I was unable to post photos. Thanks for any info.
Well after some searching on the web it appears that I may have a 98a short rifle. The barrel is about 23 inches long and is a smooth taper with no steps. The bolt handle was changed but the stub angles down from the bolt body and the crown and another stamp on the bottom are not distorted. The front sight matches the ones I have found in pictures. I know that it will never be a collector piece but I may bring it back to as close to original as possible. The stock will probably be a bear to find.