I picked up this k98k a couple weeks ago for $400 at cabelas in rogers,mn. The rifle is in great shape, no peened out markings, mint bore, and i took the crappy shellac off the stock. Does anyone know more info about these?
I've ownes several RCs and some have been quite spectacular. Here's a couple that had the stocks redone and quite often there is a very nice stock under the Russian shellac. RCs have allowed a lot of collectors to obtain some scarce codes they'd otherwise never find at a budget price. I hope another large stash of these comes into the country someday, I'm sure there are still some tucked away in Russian armorys.