In excellent condition, completely matching and un-messed with, we have a top example of a 1940 dated Luftwaffe Issued Eagle/L marked 42 coded Mauser Oberndorf made K98k Service Rifle. This rifle is completely factory original and is all matching down to the screws. This is one of the few rifles made by Mauser in 1940 with a Walnut stock, and an attractive one at that. The bore is mint and the stock cartouches are all very crisp. The rifle is clearly Luftwaffe Eagle L marked on the stock. Even the cartouche on the top of the hand guard is still visible as well and you rarely see that. This also has the original 1939 dated and maker marked $250 sling still on it. This is a top example of a Mauser made early wartime production 98k with all the early features such as no sight hood and the flat butt plate and milled bands. This is the poster boy of a 98k rifle in the classic configuration. Early dated 98k rifles in this pristine condition are rarer than double matched mag Lugers.