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My P-83

Post by DoubleTap » January 31st, 2011, 1:33 pm

My new (to me) P-83!

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Re: My P-83

Post by nightwatch » January 31st, 2011, 5:03 pm

All right! Looks good. How does it shoot compared to your P64 & PA63? Sounds like you're getting into the 9x18's. Is a Makarov next? Where did you buy the P83 from and were you happy with it if it was an internet purchase?
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Re: My P-83

Post by big54r » January 31st, 2011, 9:50 pm

nice looking wep...I like them alot but fund's are tight at the moment and I gotta get the wife a cz-82...but that is on my list! :mrgreen:

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Post by DoubleTap » January 31st, 2011, 11:54 pm

It's kind of weird. It initially began with my desire to find myself a nice Makarov (I already own several other Eastern European pistols). I haven't had much luck with that one just yet, but in the meantime, I happened to run across this nearly-new PA-63 at a local gun store. Once I had a chance to play with that one, I drew up a list of other pistols that I wanted. Couple of weeks later, I found another one on my list, a P-64. That one impressed me every bit as much as the PA-63. Saturday I hit a local gun show, where I found the P-83.

In terms of accuracy, the P-64 is on top, with the PA-63 close behind it. The P-83 isn't quite as accurate, although it's no slouch. Dead last is my Walther PPK, the pistol that supposedly inspired all these Eastern European wannabees – although in fairness to Walther, mine is a Smith & Wesson version, which reportedly don't have the best track record performance-wise.

As for the rest of the pistols on my wish list, it goes something like this:

Makarov (Preferably East German, but a Bulgarian would be fine)
A CZ-82
A CZ-50 or CZ-70, or both.
A Polish Tokarev
A Yugoslavian Tokarev

Somewhat more exotic:

an R-61 if I can find one
am M-74 if I can find one

I already have an 1895 Nagant, two Tokarev's (a Romanian and a Chinese, both in 7.62x25mm), a CZ-52 and a CZ-75. I imagine there are a few others out there I haven't even discovered just yet!

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