first off let my say i have a real softspot for MAUSERS, the look,the smoothness,strength,craftsmanship,reliability etc... well my son has been looking for a clean '98 large ring for a build and last week he dropped off a '98 large ring action that was completely painted black including the bolt,triggerhousing,trigger,guardscrews>just everything, hmmm why paint the all the metal?. he left it for me to give it a thorough once over and after a 72hour chemical soaking to remove the paint and and funk that may be trying to hide itself. well apon removal i found quite the suprise it's a really nice in the white '98 made at the OBERNDORF WEAPONS FACTORY in GERMANY with stampings on three different places on the receiver of the THIRD REICH EAGLE and SWASTIKA along with an inspector's proof markings. wow what a great find for $100 eh! now here is my question, original barrels for these are still avaiable along with the sights and stocks from numerious surplus military parts and others. so would you take it back to what it was intended for: or drill&tap for scope mounts which would remove most of the 'third reich stampings' and go ahead with the custom rifle build? [i know what i would do but it's not mine] WHAT WOULD YOU DO??