This is certainly one of the most interesting German WW1 era Service Rifles that we have ever handled. This rifle was an actual British WW1 War Trophy that was presented by the British War Savings Committee to a firm for its work in funding the war as so noted by the plaque on the left side of the butt. This is the only one of these rifles that I am aware of and probably the only one on this side of the pond. In antique excellent condition, we have very hard to find all matching, straight up 1891 Erfurt Arsenal made German Gewehr 88 Commission Rifle. The rifle is totally matching and is “S” marked to indicate its has been modified to except the .323 cartridge. The rifle is fully kitted out for service in WW1 with the added bottom magazine cover as well. This rifle is unit marked to a Reserve Infantry Regt. These rifles were used extensively on the front lines during WW1 especially on the eastern front. Finding an all matching example is very problematic as many were shipped to Turkey few are ever found this way after a hundred plus years. The Commission rifle played a large and historic role in the German Military and this is a very fine example. With the addition of that War Trophy Award tag hands down this has to be just about the most interesting Gew 88 Rifle around. PRE98 Antique no ffl or C&R required.