonca - Hazard (8) - Največji Uspehi Vol. II (Vinyl a single-stack, non-staggered, reliable design with 4 basics parts: case, spring, follower, and floorplate. Its capacity is 8 rounds of either 9x18Makarov caliber or. Magazines can become dirty and should be cleaned occasionally see the tech info page for instructions.
The magazine loading is made easier by the mag loading tool. Using your thumbnail to hold down the follower tab is a bad idea because you can easily split your thumbnail very painful. The magazine release is on the heel of the pistol, near the bottom of the grip.
To release the magazine, push the magazine release towards the rear of the pistol until the magazine drops slightly. Pull the magazine out the remainder of the way. Note: There is no magazine safety on the pistol and the pistol can be fired with the magazine removed if a cartridge Makalonca - Hazard (8) - Največji Uspehi Vol. II (Vinyl in the chamber Rule 1: "a gun is always loaded". Some people have complained that this type of magazine release is more difficult to operate than the thumb-button type release on other pistols.
However, this was done by design to prevent accidental magazine release and with time, one can become quite proficient with this. The Sportsman's Guide photo shows it worn incorrectly.
Mine has a white top liner to protect the pistol from sweat! There's also an interesting variation that used yellow plastic flaps. Presumably this was done to cut down on leather use, Makalonca - Hazard (8) - Največji Uspehi Vol.
II (Vinyl. There's also one other problem with these holsters: They were not actually made for the Makarov. These were actually designed for the Czech CZ even though most vendors sold them as Makarov shoulder holstersthey were a bit small. However, this could be rectified by the following procedure yes, we've done this!
The resulting holster will be custom-molded to your pistol. This is what the manufacturers of expensive leather rigs do as well!
We used to carry these, but they're all gone. These made East German made. If you can find some, they are worth it just for the collectible status. Here are some pictures:. OK, so you probably won't be able to find this, but it's interesting nonetheless. Makalonca - Hazard (8) - Največji Uspehi Vol. II (Vinyl reference, the East German kits when they can be found If you bought a Makarov and are totally lost with it, be safe and read before you shoot.
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