I post this picture periodically ... Timbo went an built one just like it, so our photos are just about interchangeable.
This has Dennis Marschall grips and the brass extended magazine floorplate with the paint removed. It's one of those Ruko imports with the whole history of Russia and the Makarov on the slide (not pictured here), which Slim Tim calls the "John 9:16" because it looks like scripture. (Hey, you had to be there ...)
"Sweet collection M2, can you give us a little more info about 'em?"
Three are East German, including the shiny chrome one in the middle.
There's four Russian. Two are .380 including the factory chrome one on the left.
The rest are Bulgarian, including the square trigger guard on the right.
The second from the right, middle, is a Bulgarian with a Bulgarian 22 conversion.
I'm not a collector who is looking for something special. I just like Maks and buy what decent buys I come across.
I'm not a big fan of chrome guns but I bought this EG Mak at a Dallas gun show a while back.
The dealer said he had the gun refinished for his personal gun.
I believe it's the nicest chrome job I've ever seen. The picture doesn't do it justice.
This is the Russian .380. The finish is original of about the same quality as the Russian blue finish. OK, but not great.
The square trigger guard, mat finish Bulgarian Mak was sold for a short time. I understand it's the civilian Mak.
This Bulgarian 22 conversion was sold by makarov.com some time back.
It's fairly accurate but not especially reliable and is ammo sensitiveb but it is very cheap Makarov shooting practice.