My wife and I were shopping in a nearby village this afternoon and found one of those privately owned, hole-in-the-wall outdoor supply and gun shops that maybe see a vacuum cleaner and dust rag twice a year, that I had not seen before. I went inside (my wife also, albeit somewhat reluctantly) and found the owner to be very friendly. The gun that really caught my attention was a Makarov model M. I looked at it, handled it and copied the information stamped in various places on it. Research shows it was made in East Germany in 1962. Its condition appears to be very good, not quite perfect. It has minor holster wear marks in the usual places. It comes with two magazines and what seems to be the original leather holster with outside pouch for the extra magazine. I have found and read some of the discussion threads in this forum dealing with Makarovs, and I am quite intrigued. The shop owner is asking $245 for it. Any opinions on Makarovs in general and his asking price? Anything to look for, or that I should be aware of?