I have recently acquired a Vet bring-back Mauser. The rifle was manufactured by the Mauser plant at Oberndorf, Germany in 1939. It's last home ( before I acquired it ) was a closet for around the last 40+ years. It has the duffel-cut stock, and so the front part of the stock that had the upper barrel band and bayonet lug attached to it, is gone. The bolt, which is 100% matching parts, is mismatched to the barreled receiver. The rest of the rifle is all matching; receiver, barrel, rear sight assembly, lower barrel band, trigger guard and floor plate assembly. So I imagine at the end of the war, when the Germans were surrendering these, the bolts were possibly taken out and thrown in one pile and the rifles were stacked in another, thus rendering the weapons unusable. Even though it is not perfect and missing part of the stock, it is still a very interesting and historic weapon, that I am looking forward to cleaning-up and shooting one day.