Just had my Mauser appraised and could not believe what the value of these rifles are. Numbers all match vg overall condition. Was informed that this rifle not only is somewhat rare and desirable but appraised between $900.00 and 1200.00 dollars. Holy cow! I checked with a firearms auction house on the web and have seen K98's going for even more. This of course is MSRP. Might consider selling mine. Just need to see if there are any buyers now with this lousy economy and all.