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Old 05-27-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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PA-63

Ha I never thought I'd be on THIS forum! But I was looking for a small pocket pistol , cheap, and I don't have anything that shoots 9x18 . I liked the lighter weight of the PA63 so I got a new military one with holster and double magazine pouch and 4 mags(one serialized to gun) and 2 boxes of silver Bear hollow points and 2 boxes of Corbon for $200 +tax and fees. I was some what skeptical until I fired all 100 Silver bear gaping hollow points and 14 Corbons without a hitch. The damn thing is more acuurate than many of my snubs and small frame guns: 4" at 25yds!!!!!!!! The double action is way heavy but the single is OK. The tiny sights seem to allow a fine 'bead' on paper targets at least. The Corbon ammo is nice and hot! I was warned about 'heavy recoil' in this 21 oz gun but that was bunk, it recoils less than a 158grain +power .38 steel snub does. What a nice pocket gun, scary nice! I want to lose the thumbrest grip if any one knows of small flat PA-63 grips. I think I will hone action and relace springs with Wolff ones. Why can't Colt and S&W make something this nice? Nice milled steel , proven Walther PP design with nice thick Aluminum frame, 9X18 seems to be close to 9mm Parabellum std loads and WAY CHEAP, way better than a .380. Nice gun ; a cheaper keeper.
 
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Old 07-01-2003, 08:00 AM   #2
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Good day....
The FEG is a very nice little gun. Ive shot many including the smaller SMC 918...it DID have some recoil to it. If you get a shotgun news...their is a company that offers alot of FEG extras for cheap...also check out www.makarov.com ...they have TONS of stuff the the FEG's also.
Shoot well
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:01 PM   #3
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I had one of these things and I had few complaints. One was a 24 pound double action trigger pull and the other was sharp edges on the magazine lips. Other than these two items it was more accurate than my Walthers. I lost my FEG in a trade otherwise I wouldn't have been afraid to trust my life to it. Regards, Richard
 
 
Old 12-13-2003, 05:16 PM   #4
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I bought this gun a few years ago(when money was tight!), it was a very used Hungarian Police issue (I think), I bought some cheap Norinco rounds and went to my local indoor range. First of all I am 5'7 and 155lbs and have naturally small wrist. The recoil was stout for me and after 150 rounds i had a slight 'bite' on my hands between my thumb and trigger finger. Did i mention the awful sights? Anyway, much to my surprise I shot very well from 7 -15 yards! I went home and promptly smoothed out the frame where i was having trouble with and called the local gunsmith (TJ gunsmithing) i forgot his website but im sure most search engines can find him. I spent a about $600 to get the sights widened, hardchrome the entire weapon, polished internals including the ramp, the mandatory cleaning of the whole weapon and an African "purple wood" custom stock from a guy I met at makarov.com. Yes, I love this weapon for the fact that it fits my small hands perfectly is accurate and it looks great now. Ill try to post a pic when i figure out how!
Now if I can only get that mak with a 32NAA barrel...hmmm...
 
Old 12-13-2003, 06:51 PM   #5
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Yessir Boss!
 
Old 12-14-2003, 05:15 AM   #6
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Sounds like you got a winner. Now we got to get you to try one of the cheap little Bulgarian Maks.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 03:56 PM   #7
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Watch out shooting the loads over 95g. I don't know if FEG issued the paper, or if it was done from testing results. You can shoot a small number of loads over 95g (at full power), but if you use heavy loads all the time, the alum. frame is said to crack.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 05:34 AM   #8
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DA Trigger fix

The easy cure for the stiff double action is to either:

1) Cut approx 1 1/2 - 2 coils off of the hammer spring. Do this a half coil at a time, test fireing a mag full between cuts. If you cut off to much, the result will be too light a primer strike so go carefull

2) Get a stock Walther PP/PPK hammer spring (Wolff has them) and swap it in, instead of the stock spring.

In either case, give serious thought to upgrading the recoil spring to a stiffer #19 Makarov spring (Wolff again). Cocking the hammer against that stiff hammer spring chews up some of the recoil, and by lightening it you run some level of risk. Helps soak up the recoil of the over 95 grain loads as well.

Makarov.com might be selling both springs as a package deal.

This won't quite get the trigger as smooth as a Walther, but it will be a significant improvement.

John
 
Old 03-23-2004, 05:14 PM   #9
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The 19# recoil spring is a replacement for a std Makarov 17#, not a PA-63.
The std recoil spring for a PA=63 is 11#. Best to get a 13# or 15# for the PA-63. These are made by Wolff Srpings and are available from them or from Makarov.com.

Also, as to the hammer spring, the std is 14# - 18#. A good replacement is the 11#, again Wolff Spring. Some people have good luck with a 9# hammer spring, but I found it to be unreliable in mine.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 11:40 AM   #10
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The easy cure for the stiff double action is to either:

1) Cut approx 1 1/2 - 2 coils off of the hammer spring. Do this a half coil at a time, test fireing a mag full between cuts. If you cut off to much, the result will be too light a primer strike so go carefull

2) Get a stock Walther PP/PPK hammer spring (Wolff has them) and swap it in, instead of the stock spring.

In either case, give serious thought to upgrading the recoil spring to a stiffer #19 Makarov spring (Wolff again). Cocking the hammer against that stiff hammer spring chews up some of the recoil, and by lightening it you run some level of risk. Helps soak up the recoil of the over 95 grain loads as well.

Makarov.com might be selling both springs as a package deal.

This won't quite get the trigger as smooth as a Walther, but it will be a significant improvement.

John
I have a pa-63 and I have replaced the hammer spring with a 11# spring. That helped but someplace I read it helps to lighten the fireing pin spring. Anyone know if that will help lighten the double action trigger pull?
 
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