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Polish PPS-43C 7.62x25 Pistol

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Polish PPS-43C pistol, semi-automatic, manufactured in the famed Radom Plant in Poland, includes (2) 35rd mags 7.62x25 caliber. This will be the last of these--buy one while you can.

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Shooters Package w/ Case and (3) 35rd 7.62x25 Mags (Reg. 69.99)

Canvas Mag Belt Pouch and (3) 35rd 7.62x25 Mags (Reg. 69.99)

35rd 7.62x25 Mag (Reg. 14.99)


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Polish PPS-43C 7.62x25 Pistol

Polish PPS-43C pistol, semi-automatic, manufactured in the famed Radom Plant in Poland, includes (2) 35rd mags 7.62x25 caliber. This will be the last of these--buy one while you can.

Limited Time 10% Discount on Accessories! 
Buy this PPS-43C pistol and receive 10% off on these great accessories.  Add products to your cart after you've added this pistol and the 10% discount on the accessories will be shown automatically in the cart summary area.  Offer available for a limited time only. 10 item discount limit.

Shooters Package w/ Case and (3) 35rd 7.62x25 Mags (Reg. 69.99)

Canvas Mag Belt Pouch and (3) 35rd 7.62x25 Mags (Reg. 69.99)

35rd 7.62x25 Mag (Reg. 14.99)


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Polish PPS-43C 7.62x25 Pistol

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Product Specs
  • Caliber:  7.62x25
  • Action:  Semi-automatic
  • Mag capacity:  35rd mag
  • Length:  615mm
  • Barrel length:  250mm
  • Effective Range:  200 meters
Caliber 7.62x25
Gauge N/A
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Brutus' Description

This is one cool cat . 

Original Polish PPS-43C in a semi-auto version.  7.62x25 caliber, considered a pistol due to overall length.  Comes with two 35 round mags.  The PPS-43C (Pistolet-Pulemet Sudaeva, model of 1943 = Sudaev SMG) was born as an answer to the need for a weapon that is more compact and mobile than the PPSh-41, then in use by the Soviet Army.  The PPSh-41 was somewhat too long to be used by tank crews and mobile recon groups and paratroopers, so late in 1941, the Red Army issued a request for a new more compact sub machine gun (SMG).  The designer Sudaev initially designed his new SMG in 1942, and it was adopted under the designation of PPS-42.  The next year he refined the design, and this final model was designated as the PPS-43.  This model was manufactured in significant numbers (nearly two million PPS-43 weapons were manufactured between 1943 and 1946).  The PPS-43 is sometimes referred to as the best SMG of World War II. After WWII, it was widely exported to pro-Soviet regimes around the world, and widely copied.  This historical firearm has been re-designed to shoot from a closed bolt position.  The safety is located at the front of the trigger guard.  The receiver and barrel shroud are made from stamped steel.  The rear sight is an L-shaped flip type and is marked for 100 and 200 meters, the front sight is a fixed blade type.  The barrel is equipped with a simple muzzle brake.  This firearm is an ATF approved pistol.  The stock has no function and is permanently fixed in its folded position. 

Since adding this pistol to our product line in mid 2011 it has consistently been one of our best sellers and has a minimal return rate.  These are extremely reliable.  Be sure to purchase the shooters package with case and extra mags along with this to get the most bang for the buck.  This pistol is manufactured at the famed Radom Plant in Poland. 

All parts and components are new and Polish made.  Sometimes searched as PPS43, PPS43C.

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Polish PPS-43C pistol, semi-automatic, manufactured in the famed Radom Plant in Poland, includes (2) 35rd mags 7.62x25 caliber. This will be the last of these--buy one while you can.

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Product Specs
  • Caliber:  7.62x25
  • Action:  Semi-automatic
  • Mag capacity:  35rd mag
  • Length:  615mm
  • Barrel length:  250mm
  • Effective Range:  200 meters
Caliber 7.62x25
Gauge N/A
Free Shipping No

