ok here goes i repair appliances for a living self-employed dude calls says his washer is busted i say ok right? well he doesnt have any money but he's got this here 9mm pistol he got from someone else ok, i'll bite so i go and fix it and he brings out this oily stinky rag with what is obviously a small blued pistol with visions of walther pp come to mind woohoo but he unwraps it and i know its a mak well i got a russian commercial mak and didnt really want another one so i'm ready to tell him i'll work out some kinda payment plan for him....but wait a minute a look and it says made in germany maybe this is an e. german so i take it. now for whats written on the slide it says mod. makarovcal.9mm makarov,made in germany by fahrzeug- u. jagdwaffenwerke ernst-thalmann, suhl impoerted by ruko products inc. buffalo n.y. ;;; strange not east germany hmm ok guys tell me what the heck this is. please.