Is that a Yugo style bolt sticking out of the barrel change door? Is this maybe not a genuine WWII picture (not that anyone on ebay would sell a reproduction item as being the genuine article, hahaha)?
Click on the picture to make it large, then if your cursor changes to a plus sign, click on the picture again.
First picture. See the vertical pattern of lines inside the black circle? Now look at the second picture without the added lines. That's where something was removed from the photo using the rubber stamp tool in Photoshop. Notice how the image is sharp around the edges, and blurry in the area where it was rubber stamped? I've done that sort of thing myself to repair crease lines and spots for pictures in my manuals, but whoever did it to this picture isn't very good at it. Notice how the top crown of the helmet is a sharp line, and everything else is blurry? I don't think a camera did that.
Third picture. See the bright spot at the end of the arrow? That's the barrel door catch screw, Yugo style. The German one is much lower without the crown around the outside.
And the part number on the front sight? He might as well have put a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Looks like the picture also had the contrast increased and color stripped. That's why the shooter's eyes are gone.
This certainly does not look like an original WWII picture to me. It reminds me of the movie with the airplane flying in the background over the Roman battlefield.
does the forum have a list of known bad sellers and con-artists? if it doesn't i feel like it should... i could start a thread on it, to please list all known scammers and con-artists/bad sellers. Its sad how people take advantage of others trust for an item.