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Pleased with my PPS-43C purchase
Review by oldcrossmaker on 1/4/14
Quality
Using Winchester ammo, my gun has operated flawlessly.
Video Review
review for my Classic Firearms PPS-43C
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Uploaded by GENE LEWIS
Excellent fun shooting piece of history
Review by Brian on 12/30/13
Quality
Fianlly got around to making a short video of my purchase from November. Excellent condition firearm and fun to shoot! Hopefully they will have them back in stock again soon.
Video Review
PPS 43c
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Fantastic gun for the money
Review by pingeorge on 4/1/13
Quality
Guys and Gals if you are looking for a great gun for the money and lots and lots of fun, as shown in my video, get one of these pistols while you still can. You can't go wrong with the great WWII history and the all steel construction of this little nail driver. I have put 1k+ of ammo through this gun and had no issues. Some people have reported failure to eject or fire, but this is mainly due to short cycling or hard primers on the ancient military surplus ammo they were using. I have used all new ammo and the gun works perfectly. I think the guys at Radom and Pioneer have done a great job in bringing this little piece of history to the US civilian market in semi-auto form.
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Polish Radom PPS-43C Pistol
Review by Iraqveteran8888 on 1/8/13
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Showing and shooting the Polish PPS-43C pistol from Classic Firearms. This is a great little gun, very well made and an extremely fun shooter. Fires the 7.62X25mm round, readily available commercially and with relatively cheap surplus ammo still available as well. This pistol is still available through Classic Firearms despite high demand for other semi autos at this time:
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Packs a Wallop
Review by Guns and Coal on 4/17/14
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I have both the 9mm and the 7.62x25 version of this pistol, both from Classic Firearms...like the 9, LOVE the 7.62x25....if I had to choose which one to get shot with, I would choose the 9, since the 7.62x25 just looks, feels, and sounds like it could really put a hurtin on someone....very cool gun, very simple to take down and clean...Classic Firearms had the right price and quick delivery....
Good bang for the buck
Review by Buddy on 4/10/14
Quality
I was kind of sceptical at first. I shot a couple of magazines through it and had no misfeeds or jams. Compared to other sites and brokerage houses this thing is selling on the cheap side. I have been thoroughly impressed so far.
Yes, you want one of these
Review by Chuck on 4/2/14
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Four stars only because I've not had the chance to light this one up. Once you hold it, any ideas of this being an awkward gun vanish. Once you hold it, you understand. Some have whined about the button on the backside not working right. You have to actually close it.
A very, capital V, very easy strip and clean. If you're a sissy about finish, let it go. It came from a factory far far away. Buy this. Thank you Classic Firearms!
Great Pistol!
Review by John on 4/2/14
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I got one of these last week and have already put a couple hundred rounds thru it. I am extremely pleased with it. The construction is rock solid and the finish is very nice. It functioned beautifully (except for a few FTF from the 60 year old surplus ammo I was using). The magazines are rugged and are a breeze to insert and remove. The only thing I didn't like was that the front sight blade is a weak plastic screw that has a slot cut out in the middle of it (?). It broke when I was drifting the front sight. I was able to repair and reinstall it. Other than that I love this pistol! Get one while you still can.
End of Course Survey
Review by John on 3/23/14
Quality
Shipping normal, picked up from FFL and was immediately pleased with the way this weapon looked! After about 3 weeks took out to range and fired a few rounds slow then emptyed the magazine firing rapid fire. Not one FTF or FTE. Great gun for the money! Glad I made the purchase!
Minor issues, but for $299.99, great gun
Review by Tavolo on 3/21/14
Quality
I usually don't write reviews but I felt compelled. I purchased mine with a gift certificate that was given as a late birthday present. And that is the only reason I give it four stars instead of five. There were some minor but very frustrating complications in trying to use the certificate. The code was invalid for at least 48 hours before it would except it. Once that hurdle was out of the way, everything else was smooth sailing. The gun arrived fast and in superb condition, I took it apart(very easy to do) and cleaned it. I have shot roughly 200 rounds through it with four different mags with no problem. When I took it apart there were some rough edges, but filing and reblue kit you would never know. At the price of 299.99 you get more than what you pay for. I'm seriously considering purchasing a few more of these. But most definitely puchasing from Classic Firearms in the future. Thanks to the builders, sales, customer service and everyone in between. And some people are saying that ammo is hard to find. I can get it anytime I want in MS. Surplus and new brass. I pay $17 aprox. for 50 rounds surplus and around $26 for new brass.
The Coolest Gun You'll Ever Own
Review by Michael on 3/9/14
Quality
Alright, this is officially my favoritest gun. Ever.

This thing is so flipping accurate for a sub-gun, it's kind of ridiculous. And that's WITHOUT use of the stock! At 25 yards, and roughly 150 rds, there was no more middle to my target. I've put probably over 1000 rounds through it so far.

Due to the weight of the gun, recoil is very minimal. It's a bit hefty to hold with no stock, but you'll get over it.

I was having a lot of light strikes (about one or two every 100 rounds) and decided my buffer looked pretty beat to sheeet and probably was not giving me enough spring tension. I got a new one from Blackjack Buffers and now no more light strikes. Boom. Literally.

I only use new production ammo and keep it clean! Pick one o these bad boys up so you make all your friends jealous when they're gone! ;)
Coolest Gun You'll Ever Own
Review by Mike P on 3/9/14
Quality
Alright, this is officially my favoritest gun. Ever.

This thing is so flipping accurate for a sub-gun, it's kind of ridiculous. And that's WITHOUT use of the stock! At 25 yards, and roughly 150 rds, there was no more middle to my target. I've put probably over 1000 rounds through it so far.

Due to the weight of the gun, recoil is very minimal. It's a bit hefty to hold with no stock, but you'll get over it.

I was having a lot of light strikes (about one or two every 100 rounds) and decided my buffer looked pretty beat to sheeet and probably was not giving me enough spring tension. I got a new one from Blackjack Buffers and now no more light strikes. Boom. Literally.

I only use new production ammo and keep it clean! Pick one o these bad boys up so you make all your friends jealous when they're gone! ;)
pps43c
Review by Diz on 3/7/14
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Great gun fast shipping and a great price customer support was amazing to will be ordering from classic firearms again for sure
Honest Review
Review by mickeyMouse on 2/27/14
Quality
I am not going to sugar coat my review just because I'm excited about a new gun. The amount of stars i give aren't based on "like or dislike". The star rating clearly says "Quality" and will be judged as such. That being said, I bought two of these guns and so the rating will be based off of both.


