I recently got my first K98, it's stamped BNZ 41 most numbers match and I have no doubt that it was RC. Most of, if not all, the markings are in great shape. The K98 was missing the cleaning rod, no big deal I can find one somewhere. Well, I did find a rod, however, when I went to examine my K98, to see if the 10 or 12 inch rod would be better I discovered that mine does not have a channel for the rod. The hole in the sheet metal is there, but behind that, it's solid wood stock. I don't think the stock has been replaced because the serial number on the barrel and receiver match the number on the side of the butt stock.
What does this mean? Did I get a very clever forgery? Or did some K98's not come with then ability to carry a cleaning rod.
Thank you for any and all help you can provide.