I am thinking about getting into the hobby of collecting WW2 stuff...dont ask why because I dont know other than i am a big history buff.
I have been thinking about getting a german manufactured k98 made during the war. I think i have found a decent place to find one through "mitchell's mausers" http://www.mauser.org/rifles/K98k%20German/index.htm
it looks like they have some decent ones starting at around 500$. Has anyone purchased or known anyone who has purchased through these guys before? Are the guns authentic? it seems too good to be true when the local stores are selling war year-german mausers for closer to 700$
Secondly, i have been thinking about possibly just selling my current deer rifle which is a very sweet marlin .30-06 and using the mauser instead. which means i would be getting one of the "sniper" mausers. my question is, can i change whatever scope they would ship the gun with or will whatever mounting system they use not take modern scopes? also, with the claw style scope mounts, can i still use the iron sights with the scope on the gun? it looks like I can from pictures, but I want to make sure.