Acouple weeks ago bought this well traveled 98k rifle at a local gun shop for $250. What first caught my eye, was the double stamped 1917 and 1920 dates. Then noticed the receiver, barrel, bolt, butt plate, bolt release and trigger group were all numbered the same 6438. The stock appears to be a later WW2 type. The barrel's bore, though # the same, is too nice to be original. Looks like this rifle started life as a WW1 German AZ98,1917 Erfurt made kar98 ,as marked on the left side rail. Then was stamped after the war with the 1920 Weimar permission stamp, likely seeing police use . The newer 98k rear sight is marked with a 30s waffenamt. And the trigger group remarked and numberd with an even later waffenamt. The receiver shows a Russian capture mark. The newer barrel is numbered to the recever, but is marked with the East German 1001 mark. The bolt is tear drop shaped at the ball, and all of it's parts show early WW1 marks. The receiver and barrel are stamped with the Iraqi Republican Guard marking, what appears to be the upside down #2 in a triangle. . Though it is properly import marked in regards to caliber, K-98/8 X 57, it is not marked with country of origin. When I took this rifle down to clean it, found the stock's barrel channel to be also marked with the serial number. Every where inside the rifle was packed with a very fine dust. Though I own all matching 98k rifles, have never seen one with so many marks from various countries. This rifle has served very well. Photos for your viewing.