In excellent minus very sharp condition, we have a very scarce all matching late 1934 production Mauser “Banner K” unattributed (non-cartouched) 98K Mauser Service Rifle. As you are probably aware most Banner K rifles were cartouched and issued to the Postal & Railway Security Forces, the SA ,the Nazi Police apparatus and other Governmental agencies. They are also believed to have been issued been issued to the German Condor Legion forces that were sent to assist Franco’s Army during the Spanish Civil War. This is based upon photographic evidence. This rifle is totally factory original and bears no extraneous markings except for an 8mm stamp that indicates that it was likely imported in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s likely by Sam Cummings from either Spain or Norway. So this rifle may have been an actual Condor Legion Rifle or it may have seen some other Nazi service. Banner K Mauser rifles are considered by collectors to be the absolute apex of the 98 Mauser rifles in terms of sheer beauty, as they were made to the highest Mauser Commercial standards. No serious Mauser Collection can be without at least one or two examples; they are very significant in both the design and their service use.