I was recently corrected, hear on the forum, and I may well be wrong. I am just a hobbyist, I am not a professional in the firearms field, nor am a mauser expert in any way. I don't mean to offend any one, or start an armament, I'm just trying to clear up my understanding of the commercial 98 mauser. It was my understanding that the 1924 was sold at 2 or 3 different price tiers the cheapest looking fairly similar to the military version. and the more expensive ones having sporter stocks, doubleset triggers express sights and like. Assuming I am wrong on this, what was the name or model number of the upper bracket commercial mausers sold hear in the twenty's and thirty's ? A relative of mine has one, my grandfather purchased it in 1928 from a Hudsons department store, in Chicago if I remember correctly. I it was bought new over the counter I have seen the original paperwork for it. It has the 1 extra leaf express sight, double set triggers, and classic European style stock , I thought it even said model 1924 on the side but my memory may be playing tricks on me, I haven't seen it in several years. was the 1924 sold to the public ? Thanks for any help you can provide.