First gun (7.62x25):
I got this gun and noticed the front barrel shroud and barrel were very crooked (down and to the right) relative to the centerline of the receiver. I used a laser bore sighter to align the front sight but it hit the limit of windage before I could zero it and the front sight was so high it was almost touching the right front sight protector ear. Since the barrel shroud is crooked it protrudes into the receiver more and interferes with the path of the bolt. The gun is useless and I have to send it to IO Inc for a replacement but it has been weeks and still no call back from their gunsmith. There was some poor workmanship grinding in a few other spots where they forced the upper and lower to fit.

Second Gun (9mm):
This one was built properly. It functioned ok with my hand loads but the ejector/spring guide didn't reach far enough into the center of the bolt face and would fail to eject some cases. I had a jam once and after I cleared the stuck case I found two more empty cases that had fallen under the bolt in the empty spot in the lower receiver section. I had to squeeze the receiver a bit to take up some excessive clearance between the bolt and receiver. This brought the ejector closer to the center of the bolt and fixed my ejection problems. This gun also had some poor workmanship where the upper and lower latch hole is.

The design overall:
The stamped steel edges will slice your hand. Use a diamond file and some touch up bluing on the cocking handle slot and under the chamber area where your hand will rub the receiver when holding at the mag well. The semi -auto firing mechanism looks frail. The hammer is not hardened properly as it is beat up from hitting the firing pin. I really hope there will be spare parts years from now when they break. The folded stock looks neat but expect some cuts or blisters on your fingers as the stock rail sticks out right in the way. While this is a neat gun I don't think the 5 stars it keeps getting is justifiable even for a novelty gun. I would say max is 4 stars if it’s in perfect working order. Since there is a chance you'll get a poor quality lemon like I did I bumped it down to 3 stars.
great shooter!!
Review by Douglas on 2/23/14
Quality
what a head turner this gun is! and when I went to the range it did not disappoint! flawless!
thanks classic for a great purchase, and customer service! shipped very quickly. I have since ordered many more different guns from you!!
PPS-43C Review
Review by MGW2011 on 2/18/14
Quality
I really like this semi-auto re-make by the famous RADOM Company's infamous Russian WWII Submachine Gun.. It's a great buy & the price is right. The Gun is lots of fun to shoot & pretty accurate at close range. I would recommend everyone buy one while they're still being sold here in the USA. It's easy to shoot & simple to disassemble & clean. It fires great on new production ammunition without any problems. The older surplus ammo has quite a few misfires due to harder primers but will fire after reloading them over again. Buy the "Shooters Package" to get a great carrying case along with 3 extra magazines, highly recommended....
I like it
Review by James on 2/16/14
Quality
All tho I have not had the chance to fire it, (finding ammo is like hens teeth) I think it is bad ass!! Still cannot believe this is classified as a hand gun. Would be interesting to qualify with it for a concealed carry permit! Just kidding. Fit and finish is nice, I disassembled the entire gun and found a few sharp edges from the machining, fine tooth file smoothed it nice. So far very happy with my purchase.
Cant beat it
Review by Southern Boy on 2/4/14
Quality
I bought my PPS-43c early January, but today i had time and warmer weather, so I took it to the range. Grouping was nice, shot like a dream, it felt like shooting a .22! Now if ammo was as easy to find as it is shooting this gun I would be in heaven. If you are thinking about buying one, stop thinking and buy it! Easy cleaning gun, and price will only go up.
Nice, but with issues
Review by Gary on 2/3/14
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Enjoyable gun and it has always fed, fired, and ejected. But with new commercial ammo I have consistently bulged, cratered primers, expanded brass at the neck, and dented brass after ejection. Classic and the importer very helpful and offered to examine and repair, but with a 8 week turnaround. Online research revealed similar problems helped by adding weight to the bolt and sometimes shimming the spring. I added weight to the bolt and this cured 80% of the problem so I will hang onto it as is.
great gun
Review by bigshooter5000 on 1/28/14
Quality
I bought this on a spur of the moment, and im glad i did
Great Semi Auto version of the PaPa-Sha, PPS-43
Review by MGW2011 on 1/24/14
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I bought the original 7.62x25mm version of the PPS-43C with the shooters package. I'm very happy with my new PaPa-Sha Gun, (5 mags, & new soft black case). It's a really cool looking little sub-gun, it's pretty accurate, easy to shoot & a lot of fun to shoot on the range, (& it turns a lot of heads too). I would highly recommend using the newer manufactured 7.62x25mm Tokerav ammo though. The old surplus ammo seems to have a very hard primer & doesn't fire every round on the 1st strike, but I reloaded the misfires in another magazine & they all fired on the second try... With new production ammo, it fires flawlessly.. BUY ONE ASAP while you still can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a+++++++++++++++
Review by james on 1/21/14
Quality
gun looks awesome very happy with gun service and shipping they could have told me they have a 9mm version, but ill just have to buy that one too . thanks classic will buy again
"Cool" factor outweighs awkwardness.
Review by Robert on 1/21/14
Quality
Heck of a great Christmas present, eh? This semi-automatic subgun is the highest quality East Bloc arm that I have encountered. The stamped and riveted construction yielded no sharp edges whatsoever. The black finish was smooth and tool marks were non existent. The forward magazine well, designed with use as a foregrip, is comfortable to hold, and the magazine release lies just beneath the shooters thumb.
The PPS43 does not come with a manual, and I couldn't find an English translation online. Wikipedia provided the specs (!) and trial and error found the release to swing the upper receiver from to lower to provide access to the bolt, barrel breech, and trigger group. Okay, the gun is probably too simple to require a manual. There are only about a dozen components and, these were designed to be overhauled with a hammer and screwdriver by a goatherd conscript.
The sights are sharp and clear. The front sight is easily adjustable for windage and the rear sight has two settings; 100 and 200 meters.
I tested the pistol out back in 20 degree weather with gloves on. Not a problem. I tried one magazine with a full charge of 35 rounds of PRVI Partisan ammo, and tested another three mags with five rounds each. The cartridges snapped into the mags from one to thirty-five with no difficulty, and fed flawlessly through the last shot. There is no bolt hold open feature following the last shot. I'm guessing that an extra device would complicate the works.
My main objective besides testing for functionality was to figure out how to hold a 6-1/2 pound handgun and shoot the thing accurately. I chose a seated position and rested my elbows on my knees. The sling (not included) provided extra support, although the standard web sling is a little short for more than carrying. With this sling installed the PPS hangs flat against the back when hung from the right shoulder.
Like I said, it is awkward to shoot, but once a solid position is acquired, the trigger is silky smooth and breaks without disturbing the aim. At fifteen yards the rounds hit about two inches above point of aim. The empty brass was ejected ten yards to just forward of the firing line. Had I known this, I would have avoided launching half of the reload able brass into the high weeds. Nuts.
I did all my shooting with gloves on and had a ball bouncing my rubber bouncy targets around the yard. No complaints here. The PPS43 is about as cool as they come.
Good Value
Review by Darryl on 1/17/14
Quality
A little slow shipping... would be nice to have gotten a little owners manual of sorts.
front sight broke
Review by joseph on 1/17/14
Quality
front sight post broke off in the first 5 rounds and i was ignored with the 3 or 4 attempts i made to have have another sent. it can be sent in an envelope with a stamp and id say classic has one laying around.... otherwise the pps43 is a fine weapon.
An awesome firearm and first class service from Classic
Review by hayabusa2 on 12/31/13
Quality
I heard some great things about this firearm so I decided to purchase one from Classic. I couldn't be more pleased with this weapon and the service I received from Classic. It's in brand new condition and really much better made, than I expected at this price point. If you decide to purchase one, I don't think you will be disappointed!
PPS-43C review
Review by Jim11dd on 12/30/13
Quality
Hello Classic just wanted to let you know I had received the shipment of PPS-43C pistols I had ordered from you. Great product at a great price. I have a small retail shop in north Texas and depend on outlets such as Classis Firearms to keep a steady supply of firearms at a good price. Thank you and hope you have a great New Years. May God bless you.
Fun gun
Review by Brian on 12/24/13
Quality
Nice gun. Shiny finish with no blemishes. A real blast at the range.
Funnest Fun Gun EVER!!
Review by Mike P on 12/21/13
Quality
This is probably the funnest gun I have ever fired or owned. There is practically no recoil, it's quite accurate for a "sub gun" and the thing is stupid easy to take apart and maintain.

