In excellent condition and completely matching , we have a top example of an early production Mauser Oberndorf made 1938 dated S/42 coded K98k German Army Service Rifle. 1938 was the year the production code changed from S/42 to just 42; only around a third of the production had the S/42 code so they are tough to locate. This rifle is completely factory original and is all matching down to the cleaning rod!!!. The bore is mint and the laminated stock is quite beautiful; the cartouches are all clear as well. This also has the original sling. This is a top example of a Mauser made early pre 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 K98k rifles in this pristine condition are rarer than double matched mag Lugers.