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Yugo M.48 Mauser Rifle made by Zastava Cal. 8mm
Yugo M.48 Mauser Rifle made by Zastava Cal. 8mm

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Our Price: $349.99

Quantity in Stock:7
Product Code: MAUS0006

Hand Select C&R [Add $50.00]

We just received another shipment of M48 rifles. These rifles were made after WW2 by Zastava in Yugoslavia. The condition ranges from good to very good. 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. Rifles require a C&R or FFL to purchase.

History. Source Wikipedia.

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.

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,[1] 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.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Yugo M48a September 2, 2020
Reviewer: Richard from Illinois  
I ordered one of the M48 rifles. I received a decent looking rifle with good wood on it. All numbers, including the barrel, receiver and wood stock were matching. The only part that did not have a matching number was the bolt. After much cleaning, the rifle bore looks to be clean and sharp. The rifle did have 2 problems with it. The feeder follower spring was broken in half, and the firing pin was broken. I had a spare k98 follower spring which is the same. I ordered a new firing pin from a different parts supplier. It should now make a good 8mm shooter rifle.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good for the price August 27, 2020
Reviewer: Kevin from Arizona  
I purchased one and while it's a good rifle this are maybe a 7/10 while there aren't any deep gouges in the wood or such there is some light pitting and absolutely zero finish. Only blued part is the sight hood. Also these are not soley M48s I received a M48A so keep that in mind all in all its a solid 6.5 or 7 outta 10. Good shooters for sure.

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3 of 5 Not a Review. July 25, 2020
Reviewer: Joe from N/A  
The advertisement says there's a $50 hand select option, but there is none available to select. Not a review, just pointing out the discrepancy.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Okay for the price. June 4, 2020
Reviewer: Logan from Utah  
This was a decent gun for the price. Mine cleaned up pretty well, except for the bore. It has some good rifling, but it's pretty scratched up. Maybe a 6/10 bore. My biggest disappointment was that I received one without a crest, and the cleaning rod and sight hood were missing. So I had to spend an extra $30 elsewhere to complete my rifle. I'm pretty bummed about no crest though. If this was a more expensive rifle, I'd be more upset. But it'll be an alright shooter and I can say I have one now.

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