In excellent minus all matching condition,down to the screws, which you hardly ever see, and with an excellent bore, we have a great example of an Extremely Rare German WW1 Gewehr 98 Service rifle. This is a very rare “star” marked (sub-contract receiver) 1916 Spandau Arsenal made rifle that is doubly rare because it is Saxony marked as well. This is a rare confluence of features that make this an irresistibly desirable specimen of a Gew98!!! This example still has the walnut stock and all of the early features before the wartime expediencies in production occurred. If you are looking for a really nice example of the famous German WW1 Mauser rifle for your collection this is a great choice. Finding nice Gew 98 rifles is not easy and they just never show up this nice and matching. When I seriously collected them I would only see a few matching examples a year, they are very hard to find in complete original condition This is the perfect rifle to have in your hands next time you watch “All Quiet on the Western Front” It will make you feel like you are in the trenches!