Mauser M48 Yugoslavian 8MM Bolt Action, Surplus, Very Good Condition

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M48 Mauser, Bolt Action, 8MM, Very Good Condition
NOTE: Our current batch contains STRAIGHT BOLT Rifles. See image #2 (updated Feb 13, 2013)
Condition: VERY GOOD: In perfect working condition, no excessive wear on working surfaces, minor surface dents or scratches. Original working grade rifle.

The M48 Mauser is a post World War II Yugoslavian version of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale designed Mauser Model 1924 short rifle which was produced under contract by the "Kingdom of Yugoslavia" beginning in 1928 and ending with the Nazi occupation in 1941. After World War II, the Yugoslavs took this design and incorporated modifications based upon Germany's Mauser Karabiner 98k. Although similar in general appearance to that of the German rifle, many of the parts of these two rifles are not interchangeable, especially the bolt and related action parts. The main difference between the M48 and the K98k is that the M48 uses an intermediate-length receiver. They are usually easily identified 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.
Type    Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin     Yugoslavia
Service history
In service    1948 – present
Used by    Yugoslavia, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq
Wars    Yugoslav wars
Production history
Designed    1948
Produced    1950–1965
Number built    in excess of 1,224,000
Variants    M48, M48A, M48B, M48BO
Weight    3.9 kg (8.6 lb)
Length    1105 mm (43.5 in)
Barrel length    597 mm (23.25 in)
Cartridge    7.92 x 57 mm IS (8 mm Mauser)
Action    Bolt-action
Muzzle velocity    760 m/s
Effective range    500 m (547 yd) (with iron sights)
800+ m (875 yd) (with optics)
Feed system    5-round stripper clip, internal magazine
Sights    rear: standard V-notch, adjustable to 2,000 meters in 100 m increments
front: hooded, inverted V
  • 4
    very good gun

    Posted by C&R collector on Apr 27th 2012

    it's very nice karabiner even if cost would be twice as much. store took entire week to get it out the door and another whole week for UPS to get it to my door. i know i shouldn't complaint it's not the worst possible delivery time but I kinda felt too impatient. Metal is excellent condition, no rust very little wear! machining and finish of metal is superb. only one downer is the stock. while fit is good, finish is really rough if not to say subpar. maybe it's just my sample or maybe they're all like that i don't know. but I feel like this very nice rifle screams/deserves to have good wood on. If i had a duplicator i'd be shaping a new stock for it this weekend. other than stock I'm very happy. kinda opposite of Mosin 91/30s which have nice wood even on war-time guns but rough metal finish unless post-war. with m48s it's other way around.

  • 5
    Order more than one

    Posted by Richard on Apr 22nd 2012

    I just picked up my first M48. Impact shipped it fast to my local gun store. It is sooo nice. I just ordered two more! Way better than expected.

  • 5
    A must have!

    Posted by SMFA on Apr 20th 2012

    I recieved my Mauser yesterday and was very impressed at the condition that it arrived in. It exceeded my expectations and Im contimplating purchasing another one! You can't go wrong with this rifle!

  • 5
    MAUSER Heaven

    Posted by Art on Apr 12th 2012

    Just received my Mauser 48. Condition was better than described. Recommend!

  • 5
    Nice rifle- happy to find one

    Posted by Lib on Apr 11th 2012

    These dried up a few years ago- I didn't have any money back then. Now that I'm on welfare and un employment, I have extra money and could afford this rifle. Thanks Obama!

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