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Posted: 9/7/2001 9:53:09 AM EDT
About six moths ago I purchased a Bulgarian Makarov for $129 from a Seattle gun shop. I went to the range and the gun turned out to be a jamomatic so I striped and cleaned it again to no avail. I took it back to the gun shop explained what was happening and they said they would look at it. A week later I got it back with the same problem, I tried different ammo, bought 4 new mags and the thing would still either stove pipe or fail to go completely into battery. I brought it back for the second time and after some weeks was told it was fixed. I didn't get a chance to shoot it for a couple of months and when I did, I still had a single shot Mak! Back to the store for the third time, now they said they would send it back to SOG for repair and they didn't know how long that would take. After six weeks, I called the store about the status the Mak and was told that they haven't heard a thing from SOG on the repair. I called SOG and they said that they do not "repair" any guns, they only replace them and they just shipped the replacement out to the dealer and it would arrive the next day in Seattle. Back to store to pick up my Mak and come to find out that SOG shipped the original gun back to the dealer! The situation now is the gun was again shipped back to SOG, the dealer's account has been credited with his original $90 purchase price, the dealer has $142 of my money, SOG has no Makarov's in stock to replace mine, more are on order but they don't know when they'll get them. So my question is just who should I go after and what would be the reasonable thing for me to do at this point? This has dragged on far too long and needs to be resolved.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:58:43 AM EDT
Since the dealer has his money back, I would ask him for either 1. your money back (he got his, you should get yours) or if he won't do that (no refund policy) 2. Get the $142 in store credit towards the purchase of another gun or whatever. If the dealer is a decent guy, he should just give your money back.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 8:46:06 PM EDT
And if the dealer doesn't give you your money back, tell us which one. There are a lot of Seattleites on this board. . . .
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:09:24 PM EDT
You might try looking around this site for more info. [url]www.makarov.com/index.html[/url] mmk
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 10:20:09 PM EDT
Tell 'em You want a CZ52 in trade. Much better pistol IMHO. S and B 7.62x25 works flawlessly. Stay away from New Age ammo. Its all $hitty.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 4:52:45 AM EDT
This has got to be the first time I've ever heard anything bad about the Maks... I have five in my gunsafe, one bulgarian, and they are the nicest little pistoles' for the money I've ever seen. How long would it take SOG to get a new shipment? It may be worth the wait. Was the mak a 9x18 or .380? Were you using .380 ammo in the 9x18 like several people I've seen do... the pressure is wrong and the gun becomes unreliable because of that... Try a stiffer recoil spring. Their available on Makarov.com
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