I am a collector of the German 1888 Commission Rifle, Gew 88, Mauser 88 , Kar88, Gew91, the Turkish 88/05/35 & Chinese Hanyang type 88 . I Currently have over 12 Gew 88's with six projects & adding more when possible, The  Gew 88 is a very interesting rifle being Germanys first smokeless rifle which was used into WW1 & can have many Imperial German markings which can be like a road map to when & where this rifle was in service which is quite an adventure in its self.                                                                                                                                      If you have any comments or suggestions please go to Gew88 forum & post or P.M. me  I would greatly appreciate them.