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The Makarov rear sight, which is located on the top of the slide on the Makarov, is an unissued surplus rear sight. It is secured by being pressed into the small recess on the rear of the slide.
The Makarov rear sight is one of two iron sights found on the Makarov pistol. The rear sight is an alignment marker that is lined up with a front sight for the purposes of accurately aiming the pistol. This particular rear sight is a fixed sight and is not designed to be adjustable for windage or elevation. It can, however, be crudely adjusted to compensate for drift by being tapped to the left or right with a soft brass punch.
The Makarov rear sight, 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. The Makarov rear sight is also incompatible with commercial Russian Makarovs produced with adjustable rear sights.
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.