This is a very rare German converted Gew 98 rifle that is marked with the SS Skull on the barrel. Chambered in 8mm Mauser, this rifle has a good bore that is bright and shiny with strong rifling and just a little dark in the grooves. Mechanically, this rifle works excellent. The stock is unmarked and in good shape with no cracks or damage. The receiver itself is unmarked except for the serial number. The barrel is marked with the SS skull, serial number, and is "660' marked. The bolt has been renumbered to match and headspaces good to the rifle. All other parts are not matching. It's hard to say where this rifle has been or what country it served with after WWII. Overall, a great rifle that has definitely seen some action!