Hey there, gunnut44, welcome to the NGF, from the swamp.
Are you looking for a "shooter", or a wall-hanger? Perhaps if we knew a little more about
what you are planning to do with it, we could guide your purchase a little more satisfactorily.
As to Gunbroker, how many satisfactory past sales has the seller had? What is his rating?
What do other buyers who reviewed him say? If he has a decent reputation, he won't endanger
it by sticking somebody on an old service rifle sale.
He's A+ for 116 sales. So the seller is fairly reputable, as far as quality goes. But at 1000+ for a
K98, they are fairly numerous, and to be kind, he's not doing you any major favors on the price.
Do you want it for collector value? Because you can buy a GREAT shooter, scope included, in
a much more economical caliber, for 1000$.