This picture is of my original byf 44 Mauser Karabiner 98k. It was manufactured at the Mauser facility in Oberndorf, Germany, in 1944, and it is Waffen marked. This rifle was a G.I. bring-back souvenir after the war. The Kar98s were too long for the G.I.'s bags, so they needed to be disassembled, and the stocks had to be cut so that they could fit. Because of this, the entire rifle has matching numbers except the stock. Matching number Kar98's are harder to find, since following the war, many of these guns were re-blued and redistributed to the armies of Eastern European, Asian, and the Middle East. During this process, the bolt actions were separated from the rifle and all the original German stampings were electro-penciled or ground off.