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    Makarov Question

    I recently picked up a 1989-vinatge Bulgarian-made Makarov. After cleaning away enough cosmoline to rust-proof a six-bottom plow, I found that it's really in quite nice condition and shoots like a dream. One minor problem I've noticed, though, is that the forward part of trigger guard does not want to fully seat up into the frame. It hangs about 1/16" inch low. You can push it up to where it's flush but it won't stay there. Does that sound like the trigger guard spring and plunger need to be replaced?

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    Did you replace the spring & plunger? If so, did it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwiksdraw View Post
    Did you replace the spring & plunger? If so, did it work?
    I've sent the gun to be reblued and am going to have the trigger guard spring and plunger replaced while that's being done. Fingers crossed. I don't know what else the problem could be, unless there was just a grondacious glob of cosmoline lurking in there.

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    Grondacious!?!? That could be serious.

    Gotta see a pic of the new-blued gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwiksdraw View Post
    Grondacious!?!? That could be serious.

    Gotta see a pic of the new-blued gun!
    Grondacious is midway between bodacious and humongous.

    I get all my bluing done by a fellow named Loren Fogel over in West Mansfield, Ohio. I'm sure that it will come back looking like new!

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