This is a very interesting and rare German K-98 rifle manufactured in 1936 at the Mauser Oberndorf factory, captured by the Russians during WWII, and sent to Iraq and used there by the Iraqi military. Chambered in 8mm Mauser, this rifle has a great bore that is bright and shiny with strong rifling. All numbers appear to be matching and look to have probably been renumered by the Iraqis. The stock appears to be a Yugo rework missing the take down disk and having a provision for a cleaning rod. The receiver has been "X" marked for a Russian Capture and Iraqi military property marked on the top of the receiver. The barrel is also Iraqi property marked. The upper band, lower band, bolt, barrel and buttplate are all serial number matching to the receiver. There are NO import marks on this rifle that can be found. Mechanically, it works just as it should. Headspace on the bolt is very good.
This is a unique rifle that could very well be an Iraq War bringback. There are not very many Iraqi marked K-98's out there and a non import marked one is even harder to find!