I am interested in this gun but the 9 does not look right. I have gone through several pictures and the bottom hook part of the nine is closer to the main loop of the nine. Also the number grooves is ~33. All the pictures of authentic guns had ~24 grooves yet http://askmisterscience.com/1896mauserbackup/index.html
says he has seen one with 33. The rest of the gun looks like it has all the proper markings including the 500 meter sight. Opinions?