8/20/19 - This is an original leather strap for a K98 rifle manufactured early WWII. The strap is maker stamped and dated 1939 on the rear of the keeper stud, however, the maker code is visible but un-readable. The leather is soft and completely in tact with some age cracks, but it is strong and usable. Smooth surface on the exterior. The stitching is all original as well without issues. Guaranteed original.