My P-83

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My P-83

Post by Birds Away » February 13th, 2012, 3:26 pm

This is my new to me P-83. I picked it up from my LGS on Saturday. I bought it from Dalvar USA. So far, I love it. Fits in well with my small Eastern European collection.

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Re: My P-83

Post by beasleydano » February 21st, 2012, 11:57 pm

I had a pristine American Eagle Edition that Dalvar imported several years ago, before the surplus imports of the last couple of years, it was so nice & no parts around so I was afraid to shoot it much, finally sold it to a collector. I finally got a surplus military P83 like yours from Dalvar & it's a good shooter. And unlike the P64, no spring changes necessary.

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Post by Weasel640 » February 22nd, 2012, 10:56 pm

Does Dalvar have a webpage? Or do you at least have some good contact if for them?

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Re: My P-83

Post by beasleydano » February 22nd, 2012, 11:10 pm

Weasel640 wrote:Does Dalvar have a webpage? Or do you at least have some good contact if for them?

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I do not think that he has a website anymore. Tadeusz "Tad" Dawidowicz, in Kingsland, TX, e-mail: dalvar_usa@juno.com, phone: (325) 388-5646. By the way, he has a nice one listed on Auction Arms now. Coincidentally, my FFL guy & friend is called Weasel (Weasel's Gun & Pawn, Nesbit, MS).

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Re: My P-83

Post by Birds Away » February 23rd, 2012, 10:34 am

Tad also has a nice P-83 on gunbroker.

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Re: My P-83

Post by p64-1973 » March 17th, 2012, 5:56 pm

Man Birds Away, you are lucky! I would love to get one of those to go with my P-64's. It looks like it would fit my larger hands better than my P-64's do.
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Re: My P-83

Post by lklawson » March 19th, 2012, 9:51 am

Yeah, I have a thing for Makarov cal firearms so this angular looking beast is on my short list.

Always more "wants" than $$$ to pair them too. :)

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Re: My P-83

Post by Birds Away » March 20th, 2012, 9:20 am

lklawson wrote:Yeah, I have a thing for Makarov cal firearms so this angular looking beast is on my short list.

Always more "wants" than $$$ to pair them too. :)

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I own a P-64, a CZ 82, a Bulgarian Makarov and the P-83. For "shootablility" I would rate the CZ number one and the P-83 a close second. Both feel very good in the hand. I am selling my Bulgie. Although fit and finish may be better, it does not compare to the P-83 in any other area. Love the P-83.

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Re: My P-83

Post by DoubleTap » March 20th, 2012, 12:34 pm

I love my P-83! Feels a little better in my hands than my Maks.

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Re: My P-83

Post by beasleydano » March 20th, 2012, 1:17 pm

My favorite trio of 9x18 shooters- Bulgarian Makarov, Wanad P83 & CZ82. It would be hard to decide which one I like best.

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Re: My P-83

Post by eclipse57 » March 20th, 2012, 7:28 pm

beasleydano wrote:My favorite trio of 9x18 shooters- Bulgarian Makarov, Wanad P83 & CZ82. It would be hard to decide which one I like best.
Add a P-64. It will not make the decision any easier.

Nice looking trio.

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Re: My P-83

Post by beasleydano » March 20th, 2012, 8:53 pm

I like P64s too & FEG PA-63s & SMC-918s, all good carry guns but to me they're not as fun to shoot as the larger & heavier Makarov, P83 & CZ82. It's an addiction.

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Re: My P-83

Post by newto9x18 » March 20th, 2012, 9:30 pm

It's so easy to get the 9x18 Makarov bug. I started with a P64, then a P83, then a well-cared-for EG Makarov. Now I'm adding a Bulgarian Makarov, since some fresh surplus stock came into the US. Always on the prowl for another P64 at the gunshows. Love 'em all.

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Re: My P-83

Post by diescheize11 » March 20th, 2012, 11:22 pm

I'm so excited to pick up my 83 later in the week! They really do look like they may be more comfortable to shoot/hold than a Mak. I might have to wait till a late April gun show to test it out though. Nobody carries 9x18 around here(Green Bay) except for Gander Mt. which charges 20 or 25 a box, and even these guys say they're gonna stop stocking it. Back in Lakewood WA they charged $10 a box. I will probly break down and pick one up though.

newto9x18 care to share your source on them maks? Looking for a nice one that won't break the bank.

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Re: My P-83

Post by lklawson » March 21st, 2012, 9:51 am

DoubleTap wrote:I love my P-83! Feels a little better in my hands than my Maks.

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Gah!

Stop it! You're kill'n me!

I already have 3-4 guns ahead of it on my my list but the more P-83 pics you guys throw up, the worse off I am!

Will my Mak cal addiction ever find a end?

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Now I just need to get a P83 and find some way to get a FORT-12 ;)
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