The only negative I can put here is that the front post sight came out (Or broke off?) while at the range for the first time. Classic doesn't have replacements and IO doesn't get back to you, but this is apparently a fairly common problem among these guns, so says the forums, so check your front sight!! I was able to find a replacement on gunbroker.com and all is good!

Other than that, a sure new favorite of mine!
Awesome finish, awesome accuracy, awesome GUN!
Awesome gun I bought 2
Review by Happywelder on 12/17/13
Quality
This is a awesome gun and you can't go wrong with. I bought 2 of these and they shoot like a dream. They are fun and cheap to shoot. I ordered army surplus mags online so i had extra. Bullets are decently priced and the fact the 7.62 X 25 are one of the fastest hand gun rounds makes this gun even better. So please buy one and enjoy it.
Another great Classic gun
Review by Dan on 12/1/13
Quality
Just took the pps43 out and shot it. What a hoot! A lot of fun and no problems. Another great purchase from Classic!
Looks Awesone and Shoots Great!!!
Review by cem9235 on 11/9/13
Quality
Just bought one of these guns and shipping was lightning fast!! Great customer service and the gun was in perfect condition. Took it out yesterday to shoot, and it had absolutely no issues at all. Very smooth shooting firearm. I definitely recommend one of these guns, and as always I trust classicarms more than anyone else out there. Thank you for being trustworthy
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Review by Hanson on 9/3/13
Quality
Wonderful weapon! Shoots a little high, but, other than that, spectacular. There are two reasons for the 4-Star review: The woman (cannot remember her name) that took my order over the phone was extremely rude, and sighed numerous times while trying to locate one of the additional items I wanted; second, I find it slightly irritating that they throw in an optional carrying case and three additional magazines for $60 shortly after I purchased the weapon.
outstanding semi auto submachine gun
Review by privateer on 7/18/13
Quality
Friends: I bought a PPS-43C pistol when they first came on the scene.I own a Radom made M-44 carbine and a Radom made P-64 handgun.This copy of the WW2 sub machine gun was used by the Polish military during the cold war years and the Radom Arsenal made guns were very well finished.I bought 1800 hundred rounds of surplus Polish 7.62x25 ammo and later was offered 1200 hundred rounds of new Seller and Bellot factory ammo at a great price.The gun came with four magazines and three were wrapped in paper marked 'spare parts" All of the magazines work perfectly.These can be stopped from importation with the stroke of the Presidents pen and Classic Firearms is the place to secure one for yourself.
One Badass Pistol
Review by Tim on 7/14/13
Quality
Just received my PPS43, this is one solid gun, fires very well, looks like new, nice finish on the metal, blued finish, handles very well with very little recoil and not a lot of noise. Ran a few full mags through so just be sure to clean the gun and mags first or you will get jams. Fires very smoothly. For the money this is a unique, effective, and collectable firearm. Thanks Classic for providing an honest service to firearms enthusiasts.

