A friend of mine showed me his brothers K98, brought back from France at the end of the war, it's a 147 code dated 1940. ser. is 2447 and I think a fractur b. only the small parts match, bolt and trigger guard/floorplate do not. Sadly, it's suffered some neglect over the years with almost no finish left on it, except the bolt and floorplate. Very odd duff cut, it starts just ahead of the receiver, and angles down towards the muzzle, about 3.5" long. Also is in a laminated stock. On top of the barrel just ahead of the receiver is S39 D186. Are these the steel and makers codes? He's still trying to figure out if he wants to sell it, but has priced it with a bayo he picked up in italy and ammo pouch at $400. Would you guys snag it for that price? tia......