EAA Corporation began importing CO2
Makarovs from the Izhmech Factory in Russia in March 1999. Here are some
pictures and information about this pistol.
Designated the model MP654K, this pistol is based on the high-capacity
Makarov frame, but altered so that it cannot be easily converted into a real
pistol. Many of the internal parts are genuine Makarov, and except for some
minor points that give it away as an air gun, the pistol looks and feels like
the real thing. Weight: 1.6 lbs.
The MP654K is intended to fire standard .177 caliber BBs propelled by bursts
of gas from a standard CO2 cartridge. The 3.75" barrel is rifled and fixed to
the frame of the gun.
The heart of the gun is
the integrated magazine and CO2 delivery system. The magazine inserts into the
gun the same as the standard Makarov, but it contains a spring-loaded BB
magazine and a CO2 cartridge storage and valving system.
Once properly loaded, the MP654K is fired like a standard Makarov. The hammer
hits a special "firing pin" that actuates a valve in the "magazine". The burst
of CO2 from the cylinder forces the BB down the barrel. Nominal muzzle velocity
is 380 ft/s. The MP654K can be fired semi-auto to deplete the 13-round magazine.
Excerpts from the Instruction Booklet
Click the link above to see excerpts from the MP654K instruction booklet
including a pistol and magazine schematic.
At one time, Makarov.com did some limited edition CO2 Makarovs. These are not available any longer.
Click on Model name for Description and Pictures
|Model||Production Year||Qty Made|
|Original MP654K CO2 Makarov Special Edition - Walnut Grip||2001||25|
|Original MP654K CO2 Makarov Special Edition - Pearce Grip||2002||25|
|MP654K - Russian PPM Special Edition||2003||5|
|MP654K - Black Special Edition||2004||5|
|MP654K - Gray Special Edition||2004||5|
Pictures of the Original Version, CO2 Makarov
Click on each image to see larger version: