Drove down to Kent today to select 'my' K98. OK, it's a deact and it's a Yugo re-work, but... I've wanted a nice K98 to 'finish' my collection for nearly a year now. Prices of matching-number guns are moving up fast and there's a lot of poor-condition stuff around. I especially wanted a good, war-production type as would have been seen on the 1944 battlefield ie cupped buttplate, stamped upper-band, front sight-hood, cleaning rod and laminated stock - but without paying 'silly money'. Looked at a number of dealers at the Beltring fair last month and found one - who I'd bought from before - with a fresh stock of Yugo reworked guns. Checked out the US K98 and German Rifle forums, who agree that the Yugo guns are good news. The dealer would let me choose from his stock so off I went.... And it is gorgeous ! Superb blueing, perfect stock with no 'digs', and all parts present and correct plus several visible waffenamts and the original maker's code for Steyr-Daimler-Puch. It almost looks new and is one 'deact' that I would love to fire Hours of fun will now be had removing the cosmolene and polishing the stock....My other K98 is the relic dredged from a Berlin lake which I bought from a German dealer last year which makes a great 'End of the Reich' item. The two together look striking indeed. I am really pleased !