recent pick up of mine its a 243 maker 1938 last ditch with the kriegsmodell stock. from my understanding its pretty rare but whats your guys opinions on it?. its odd because its a 1938 but has all the "last ditch" features on it, no bayonet lug or cleaning rod hole, no slots in the sight for the sight hood, crude carving on the stock around the shoulder strap slot, doesnt take set screws, the barrel band is screwed on and so on. Also has the kriegsmodell stock, it seems like the germans needed to put rifles together fast as they could towards the end of the war thats why the reciever is a 38 and they used whatever they could find. whats your thoughts on it?