Pistol Magazines

Dismounting Makarov

The 9 mm. Makarov PM pistol is an interesting Soviet design. Body of its well-made magazine seems to be a thin-walled extrusion with long observation slots on both sides.

Makarov Assembly

The sturdy sheet metal follower has a projection extending out through an opening on the left side of the magazine. This projection actuates the hold-open catch when magazine is empty. It also serves as a stop to prevent the follower from pressing upward against the magazine lips.

Makarov Assembly

The floorplate is detached by depressing the spring that extends through it. Other identity points are the projections on the lower end of the backstrap and lower left side of the body.—e. J. Hoffschmidt

Makarov Assembly

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