Croatian First Pistol; PHP MV 12

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by K75RT, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. K75RT

    K75RT Member

    Recently purchased this from SOG for $239 in quantities of 2 or more they are $199 ea. The Croatians made the PHP MV 12 and the PHP VM 9, the latter has a 4"bbl. These are an unusual pistol made from 1991 to 1994 during the Croatian War for Independence. They are a conglomeration of the Walther P-38 and the Beretta 92...The pistol frame is mostly P-38 like in that the trigger and sear are quite similar; the slide has no hammer-drop safety infact the safety is frame mounted and once set the trigger is pulled whilst holding the hammer the hammer is gently lowered. The front of the frame has a Beretta look to it the takedown is unusual. The pistol uses a single non- captive recoil spring mounted on a fixed stud under the barrel. This pistol kinda looks like the pistol Swarzeneggar carried in Red Heat! It might not be everones cup of tea but I think their rarity will increase value kinda like the Albanian SKS....Oh yeah, these are made by the same firm that makes the XD and XDm line of pistols for Springfield.
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  2. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

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    Oct 1, 2010
    Looks good!

    How does it shoot?

    JMO, that thing makes a Glock look pretty!
     

  3. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Very unusual pistol-I like it!! Is it a single stack or double stack magazine?
     
  4. K75RT

    K75RT Member

    It is a double stack 16rds of 9x19
     
  5. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I have to get one now. Thanks.
     
  6. advise us if its a good shooter,i am croation on my fathers side so i would be interested in buying one. old semperfi
     
  7. JoeV

    JoeV Active Member

    I was thinking the same thing. I am Croatian on my mother's side, and would like to have one just to add to the family memorabilia.
     
  8. I've seen a couple of distributors carrying this and the second generation Croatian pistols, but I haven't seen them selling extra mags. Where can you get them and how much are they?
     
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