I went to a gun auction today with my Dad, and this Russian Baikal Makarov was just calling out my name. I set my limit to what I'd spend at $200 and when it came up, I outbid another guy and got it for $200.
How did I do? I found a receipt inside the user manual from October, 1993 showing the gun sold new for $150. It looks like it may have been only one previous owner who shot it very little if at all, it's in great shape. I picked up a box of the 9x18 Makarov ammo from my local gunshop (yikes, that stuff is steep! ) and will give it a tryout tomorrow.