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Yugo M48 Mauser 8mm Rifle by Zastava Arms

Yugo M48 Mauser 8mm Rifle by Zastava Arms

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Our Price: $399.99

Quantity in Stock:11
Product Code: MAUS0006

Hand Select C&R [Add $100.00]


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 fair to good condition, feature the same markings, and 100% functional, however, they are more used and in "turn in" condition. Also they do not come with a sight hood nor cleaning rod. Sight hood and cleaning rod can be purchased seperately.

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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review »

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Not So Great September 15, 2022
Reviewer: Steve C from Grand Rapids  
Just picked up my M48 from my dealer. After spending 3 hrs of cleaning! It still looks like a turd. Not much you can do when you have heavy putting on the floor plate, top of receiver , but plate and the bolt, also has a chipped extractor. I couldn’t even get a cleaning rod down the bore! I had to use a drill with a bore brush and WD 40. I did that for about 20 minutes and I started to see some rifling. Lots more work to be done. The only plus was that all numbers matched except the bolt.  I would rate this gun as poor condition. Another junker!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 YUGO M48 May 17, 2022
Reviewer: Jamie Hayden from Missouri  
Honestly for the money you’d be crazy to pass this up I’ve already got a German Mauser but if you want pretty close to the same feel this is the way to go. My only issue when I received mine was the extractor was broken and I ended up emailing them about the problem and they shipped out an extractor the next day. Fantastic customer service even with the high volume of orders!

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4 of 5 M48 April 21, 2022
Reviewer: Camron from Louisiana  
I ended up getting a M48A with mismatching parts. Long story short I am pleased. The gun had a few problems, one was there is there are chunks of wood missing on the stock, which is understandable and finally there was no sight hood or cleaning rod which is to be almost expected. The rifle wasn't too dirty externally but the inside was gunked up with possible sand and grease?

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Yugo M48 March 21, 2022
Reviewer: Alex from California  
I ordered a M48 along with another rifle as my first purchase from RTI. Did not pay for hand select on the M48. The rifle came very very dirty but the wood cleaned up very well. The crest is very visible and nice. No cracks just small dings which is expected. The metal was also dirty but after a nice cleaning, everything functions smooth. I will say the barrel was disgusting when I got it. I cleaned it up some but its still very dark and grooves barely visible. I have not shot it yet, I have no doubt it'll shoot but not sure on how accurate it will be. Overall for the price I am happy with the rifle. The before/after pictures of the cleaning is crazy.

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great condition March 10, 2022
Reviewer: Nathaniel from Kentucky  
The rifle I received was very very dirty. However it protected it. Every mark was in great shape, The zastava factory stamp was impeccable.
The stock had the typical wear and dings. Bore looked rough initially. But after minor cleaning it was excellent. Very very surprised by the condition given I did not select hand select.

Oh and best part, #matching, and fired it the same day I got it. Rifle fires excellent. I highly reccomend these run of rifles for the action. And for these on RTI, A resounding YES, this is the 5th rifle I've bought from them, First under an account. And every single one has been in amazing condition just very dirty.
Thanks ULI!

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