My wife bought this old GEW 98 for me after see saw how my eyes lit up when I spotted her on the used rack! 1916 dated, the Nazi coin in the stock makes me think WW2 bring back? The Marbles compass in the stock works if you take the bolt out, the mother of pearl inlays, the milled bolt handle the Lyman muzzle brake and the redfield front sight all say this was someone's special girl! 8mm and all numbers match and there is a wide smooth sweet after market trigger in it that I haven't placed the maker but it's a keeper! So Boys;Helga. Helga meet the boys!