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Most likely your rifle was made prior to 1934. Judging by your description of sighting discrepancy the reason it shoots low with the heavier 196 gr ammunition is becaise its sights are set up for 7.92X57m Mauser S Patrone 1905 pattern military ammo. Which was a 153 gr spitzer at 2880 fps. the 7.92X57mm Mauser s.S. Patrone 1934 pattern ammo was 197 gr spitzer at 2500 fps. Which is primarily the stuff our boys in WW2 went up against when we invaded.

If it was originally a german K98k then it should be stamped with a date code on the forward ring of the reciever. i.e. S42 or something similar and a bunch of Weimar eagles on every part..
 
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