Simson-Suhl· Platinum Bullet Member
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DDR Makarovs usually have the last two numbers of the serial number engraved by electro-pen on certain parts as: hammer, sear, safety, and trigger bar. Some of my DDR's have the numbers that appear to be applied after the parts were blued, as the scratchings are white metal. I have others that have the correct serial two diget numbers, however, the parts seem to be reblued as the numbers blue rather than white. Some of the numbers are very difficult to read without a magnifying glass. The Germans were very through in the maintenance of their Makarovs, did they reblue these parts for a reason?? Also I have a 65 DDR that is very near mint that the parts do not have a number of any type engraved on them. I believe the parts in the 65 to be German as the German made parts usually have what I would call an I.D. as the circle small case "f" on the ejector, small case "c" in a circle on the hammer, etc. Main springs may or may not have the two digit numbers, the 65 slide and frame serial numbers match, as do the assembly number (or whatever it is) on the trigger guard and frame. The grips are in the best condition of any DDR that I have purchased, near mint. They also have the hole drilled in the back of the grip for the lanyard so that means it is possible that they are the orginal grips and not a new replacement. Any thoughts or ideas?