Some years ago I located an Argentine sniper assembled in Germany pre WWII. The story is that at the end of WWI, Germany had been prohibited from producing weapons, but managed to turn out some scoped rifles from pre war German rifles sold to Argentina.

I've been told 2500 were scoped, the first 500 receivers not totally blued, the rest were blued. The rifles are longer than the standard K98. The Germans did the work, then snuck them across a river to have them sent back to Argentina. Anyone seen or heard of them? Mine is very fine in my view, and I've always considered them the first real snipers.

Don't get me wrong, rifles were scoped during WWI, but in small numbers and usually with hunting scopes. I've no idea of its' value