I just picked this up 2 days ago from a local guy on gunlistings.org for $87. I have always wanted a mauser rifle and as far as I can tell its was worth it. However i don't know crap about Mauser rifles. If anybody can tell me if this is a good one or not, would be much appreciated. The barrel is pitted and real dark the stock has been done over with linseed oil. It stamped on the side of the receiver Zbrojovka BRNO,a.s. VZ 24. The serial number is RR 6971. The bolt is marked DR 715. and the stock is marked R 740. It looks like there was once some kind of symbol marked on the top of the chamber behind the sight but i cant tell what it was. Thats all the markings i can find. Thanks for any future help fellas. Sorry for the horrible pictures.