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The Makarov extractor spring plunger, located within the slide of the Makarov between the extractor and the extractor spring, is an unissued surplus extractor spring plunger.
The extractor is one of the most critical components of any firearm. Designed to extract spent cartridges cases from the chamber of the firearm, the extractor is essential to the overall function and reliability of the firearm. As such, the extractor spring plunger is almost equally important. In the Makarov pistol, the Makarov extractor spring plunger serves as a buffer between the extractor and the extractor spring and assists in placing tension on the extractor as it transfers the kinetic energy from the spring to the extractor and effectively holds it in place.
The Makarov extractor spring plunger, like all of our spare and replacement parts for the Makarov, are unused parts that were obtained from a spare parts inventory in Germany. All spare and replacement parts for the Makarov sold by Keepshooting.com are interchangeable in all Makarov pistols. These parts are not compatible with the Polish P-64 or the Hungarian PA-63.
Spare and replacement parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, especially all components that impact the firing sequence. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes immediately necessary – not only to keep a firearm functioning properly but also to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.
It is also important to consider availability when discussing spare and replacement parts. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of spare and replacement parts for the Makarov. Several brand new parts are now readily available on our website at an affordable price. If you have any need or desire for spare or replacement parts, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.
It may look like a small insignificant component, but the Makarov extractor spring plunger is essential to the securement of the extractor. As such, it is probably a good idea to keep a spare or two on hand – especially considering they cost just $2.95.