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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 Overall Condition (+$50) [Add $50.00]


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. We have both M.48 and M.48A rifles in this batch. 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. 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: 17 Write a review »

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 M48 December 4, 2022
Reviewer: Gerald polcen from Ohio  
Received my m48 a couple weeks ago, it was  about what I expected, pitted bolt and shot out junk barrel, i did not pay for hand select, on the upside the stock is in good useable condition, the reciever is nice and the remaining components are in good condition. I am in the process of rebarrelling as barrel is unusable. I’m ok with what i paid but doubt I would do it again, as i think i can buy a decent m48 for about what I’ll have in this rifle when im done!  Non matching numbers that had been rebarrelled at least once already. So be aware that you’ll probably get a rifle that’s going to need a barrel, but shipping was faster than expected!

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very surprised when I opened the box October 8, 2022
Reviewer: Austin from Seattle, WA  
I don't know if they're going to get anymore of these in, but mine was in excellent condition. Rifling seems great. No major damage. It looked like it was never issued? Very pleased. The barrel had a little gunk in it but very minor. For something stored away in an Ethiopian warehouse for 70 years, I think this rifle is wonderful (and for such a great price).

I don't think I could have bought this rifle from someone in this condition at this price.

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  1 of 2 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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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
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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