I understand your concern and will add my two cents. I believe real World War 2 German items will always be a good investment due to decreasing availability in All matching Kar 98ks and daggers in good condition. I would suggest you purchase from gun shops instead of shows where to much faked crap is pawned off on newbies. I have seen marked go way down concerning baseball and Nascar die cast models because they make too many of them. Won't be making any more original kar98k rifles. I have two rifles and a SA dagger and will be happy with that.