Hungarian Weapons - Femaru FEG Pistols

FÉG RK-59 Police Pistol

Manufactured by Fémáru és Szerszámgépgyár NV, Budapest 1959-60
Aluminum frame
Caliber 9x18mm Makarov
6-rd magazine

In 1958 the Hungarian National Police ordered a new service pistol in 9x18mm Makarov caliber and light aluminum frame. This pistol was to replace the heavier steel framed .32acp Police Pistol 48.M. The development was finished by 1959 and the pistol was called RK-59. It is Walther PP-size, disassembly/assembly is similar to the Walther PP. The aluminum frame is lighter than the steel.
Only a small number of pistols were made because it turned out that the aluminum frame had a short service life. It wore out faster and/or broke. This problem was worked out metallurgically for the FÉG R61 pistol.
The grip is too short for larger hands and for the higher recoil, but the gun is still accurate. The magazine is interchangeable with the later more popular PA-63's 7-rounder.

The safety is an improvement over the PP's. See more design improvements of the Walther PPK by FÉG.