Iraqi Model 98 Mauser Rifle

This started life as a 1943 ce code Model 98 Rifle, manufactured for the German Military by Sauer & Sohn.  After WWII ended, this rifle was reworked by the East Germans where it picked up the Crown proofs on the left side of the receiver and barrel.  Finally it ended up in Iraqi service where the Jeem property marks (Triangular stamps) were applied to the top of the barrel and receiver. 

Rather unique, this rifle passed through three separate failed regiems and ended up on the surplus market.

Cal 7.92x57mm (8mm Mauser) with a fair bore.  It is not a sewer pipe, but there is some leading or crud in the grooves and it may or may not improve with some range time.