Re: Receiver mauser 98
Not from a dealer. C&R only applies (to Mauser '98s) if the entire weapon is 'factory original'. Has to be made before 1898 to be antique (no paper work required). Be hard to prove when a Mauser '98 was made unless it has the date stamped on the front ring (such as Nazi WW2 rifles). Others with dates are "insert country here", "model of ????", doesn't mean they were made in that year, just 'commissioned' in that year. There were no Mauser 1898s made before 1898, except maybe some proto-types.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. 1993 graduate Montgomery Community College 2yr. gunsmithing program