FEG PA-63

The FEG PA-63 is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by the FEGARMY Arms Factory of Hungary.

FEG PA-63
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer FEG (Fegyver-es Gepgyar)
Origin Hungary
Country Name Origin Year
Hungary 1959
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Hungary View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
FEG (Fegyver-es Gepgyar) View

FEGARMY Arms Factory 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. By the late 1950s FEG began making broader changes resulting in the PA-63, which uses a 9x18mm Makarov round. It quickly became standard issue to both Hungarian military and police forces. Due to its popularity and relative durability FEG later issued models using .32ACP and .380 ACP caliber rounds (FEG AP9 and PMK-380 respectively).

The Military standard PA-63 version sports a two-tone polished aluminium frame with black slide, grips, trigger and hammer assembly. While unusual for military issue in that a reflective polish was used, it was chosen due to its relative cheapness as well as quicker build time.

 Problems related to the durability of the aluminium frame were resolved prior to the development of the PA-63 in 1961 with the production of the FEG R-61 Police Pistol. The addition of .1% titanium to the aluminium alloy solved premature alloy frame wear problems inherent in the earlier FEG aluminium framed pistols. This development was then applied to all aluminium framed FEG guns including the PA-63.

Weight - 21oz (unloaded), 26oz (loaded)

Length - 6.9 in

Barrel length - 3.9 in

Cartridge - 9x18mm Makarov

Action - blowback

Muzzle velocity - 315 m/s

Effective range - 50 m (54.7 yd)

Feed system - 7-round detachable box magazine

Sights - blade front, notch rear

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