The G98/40 was an adaptation of the Hungarian M43 rifle. The Hungarian design was modified to be more consistent with existing German arms of the day by incorporating a standard German bayonet lug, internal box magazine, and rechambering for the 8mm Mauser round. It was produced in somewhat limited numbers and is fairly hard to find in good condition. The rifle is often erroneously referred to as a Mauser, but it actually utilizes a Mannlicher action.
This particular example is an all matching rifle built late in the war. It is all matching and has the much rarer laminate stock. Unfortunately, the matching handguard was split from front to back.