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Model M-59
Norinco Pistol M-59 9x18 Makarov Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.34-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3.68-in Weight:25.7-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (95 grain bullet)94620
  • Recoil Factor (95 grain bullet)2.61 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor58%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1989 - 1995
Caliber:9x18 Makarov
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted decocker
Frame:blued finish steel
Grip:brown plastic
Sights:U-notch rear
Notes:improved Makarov style
China North Industries Group
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Gun Value
MSRP:$185.00Used Est:$500.00
Last Update:12/17/2022
About the Gun

A near-exact copy of the Soviet-Russian Makarov semi-automatic sidearm with slight variations such as a widened sight rail and revised safety lever..

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 9x18mm Makarov
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:95 grains
MV:996 ft/sec ME:209 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This is the current Russian military cartridge used in the Makarov and Stechkin auto pistols. It was adopted shortly after the end of World War II, and its design was probably inspired by an experimental German cartridge called the 9mm Ultra. This cartridge is intermediate in size and power, between the .380 Automatic and the 9mm Parabellum. It is a well-designed cartridge for its purpose, although a little underpowered by Western standards.

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