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yugo mauser how do you choose

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by mac1911, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    Ok so I'm looking for a "Mauser" of some sort. I am just looking for a "representation/shooter" I have found a few yugo's for under 300.00
    1. M48 very good condition vs M24 in very good condition with all the accessories.
    most of the German k98 I have seen are 400+ and not in that great of shape. So I rather wait and spend good money on a much better rifle to fill the k98 itch.
     

  2. 7.62x39

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    If you are really looking to scratch your k98 itch with a yugo, you want a vz-24
     
  3. JuergenG

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    This! The M48 is a short system and standard 98 parts won't fit.
     
  4. Smash05

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    Vz 24 is Czech isn't it? I love my 48
     
  5. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    I'm looking for a 8 mm "Mauser" type rifle that's in nice shape and has potential to be a decent shooter. So far the yugo's fit the bill for the sub 300.00 range.
     
  6. SKS Ray

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    Yugo 24/47 rifles are nice but most have straight bolts so they aren't exactly traditional K98 design, plus they have an upper handguard that is longer. You can probably still find Yugo M98 rifles at decent prices. They're basically German K98 rifles reworked by Yugoslavia.
     
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    Yes it is, pardon my momentary brain cramp. The really sad part is that I own 2 of them and know full well that they are Czech. I don't know how I came up with yugo. lol.
     
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    I have a mint M48A and I would not trade it for anything else. Cant you get an RC K98 for around $300?
     
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    Cheapest RC I've seen recently is $400. They went through the roof on popular MilSurp sites into bolt MM prices ($700) last fall. Haven't been to a show since January, but I wasn't looking for K98s, but a holster for my M1911.

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  10. mac1911

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    What I have seen in the German capture 98s in the 300-500 range is not very good....I didn't see much of anything at Plymouth show with in my "willing" to pay price.
     
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    Just got back from the concord NH show. I don't recall a single German K98, RC or otherwise. they must have been there but i did not see a one. i saw some M48s but dont recall the prices.
     
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    Here is how I did it. I picked one that was unissued and never fired with all the accessories and one that was new and unfired with all the accessories. Still not sure which was better deal. The I added the G43 front sight hood.

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