TIm
Excellent Firearm and Service!
Review by William W on 7/12/13
Quality
Listen to me people! Classic Firearms ROCKS! I ordered one of these PPS-43C's and there was an issue with the barrel. I sent it back and got another one. They refunded my money without any issue and the replacement firearm is GREAT! This is the second gun I've purchased from Classic and will purchase more...and more...and more!!! This particular gun is as much fun to shoot as it is to look at!
Great quality, fun to shoot!
Review by jason on 6/22/13
Quality
The PPS-43 pistol is one solid built weapon. This steel beast is simple in design and can be operated by even the most novice shooter. The PPS is extremely fun to shoot, has little to no recoil, and spot on target. Plinking at the range on Sundays will never be the same! Thanks Classic!
good value
Review by none on 5/19/13
Quality
Have two PPS43C. Both shot well out of the box using Wichester rounds. No problems either gun. Switched to late-50s russian brass/fmj and both had the occasional failure-to-eject (assume powder in rounds had slight degradation). Using Winchester ammo still shoots 100%. Cheap, sturdy, easy to clean and overall fun to shoot. May get another just to have for good spare parts,
Dobre!
Review by J. R. on 5/15/13
Quality
I have enjoyed this gun for several months after a quick and painless delivery from Classic. It's fun to shoot and look at and easy to take care of.
the most fun gun I own
Review by Jim on 5/7/13
Quality
What a gun. I love it. I did have a problem with the recoil spring pad. It was soft and tore apart while shooting. I replaced it with a piece of leather and solved problem. Very few misfires with old surplus ammo. A one inch piece of steel fell out of the gun but I was unable to identify. It does not effect the way gun shoots. Buy one while you can.
Interesting an fun
Review by michael on 5/2/13
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Very interesting gun always loved the cal. carried one for years in my truck when tokerev's were 75. ea deadly accurate rnd , this makes a great personel suppressor in the spray an pray type weapon
PPS-43c
Review by Robert on 4/25/13
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All I can say is WOW !!!!! I bought this PPS43 in January and today is the first time i had a chance to shoot it. I did'nt clean it, just put some ammo in it and it shot flawlessly. Another GREAT purchase from Classic Firearms.
Tons of fun!
Review by Nightflyer on 4/16/13
Quality
This is one of several guns that I have purchased from Classic. It shipped quickly and was nicely packaged. The fit and finish is about what you would expect for this type of weapon. Gun arrived wet with gun oil but no gunk. It cleaned up quickly. One of the two mags that came with it required some work to make it function properly. it would seat just fine, but was extremely difficult to get out . After a bit of fitting it works fine. Very simple and fun gun. Take down is easy which is a plus when using corrosive surplus ammo. Not the most practical gun out there but a great addition to my Mil surp collection. Will definitely buy more firearms from Classic!!!
one fun gun
Review by astegs on 4/12/13
Quality
very impressed with gun, showed up quickly considering our current situation and was in excellent condition, my ffl was also impressed. ALOT of fun to shoot stocked up on mags while there still available, classic arms was great and have been on all my other purchases. sights leave somthing to be desired but so it is with this gun, may have to figure out a way to mount optics, overall very pleased!!
kick &ss firearm
Review by japokat13 on 4/9/13
Quality
I bought mine before the price got too high, and received 4 mags as well, I have shot about 200+ rounds through it and it functions great,only had 2 light primer strikes(probably because I was bump firing). Also to the asshat who complained about the price increase, you should have bought it before all this stuff happened,I picked up 2000 rounds of romy ammo for $350 at a gunshow, I also have the romy tok pistol to make it a set.( looking forward to the zombie apocolypse) Thanks, Classic, keep up the good work!!!
Pistol 4 stars, Customer service 5!
Review by Sammy Zen U on 3/16/13
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I ordered my PPS 43c during the height of the rush sometime in late December. Shipping wasn't very fast at that time, but I didn't expect it would be. I received the pistol and the shooter's package and everything was as I expected. Cleaned up all the cosmoline and had it out to the range within a week or so. Worked great initially, but encountered some firing pin problems after @240 rounds. After contacting the folks there at Classic and discussing the problem with them via email, we finally came up with a repair solution. They went out of their way to help me in any way possible, Rick especially!

