K98 Mauser - is this the rifle? If so, my ol' man had one when I was little... He was a gun buff - in the army, certified as armorer (I may have terms wrong, lol) - and had a Mauser, along with several other guns.
As for myself, I own only a slingshot and airsof gun. Looking into a gun in the future, will get one (several) when I get setteled down. Living on campus kinda throws off the gun-owning prospect for now though... Props to Vosh for this thread and the links to other forums, very helpful in my incessant searches for info.