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Mfg Item #: AP66
NOTE: This is a used surplus handgun Graded Good by the Importer. Expect finish wear, scratches, dings, etc... (See Photos)
Only one is available, the firearm pictured is what you will receive.
NOTE: The blemish on the slide is not pitting. Discoloration to the original finish is likely from a harsh cleaning agent. This item would be an excellent candidate for a re-bluing project. The item has been discounted.
The AP-66 is 7.65mm (.32 acp) blowback double-action with a modified design of the Walther PP made by Fémáru for sale by Georg Hebsacker (Hege-Waffen) of West Germany.
FÉGARMY Arms Factory (FÉG) of Hungary started producing Walther PP/PPK clones in the late 1940s starting with their Model 48 which differed from the Walther PP only in minor details. In later production, FÉG began marketing more for North America with models like AP-66
FÉG redesigned the Walther PP Pistols with the following differences:
- Safety: Both FÉG and PP have hammer drop safeties, but the FÉG has a passive firing pin safety while the PP does not.
- Firing pin: The rear of the firing pin of the FÉG is below the line of the hammer face when the hammer is uncocked and raises up in line with the hammer face when cocked. The PP firing pin does not move up or down, and it is always in line with the hammer face.
- Hammer: The PP has a passive hammer block, while the FÉG does not. The FÉG and PP have different hammer face profiles. The hammer profile of the FÉG is relatively narrow (similar to that of the Mauser HSc) and interacts with the position of the firing pin to provide the same type of "hammer of the firing pin while uncocked" as does the hammer block on the PP.
- Magazines: FÉG and Walther magazines do not interchange. Post-1945 Walther PP pistols use a little tab on the left side of the magazine follower to activate the slide hold-open. This follower tab requires a matching raceway in the left magazine wall which shows on the outside of the magazine as a small rib. FÉG uses a different approach to hold the slide open on an empty magazine, so FÉG magazines do not have this rib. Pre-1945 Walther PP magazines and post-1945 Manhurin PP magazines do not have this magazine rib and will fit the magazine well of an FÉG pistol, but they will not latch into place as the latch cut in FÉG and Walther magazines are in slightly different places.
PA-63 / AP-66 is often advertised as "Makarov." This can lead some consumers to believe they are purchasing a Makarov pistol. Though both pistols share lineage from the Walther PP/PPK, similar operating principles, and use the same production calibers, the Makarov is a different design and different lockwork. There are no parts in common between the FÉG PA-63 and the Makarov pistol.
Caliber: 7.65mm (.32 acp)
Barrel Length: 3.9 in.