Long story short, I was finally able to return to the range after the repair and it is shooting great now. I've made a few upgrades. Try painting the front post sight with some neon nail polish, it helps to make it much more visible. I also cut the notch deeper on the rear sight ( the 100 yard notch) to make it as deadly accurate at 10 yards as it is at 50.

Customer service at Classic really is as good as people in the reviews say. Everyone there I communicated with went out of their way to help and showed genuine concern for the problem and I was more than satisfied with the end results. These were cheaper a while back. Guess what? So was everything else! Classic's prices are more than competitive with anyone elses' and their customer service can't be beat. Suffice it to say I have since ordered the Romanian TTC pistol and just yesterday ordered the M44 Mosin Nagant to keep them company.

Classic Firearms, you have a customer for life! (any chance at a hand pick on that M44?)
Awsome peice of history
Review by BackWoodsDrifter on 3/15/13
Quality
Glad I finally broke down and got one, wish i would have done it years ago when surplus ammo was still cheap and easy to find. Finish was great and it functions fine. Been stocking up on Mags for these. Great costumer service I will be from again!
Not so great news
Review by LC on 3/13/13
Quality
Have been a fan of this site for a couple of years. Liked the products and the prices.
Sad to see that you folks have given in to the greed like so many others.

This PPS-43c has been offered for a long time at 269.00, now suddenly 439.00.

Shame on you ... have you improved the gun any, or just your profit margin ???

You should educate yourself a bit before before point the "greed" finger. Yes, I find this type of non-sense quite annoying. Do you really think it is the re-sellers that control 100% of the pricing? Can one truly be that naive? Do you not think the exporters see what is happening in our country and in turn raise their prices to the importers (and we are not an importer)? Do you not think the importers also increase their margins out of fear they might soon have to shut their doors if imports or "assault" rifle bans are passed? Or if our president goes along with UN desires of prohibiting most imports of firearms which of course he can do with the stroke of a pen? Go ahead and call the importer of this gun, IO INC, and ask them how much the prices have increased to their distributors like Classic Firearms. Their phone # is 704-225-8843. People who make un-informed conclusions like you did in your review certainly have something in common with Feinstein in CA! They make conclusions while not having a clue what they are talking about! Shame on you .... have you tried thinking or educating yourself before you type, or do you prefer being like Feinstein ???

- The Classic Firearms Team

pps-43c
Review by Everett on 3/11/13
Quality
This is the first time buying from classic firearms. Was very impressed with the professionalism. Perfect transaction. Fast shipping. The pps-43c is perfect, Well built and fires and functions flawlessly. Looking forward to doing business with classic firearms in the future. Thank you for a job well done....
overall very satisfied
Review by bmak on 3/1/13
Quality
This was my first time dealing with Classic Firearms and I purchased at the beginning of the frenzy in December and the service and delivery was great under the circumstances. At $399 the price was right for a novelty firearm like the PPS-43. I haven't had it to the range yet since ammo is very scarce and very expensive. That is the only drawback. This is a specialty ammo and surplus ammo has been hoarded up so it is not cheap to shoot this round anymore. As far a the gun itself, it is very heavy and don't expect tight tolerances as it was designed to be cheaply mass produced then and still is now. You can expect to turn a lot of heads, have a really cool firearm to show off for years to come, and get great service from Classic Firearms.
can't wait!!
Review by James on 2/21/13
Quality
Just picked up my PPS-43C this morning along with two extra mags. It looks fantastic after a quick inspection.One of the mags little floor plate slide had come off in the box, but slid it right back on. The reviews on this have been awesome, and one of the factors in buying this high-cap. mag pistol, is to stick it in your face MR PRESIDENT. Not really, just as my own little protest. I also recently bought the Romanian TTC Tokarev pistol, also in the 7.62X25 caliber. Also a great looking pistol for it's age. I can't wait to get out and do some shooting with both of these beauties. Looks like the price has gone up a bit on the PPC-43C, so my advice is to get off the fence if you are hesitating and get one while you can.
Jim
pps-43c pistol
Review by dav on 2/21/13
Quality
Love my pps-43, everything looks great on it, get alot of looks on the range. Ammo has been hard to come by have only gotten to fire it once and had alot of misfires due to bad surplus ammo. other than ammo I love the gun.
PPS-43c
Review by Ed on 2/15/13
Quality
Saw this vintage pistol, read about, and decided to buy one. Now I have two. Love it. Is very accurate. Recoil is slight unless I'm shooting over 400 rounds. Just an awlful lot of fun
Ammunition is tough to find right now but being how things are right now they'll come back around.
Can't say enough about the excellent service Classic Firearms provides. Very friendly and professional. When Classic says they shipped the order - it's here within a couple days. They are very information. If you have a question it is answered within an hour or so. Just a great group of people to work with.
fun to shoot and crazy accurate!
Review by Emmanuel on 2/7/13
Quality
I purchased two of these one as a shooter and one to keep untouched and wow they are amazing pistols. They are so fun to shoot and easy to clean. I did have a problem with them opening up as we were shooting but removed a leather piece inside weapon and fixed it. Put 400 rounds through it and didn't miss a beat.
good
Review by Bryan on 2/4/13
Quality
Just what I was looking for.
Nice firearm, head turner.
Review by Bushrod on 2/3/13
Quality
Firearm arrived in solid packaging with two magazines. Everything looked very good, just as advertised. Took to the range yesterday and fired about 100 rounds through the pistol. Had 4 misfires, all of which had good solid pin contact, probably a bad primer. I was using 80s vintage Romanian ammo. The firearm was very dirty from the ammo. Cleaning was a breeze, although it took a long time due to the large amount of residue on the weapon. I would recommend wearing a glove on your forward hand, mine is sore today from the recoil. Overall this was a very nice gun.
Polish WWII submachine gun made semi auto.
Review by baseballparent on 1/29/13
Quality
Original Polish PPS-43C sub-machine gun in a semi-auto version. It is in the 7.62x25 caliber.
I have bought 2 of these from this company and have been very much surprised by the great quality of each. For a WWII gun, these come in excellent condition. Great super gun and a fun gun to shoot. They are very accurate and will shoot out to 200 meters( aprox. 216 yards. Thanks Classic Firearms for another fine product, excellent customer service, and very fast shipping.
Polish WWII submachine gun made semi auto.
Review by baseballparent on 1/29/13
Quality
Original Polish PPS-43C sub-machine gun in a semi-auto version. It is in the 7.62x25 caliber.
I have bought 2 of these from this company and have been very much surprised by the great quality of each. For a WWII gun, these come in excellent condition. Great super gun and a fun gun to shoot. They are very accurate and will shoot out to 200 meters( aprox. 216 yards. Thanks Classic Firearms for another fine product, excellent customer service, and very fast shipping.
A Bit of History
Review by Tom on 1/25/13
Quality
Although this firearm was made after WWII and is Polish, it is an excellent functioning replica of the Russian PPS43 sub-machinegun of WWII. As a collector of WWII firearms it was difficult to pass on the opportunity to own one of these; even with the recent price increases. I do not expect them to be available as a new purchase much longer and I’m fairly confident that prices will double a few years down the road. I do not intend to shoot this firearm often, as I am more intrigued with it for presentation purposes. Nonetheless, I have tried it out and would like to make a few observations regarding its capability as a shooter.

