I'll get it out soon.
Definantly not the cheapest route, and I could build a fairly nice custom for the same amount, and I know I could never sell it for what I have spent renovating it. But I wanted a represenitive peice for my collection. I have 2 late war 98k's but no early or pre-WWII 98k's. I saw where the Germans converted a number of their WWI GEW 98's to 98k specs prior to WWII and since this one was already hacked I'm not comitting any Mauser collector "sin". I'm always on the lookuot for bubbaed war rifles to restore or customize. I screwed the pooch years ago by cutting up a pristine 1909 Argentine. I blame it on youthful ignorance. (Altho it did eventually become a fine "safari" rifle in 458 win mag.