Cliffs: traded my Iraqi K98 to someone for a Finn M39. Was provided with clear (and understood) warning that the rifle had not been headspaced, checked, inspected by a gunsmith, etc. I got this today: Hi, I received the Iraqi K98 mauser on Saturday, after I returned from my trip. Thanks for shipping it promptly. I took it to my gunsmith on Monday and called him about it yesterday. He said that it would not headspace correctly, and that there is a very obvious indent/set back on the bolt face. On the plus side, he swabed the bore, and said the bore is clean and the rifling is good Unfortunately, the rifle is not safe to fire. That is very disappointing to hear since I had hope that it would be a shooter. I guess I can buy another bolt (but than the serial number would not match). This is not a complaint email. I am just letting you know that I received the rifle. I will keep the rifle since we had a deal, and you did stated that you didn't head space the rifle.