In June 1941 Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of Russia with Operation Barbarossa. Barbarossa was the largest military operation in human history with 3.9million Nazi axis power troops taking part. Ninety five percent of all Nazi casualties took place on the Russian Eastern Front. At some point during the German and Russian fighting on the Eastern Front this rifle was captured by the Russians. The rifle was reworked by the Russians at a later point in time and put into long term arsenal storage. These Russian Capture rifles appeared in post WWII Cold War hot spots around the world as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. This rifle is a WWII Mauser produced code byf 41 (1941) Nazi K98 Cal. 8m/m.The rifle has all Nazi eagle swastika markings intact as well as all other Nazi markings. No markings are defaced in any manner. Stamped matching serial numbers on receiver, barrel and stock. All other serial numbers are etched matching. Metal blue 99% with blue over light pitting in some areas. Bore shows use of corrosive ammunition with strong lands. Stock appears to be walnut with no cracks. Stock is in good condition with the usual handing/rub marks found on Russian Capture rifles. No Russian Capture marks are present. Rifle is unaltered Russian Capture. Very light import mark under the barrel. Can be purchased on a Curio & Relic ffl. Credit card buyer please e-mail before purchase. Many additional photos on request.