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    Soviet PSM pistol 5,45x18mm

    I am curious to know if many collectors in the USAicon or Canadaicon own the Sovieticon PSM pistol ?

    I did read that examples have been presented to US officials and military over the years(one example was even engraved). Also they can not be imported to the US yet a few have been offered on auctions over the years ($3000 plus price range).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    many collectors in Canadaicon own the Sovieticon PSM pistol
    Not that I'm aware, not even aware of the empty cases on the range. That would be tell tale...I've never seen or heard of them here.
    Regards, Jim

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    5,45x18mm cartridges

    My photo shows the military loading which the Soviets claim will penetrate soft body armor?
    The center cartridge is 38 Special for comparison.

    I believe there is a soft point 5,45mm cartridge available now as the military loads are not imported any longer. Some owners use the 22 Hornet case to make these cartridges, they
    turn-off the rim and cut the extractor groove then size and trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Not that I'm aware, not even aware of the empty cases on the range. That would be tell tale...I've never seen or heard of them here.
    I've had 2 in my hands. They were imported by International Firearms (Century) in the late '80s/early '90s.

    No one had ammo that i recall, i think i have a single round in my junque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    2 in my hands
    Interesting indeed...was that in your town? Never even heard of them coming in. Did they stay there? Who had them in stock?
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Interesting indeed...was that in your town? Never even heard of them coming in. Did they stay there? Who had them in stock?
    1 was at Klondike Arms when Blair ran it...mid to late 90s.

    1 was at Bud Haynes when they were still in Red Deer.

    They were advertised in the Century fliers c.1989-92 ish



    watch to just after the 8 minute mark
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    If there are some in Canadaicon the amount would be very few. Any in country would have been brought in pre-1994 so very limited time frame where it would have been possible to buy one.

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    I don't have any direct knowledge about the pistols, but I have heard of a few that got into the US. The standard issue ammo is actually fairly common, and you can find single rounds in the $10+- range. I actually sold a full box in April and I know of another full box that sold at the same cartridge show.
    I have never seen or heard of a SP loading of the round. The only variations I have heard of are a white-tip reference round and a DDR solid steel dummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Klondike Arms when Blair ran it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Bud Haynes when they were still in Red Deer.
    I remember all that, I left Wainwright in '89 and used to frequent those places.

    Regards, Jim

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