Markings on E. German
I field-stripped my E. German Mak tonight after a day at the range.
I'm familiar with the slide/frame serial number, which begins with a date code--in my case, a 1962 date code.
There is another date code on the gun, which is simply "62", and below that is the "a" with a number of dots radially equidistant from the letter.
There are a few markings I don't recognize, and haven't found a comprehensive reference for on the net. There USED to be one at http://www.makarovinfo.com/, but that's been lost in cyberspace and was not archived at archive.org.
There is a "K100" in a square box above the trigger.
There is a 4-digit number stamped on the usually-hidden surface of the trigger guard, visible when field stripping the gun. This number is stamped (not etched, not machined) and is evenly blued. The number does not correspond with the serial number or date.
The internal components, hammer, trigger group, have hand-engraved numbers that correspond to the serial number.
I'm also curious about the capital "A" stamped on the INSIDE top surface of the slide.
Any ideas? I don't suppose anyone archived that makarovinfo.com site before it went TU?
There's some info here
, and here