Picked up an East German Makarov a few months ago for about $165. In my opinion, this was a steal. Bore was perfect, with some minor bluing from holster wear. The Bulgarian Maks can be had for $149, unissued/unfired with mags and cleaning kit. The Russian go for $250, but the Bulgarian is just as good. Although I usually carry one of my Glocks, the Makarov is one of the best values out there. Built like a tank, and parts are actually easy to buy. JHP ammo goes for $6 a box (Barnaul). http://www.makarov.com/guns/0564.htm For the $$, the gun cant be beat. Once you buy one, you will fall in love.