First, my PPS43c works flawlessly with commercial ammunition. Reliability is less with hard military surplus primers.

Second, it is reasonably accurate (even without the stock) and the sights can be adjusted to the user’s liking.

Third, recoil is minimal. A “hail of lead” can be put down range with reasonable accuracy.

Fourth, both magazines were in excellent condition and work properly.

Fifth, the “lock work” inside the pistol was well done. Precise in its semi-auto function, appears adequately hardened, and the hammer locks back properly; which was a problem on the earlier versions.

If you are looking at the PPS43c as “a shooter”, there may be better choices in the small machine pistol, high capacity magazine genre. If you are looking for a functional piece of history for the occasional plinking session, this one is hard to beat.
great gun
Review by ALAN on 1/15/13
Quality
Just purchased my second one. First one accurate as hell(surprisingly). Fun to shoot, cheap to shoot. Around 1000 rounds fired through first one at rapid fire and no malfunctions. I strongly recommend this gun for the enthusiast.
Keep it simple stupid
Review by Cabana Boy on 1/14/13
Quality
Just received my PPS-43C, caused quite a stir at my local FFL...(Room went silent!) Even amongst the AR-15 faithful. (They don't know what they're missing!) Hit the range on the weekend, (another "E F Hutton" type moment) and squeezed off about 60 to 70 rounds through all mags, and I'm happy to report that she fired flawlessly, even freakishly accurate at 25, 35 & 50 ft....Easy to field strip & clean, most fun I've had in years. God, do I love "Eastern Block" stuff!! Kudos to Classic Firearms for a superb product!! I've already ordered and waiting on a Tokarev and have referred you to friends.....Keep up the good work!

Eric & Rachel
Gun range head turner
Review by Jim on 12/30/12
Quality
Fun gun, had some problems, it would open up while firing, easy fix. Works great now.
Happy to own one!
Review by Leo on 12/21/12
Quality
Pros: Very easy to handle; a replica piece of WW2 victorious history; the most accurate shooter among my collections (to my surprise).

Cons: 3 out of the 4 mags do not fit well into the gun, but got prompt advice from Classic Arms tech support, the manufacturer IO Inc's replacement mags are on the way.

