I personally own a SS Mauser 98k witch you can find in the bottom of this link:
There are 2 skulls. Together with one of the skulls is also this marking ∞
I have had "vet" items brought to me that were fake...how they got that way or were switched out or enhanced is usually the "we will never know" clause. But buying the story and not the weapon is walking down a primrose path. Fake SS marked weapons and the like started in the early 1950's in europe... it's now more than just a cottage industry , but thankfully still it's generally ametuerish and more often than not, not inline with what is known.
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Well guys I stumbled across the site that was selling the "SS" marked matching numbered MP40, how do these dealers sleep at night (probably quite well as some dont care ) he actually sold it as well!!!!
NIce MP, but unfortunately with bad markings
my Skype: warrelics
Hi Ben, it really annoys me seeing a good item ruined like that.
Is that also a fake eagle? It looks like it?
Hi Ben, yes that is dodgy too.