In his own harsh way Simson makes a good point...but it is hard to see through his diatribe against RC's.....rc's... they are, err well, err garbage. From a collectors pov they are junk.... but they are still junk..... but otherwise you are a sucker and will be sorry when you sell.... they are junk- All Caps JUNK.. avoid them if you can.. buy a bolt m/m for $100 more?
If you are looking for an investment, and something more collectible...save a bit more money and buy a bolt only mismatch rifle....(400-800 range).
This option will hold its value more, and increase in value more.
An RC is an RC...some "German use only" collectors see them as an abomination...Others have come to accept them for what they are...post war reworks... Some buy them thinking it is a low $$ entry level way to get a German 98k...(IE: I'll buy one cheap and spend more money and time making it look real and this will get me a real German 98k) That said...don't waste the money buying an RC and then trying to re-germanize it...refinish, adding and mix and matching stocks and parts etc etc.... If you want an RC buy an RC....If you want a german 98k then save more money and buy a bolt mismatch as an entry level rifle. You will be happier in the long run.