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Mauser K98 marking I.D. help

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Hi everyone, I just wanted to confirm what this marking is on the receiver of my bcd 43 Mauser K98. My suspicion is that it's RC but I haven't found an exact marking like that on all the RC Mausers online. Thank you!
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Welcome aboard.
We see a screaming RC, but their shellac has been mostly stripped-off the stock (from the pics, traces of it remain).
The Russkies tossed the front sight hoods, so that bit was added - & it's likely a repop.
The sling appears to be WW2 German pattern, at least - but is way too long for a K98k.
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This sling's length & ricasso pattern will indicate which weapon it 's native to, & remember: the Mp.38 /Mp.40 series of slings also had only 2 stud holes, & were of different length. Just for the record here, I do not not see the WW2 pattern of ricasso in the above sling pix.

The buckle looks fine, & it's the frosh ("frog", or sling keeper - that small leather & brass/steel piece set-into the right side wrist mortice) which is an obvious repop.
More sling pics showing length, ricasso pattern & any markings - anywhere upon leather or metal, including the buckle are hereby requested.

I think the sling is a post war G1 sling with a reproduction sling buckle. If the sling only has two holes for the buckle, instead of three, it’s a G1.
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