The PM (Pistolet Makarova, literally Makarov's Pistol) is a semi-automatic pistol design. Under the project leadership of Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it became the Soviet Union's standard military side arm from 1951-1991. The Makarov has a DA/SA (double-action, single-action) operating system. Even today, this is still one of the most recognized pistols in the world. Our non-firing replica has a removable magazine and working action. Pull the slide back and release and the tight working action snaps the slide back into place leaving the trigger and hammer in a cocked position. Pull the trigger and the hammer falls, just like the original.