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Old 09-03-2015, 07:43 AM   #1
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I was wondering what kinda information owners or past users of this firearm could share with me? Thank you
Edit: almost forgot, in 9mm Makarov



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Old 09-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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Well, the PA-63 is one of a family of Hungarian pistols , modeled on the Walther PP/PPK family. When the Hungarians were going to develop their own pistol in the "commie" era, they wanted a light weight gun for police and military. First one was the R-59, a 9mm Makarov, aluminum frame, which turned out to be not sturdy enough. They alloyed the aluminum with a little titanium and built the R-61, a 6 round magazine, and about the size of a PPK. It worked out well and they then built the slightly larger (4" barrel) PA-63 as their basic military/police pistol. There is a slew of similar models from the FEG factory as the cute little pistols were also built in commercial versions for FIE, KBI ( Kassner) for import into the US, and other countries. They were also built in the .380 auto, with only a barrel change required for places where that was a more popular caliber. At various times I've owned several PA-63's in both 9x18 Mak and 9x17 (.380), SMC380 and SMC918 (both PPK copies), PMK 380, AP7 (.32 auto) , APK MKII, and SMC-22 ( Which I bought at a Denali Sheriff Gun auction and arrived in an evidence box ). All are solidly built and share many parts. The SMC models generally have a beautiful deep blue slide with a black anodized aluminum frame.

I recommend you get a recoil spring tuning kit and a 11# hammer spring from gunsprings.com to tune your PA-63 .
I like the little guns, but I sold my last remaining one last week on GB.

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Well, the PA-63 is one of a family of Hungarian pistols , modeled on the Walther PP/PPK family. When the Hungarians were going to develop their own pistol in the "commie" era, they wanted a light weight gun for police and military. First one was the R-59, a 9mm Makarov, aluminum frame, which turned out to be not sturdy enough. They alloyed the aluminum with a little titanium and built the R-61, a 6 round magazine, and about the size of a PPK. It worked out well and they then built the slightly larger (4" barrel) PA-63 as their basic military/police pistol. There is a slew of similar models from the FEG factory as the cute little pistols were also built in commercial versions for FIE, KBI ( Kassner) for import into the US, and other countries. They were also built in the .380 auto, with only a barrel change required for places where that was a more popular caliber. At various times I've owned several PA-63's in both 9x18 Mak and 9x17 (.380), SMC380 and SMC918 (both PPK copies), PMK 380, AP7 (.32 auto) , APK MKII, and SMC-22 ( Which I bought at a Denali Gun auction and arrived in an evidence box ). All are solidly built and share many parts. The SMC models generally have a beautiful deep blue slide with a black anodized aluminum frame.

I recommend you get a recoil spring tuning kit and a 11# hammer spring from gunsprings.com to tune your PA-63 .
I like the little guns, but I sold my last remaining one last week on GB.

Anything about the ownership in it besides replacing springs?
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Yes , be careful when removing the grips. There are two pushpins , one on each side, that hold the sear in position. They tend to drop out easily and then you will notice it. Parts are available at Numrich.
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?30800-Changing-Pa-63-Springs
http://www.pmulcahy.com/pistols/hungarian_pistols.htm
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Yes , be careful when removing the grips. There are two pushpins , one on each side, that hold the sear in position. They tend to drop out easily and then you will notice it.

Good tip, thanks. For future reference, google is a given option when asking for advice.
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I had one years ago and sold it because of the recoil. I have a lot of other guns that are more fun to shoot.


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