The Highly Collectible Yugo M48 Mauser 8mm Rifle
The Yugo M48 Mauser 8mm rifle was made after WW2 by Zastava Arms in Yugoslavia. The condition ranges from good to very good. Rifles may have cracks in the upper hand guard. We do have a hand select option available for an additional $50.00. These rifles come straight out of Ethiopia. They were delivered with other defense products in the 1950`s and 60`s to Ethiopia. These might be the last lot available of these great shooters. The Yugo M48 Mauser 8mm rifles require a C&R or FFL to purchase.
Please note the rifle in the photos listed is in excellent condition. The rifles remaining are in good to very good condition, feature the same markings, and 100% functional, however, they are more used and in "turn in" condition.
The Zastava M48 (Serbo-Croatian: Puška M.48 7,9 mm / Пушка M.48 7,9 mm, "Rifle M.48 7.9 mm") is a post World War II Yugoslav version of the German Karabiner 98k designed by Mauser and the Belgian designed M24 series. It was the standard service rifle of the Yugoslav People's Army from the early 1950s until its replacement by the Zastava M59/66, a licensed copy of the Soviet SKS semiautomatic carbine, in the early 1960s.
History From Wikipedia:
After World War II, Yugoslavia took the design of the 98k rifle series and produced its own domestic variant with minor modifications. Although very similar in external appearance, many of the parts of the Yugoslav and German rifles are not interchangeable, especially the bolt and related action parts. M48s are usually distinguished from the 98k by the top handguard, which extends behind the rear sight and ends just in front of the receiver ring, although this feature exists on other models as well. The M48 was designed with a stock similar to the 98k, but it has a shorter intermediate-length action and receiver, as does the similar M24 series Mauser.
The M24 series Mausers were built from prewar Yugoslav Model 24 Mausers and then refurbished with newer Belgian parts, and usually have straight bolts, while the M48s have curved bolts. Most M48 stocks are made from thicker Elm or Beech wood and have a thick stainless-steel butt plate at the rear of the stock. The M24/47 stocks are mostly made of thinner Walnut or Beech wood and do not have a milled stainless steel "cupped" butt plate. The M48 was also designed to remove the follower from stopping the bolt from closing when the magazine is empty. M48's are regarded as a military surplus firearm and can be collected in the United States, Canada and Australia at a generally cheap price due to the plentiful numbers recently imported from Europe, most of which had never been used in combat.