I guess we will have to wait until something breaks or until you notice wear that should not be there.Nope, haven't done anything but a basic field strip for cleaning and the magazine looks new. The whole thing looked unissued when I got it and I've only put about 200 rounds through it.
Are you sure? I am not trying to be antagonistic, but here is a quote from:PA-63 imported in the last 10+ years are not surplus and never have been.
You are not antagonistic at all. The question is simple. Are the brand new PA-63, that were imported in the past 10 years, surplus? The answer is: no. They are brand new pistols. They were made to be sold all over the world. The Hungarian government did not order them. Since they were not made for Hungarian government, they are not surplus.Are you sure? I am not trying to be antagonistic, but here is a quote from:
"Many of the objections raised to the PA-63 have to do with its perception as a military service pistol in the tradition of the American M1911A1, the Russian Tokarev, ... As its design can be traced back to a German pocket pistol intended for concealed carry in a pocket or under a coat rather than in a holster on the battlefield, these objections are perhaps understandable. After the fall of communism in 1990, the Hungarian army and police units initiated a program to replace the PA-63 with pistols using the NATO standard 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, first the imported Jericho Model 941, followed by the domestically produced P9RC, but the PA-63 is still in service in hungarian law enforcement."
Did SSME go under as well? Or are they only going to do gun shows?SSME took over the dealership for FEG in about 2000 for the USA , a lest that's when I first saw them on their tables and Shona told me all her guns were all brand new and all had steel frames ,and she couldn't get any PA-63's from the factory because they didn't make them any more, no alloyed frames were being any more, now that FEG is closed I doubt if will ever know for sure about anything, most for the PA-63 'S that she sold were imported by TG or they would have their own importer mark on them, so you can consider all PA-63's as surplus, and should be cleaned as any other surplus weapon