The PPS-43 led a very long and distinguished service life in virtually every army aligned with the Soviet Union in the Warsaw Pact. With use in countries as diverse as the Soviet Union and war-time Nazi Germany, most of the important battles fought in the modern era have seen the PPS-43 or variants of it being wielded by one side or the other.
Now that the Cold War is over, the large stockpiles of PPS-43 sub-machine guns in friendly countries such as Poland have been put to good use. What good use could come from an older Soviet-era sub-machine gun? Why the construction of a new semi-automatic only pistol that is based on the design and uses parts from the original PPS-43 sub-machine gun.
One of the original parts that are used with the new PPS-43C from Pioneer Arms are the original Polish Army PPS-43 magazines. These magazines were manufactured by Polish factories during the Cold War for use in the defense of Poland from the West. Now with the introduction of the PPS-43C, large quantities of Polish surplus PPS-43 magazines are being exported to consumers in the United States.
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As hard as these are for me to find on regular websites that I shop on, I pounced on them as soon as I saw KeepShooting got them in. These came without rust or preservative grease/oil and almost ready to go; I say "almost" because the feed lips on a couple of them needed a little bending back to form, but that's as they came with my PPS-43c, so I bet they came from storage that way. That aside, it took only a few minutes to re-shape the lips and get some oil on the used but still beautiful blued surfaces. Only one had dimples near the bottom, whatever that means for a design iteration. All had witness holes in the same locations and were individually bagged. Love the pricing of these; wish I got more!