Conclusion: Glad to have one, and plan to buy one more later (even though the price has increased since my prior purchase).
Awesome Gun!
Review by FLshooter on 12/10/12
Quality
Saw this gun in a magazine and had to have it and classic is the only online place I trust so I grabbed one right away. I was more impressed than the reviews I read. This thing worked flawlessly through 4 magazines and I was hitting targets at 50 yards with no problem. Very accurate and honestly a very practical gun! This is not a novelty gun to me! Awesome gun for the $ and I will probably buy another.
My new favorite gun!
Review by Paul on 12/7/12
Quality
I love this gun. Just got this a couple of weeks ago, and on my first trip to the range, it had the attention of everyone there. People stopped by to ask what it was, including the range officers. I tried 4 kinds of 7.62x25 Tokarev surplus ammo - Polish, Bulgarian, Chinese and Czech -- all ran through no problem. I had a couple of light primer strikes in all the ammo I ran through, and since most of it is 50+ year old surplus, I chalk it up to that. I worried originally that this gun would be hard to aim without a stock, but my first shot was a kill shot directly dead center through the head of the paper target. All four mags worked out of the box, and this fits perfectly in the Bulldog 25" bag. Very very satisfied with this purchase.
Great fun
Review by PupSter on 12/4/12
Quality
Love this a great fun and very reliable gun. Might even make a good home defense weapon or personal defense weapon...
Bullet Eating Monster
Review by Richard on 11/29/12
Quality
Loaded 4 mags in my papasha as the Russkies call it and let me tell ya you do not want to be down range from this thing we put holes in our steel targets that stop 45 cal. rounds we had no jambs and a lot of fun with this Bullet eating machine
NICE!
Review by eugene on 11/9/12
Quality
Love this weapon, but need to report a minor issue. First time to the range it fired 3 times out of 20 or so rounds chambered. Got pissed and put it away. When I got home and after cleaning it, I noticed the un-fired rounds had light primer hits. Checking the hammer, I noticed 1 of the Hammer springs was not engaging. I put it into proper position and it ran great next trip to the range. Fun weapon, especially rapid fire from hip! Just thought I'd mention the fix needed in case someone else should run into the same problem.

Great gun
Review by Anton on 11/7/12
Quality
Bought my PPS not long ago and took it to the range and the gun shoots perfect, no misfires, my gun seemed to be in execellent condition when I picked it up and just all around a great shooter and overall weapon.
absolutely wonderful weapon
Review by egene on 9/18/12
Quality
I got one because of a friends advice, best thing I've done in a while. shoots great, is an absolute blast. functioned flawlessly. took a while to get the cosmoline off but it was so worth it. grab them while you can. I hope to buy at least one more before they are gone.
TOO MUCH FUN
Review by Flash on 8/4/12
Quality
Forget the range, take this gun outside and let it rip. It fires fast, it fires accurately. If the folding stock worked, you would not miss your target with it. Excellent shape fit and finish. Thinking of getting a second.
No wonder this helped win WW2
Review by Nathan on 7/23/12
Quality
I got this firearm about two weeks ago. Received from FFL with no problems. Gun looked AMAZING. Got to see my old friend cosmoline again but that is to be expected with any surplus firearm. Weather was too hot or rainy here in the hoosier state for a little bit but finally got to take it for a run this weekend. Shot about 100 bulgarian surplus round without a jam or misfire. About a 2in-3in grouping for a novice shooter at 50 yards. Awesome weapon, fun to shoot, and great service all around from my favorite website! Thanks classic firearms!!!
Great Gun/ Fun to Shoot!!
Review by Marty/Texas on 6/25/12
Quality
Classic Firearms does it again, Great Service and Great Prices!! I have taken mine to the range several times and have had no problems!!
This is a really fun gun to shoot!! Lots of compliments from other shooters, they all are impressed.
Overall Waste of $329
Review by NHGuy on 6/25/12
Quality
Hi. First of all I bought the shooters package and they sent me the gun only. They didn''t answer my email, so I called and they said they would send the missing items.

I Fired the gun three times and the back end of the gun kept popping open. Turns out the latch pin was not going into the latch hole because of dirt/junk. Cleaned that and it stayed closed. Took it back to range today and had 9 light strikes and no strikes in a row. Then on the 10th time, Parts of the extractor broke off the assembly.

I have wanted this gun for a long time.. Now it looks like I paid alot of money for a gun that I will never be able to shoot again.

I have lurked on this web site for a long time. This was my first order and I am very disappointed.

Hello NHGUY - I read your review above I apologize you are having an issue with the PPS-43C you purchased from us. It is extremely rare to hear of any issues with this gun. However, we always want to fix any issues that do arise so you can be pleased with your purchase in the end. We are sometimes slow to respond to emails as we get hundreds per day, but we do eventually respond to every single email we receive. Speaking of emails, I just sent you one so we can move forward with getting this issue fixed for you. We certainly want you to be able to enjoy and feel good about your purchase from us, feel free to contact me directly any time. God Bless.....Rick Jones

- The Classic Firearms Team

Amazing
Review by Matt Williams on 6/22/12
Quality
If you throw a one-point sling on this is becomes an amazing semi-automatic weapon. Simply "punch it out" as you would with an MP-5 and you are good to go. The 7.62 x 25 round is hot enough to beat most body armor and the mechanism is simple enough to require little or no modification to make it combat ready.
A lot of fun to shoot!
Review by Azpilot on 6/15/12
Quality
Picked up this gun as I'm into older military guns rather than the newer ones. Grabbed some ammo and went to the range. Couldn't be happier with this pistol. At 25 yds easily can put rounds in a 2" circle and its really not much more kick than a 9mm. Gets a lot of looks at the range as well. Many of my friends now want to pick one up!!
excellent price, great deal
Review by devinsdad76 on 6/11/12
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You won't beat the price anywhere! I also bought it with the shooters kit. No problems its real fun to shoot!
very pleased!
Review by woodlands tom on 5/31/12
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I bought this with the shooters package, which was a good value. I've had no negative issues whatsover with this gun or any of its four magazines. It's fun to shoot, just the sight of it would make a bad guy soil his pants, and the price is incredible. Classic Firearms had it to my dealer in 3 days, so you can't beat that.