Ran across this at a local gun show. Vendor spun interesting tale that it was "German", but made for China. I think he was trying to say it was supposedly a "sterile" Makarov. I thought I knew better. I bet you do too. I worked hard to not laugh at the guy and piss him off. I know what I think it really is, but I'd like the forum's brain trust of those more experienced with Makarovs than I to chime in please. The price was south of $350. The photos include *ALL* of the markings on the pistol (save for the electropenciled matching serial number on the magazine). There are no visible Importer marks I can find anywhere on the pistol. I assume it has been rearsenaled/refinished and probably rebarrelled. What do you think, and did I get screwed or not? And would you please explain the markings at the back of the frame close to the date and hammer, and the two on each side of the barrel lug. The only serial numbered parts I've found so far are the slide and frame (partially blurred on purpose). There are no markings under the grip.