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Yugoslav M48 Mauser

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by Mark from MA, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Mark from MA

    Mark from MA NES Member

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    How much should I pay for a very good condition Yugo M48 with bayonet and sling. Very good to excellent condition.

    Thanks for any help.
     

  2. punx45

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    if you havent already, sometimes auction sites like gunbroker, or the other one that I cant recall the name of at the momnet, are a good way to gauge ballpark prices. MA prices are probably at a premium over the national average, though.
     
  3. Mark from MA

    Mark from MA NES Member

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    I checked GB and GA and I'm seeing prices of 450-600. Which to me seems way high....but I don't know. I can get this thing for 299 and wondering if that was an OK deal.
     
  4. SKS Ray

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    Used to be $200 from a distributor but $299 seems ok as long as its got a good bore and finish. See if they'll take $275 for the hell of it.

    Is it a straight M48, M48 A, M48 B, or M48 BO?
     
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  5. Kurtz

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    I got a collector grade from Mitchell's Mausers http://www.mauser.net/ about 12 years ago, it was a great deal. It's about as reliable as going out and buying a Remington 700. Great smooth action with the bolt and it went bang every time. I have another one where I spent about $175, cleaned it up and it's a great shooter.

    This is the one for $175
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  6. KBCraig

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    Well, there's an oxymoron. Once Mitchell's touches something, it's no longer collectible, except in the sense that something from Franklin Mint is collectible.

    They sell some pretty guns, but they're put-togethers.
     
  7. Kurtz

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    They work well. The author didn't mention if he was looking for a shooter or collector. Some of the original issue rifles have a very dark, corroded bore. So I guess it comes down to why you want it, then go from there.
     
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    Oooo. I must have been missing the dirt on this Mitchell guy. So, they put together rifles from parts and resell?
     
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    I haven't heard anything, so I guess I should be pissed if I spent $299 on something that was built 20 years ago. But then again it's a near new rifle. Definitely accurate and reliable.
     
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  11. Kurtz

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    I'm glad I only bought from them once, but what I don't understand is why they shipped to my C&R license? If they're recently built with parts from different rifles it would hardly be 50 years old.
     
  12. SKS Ray

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    Doesn't matter, all the parts are still over 50 years old and the rifle as a whole is in original configuration, its just polished here and there with the best parts they could find.
     
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    I recently(3 months ago) bought a m48 in excellent condition for $199 from a distributor plus shipping with my C&R. it did not come with the bayonet and sling. you could use that as a benchmark and add some for the accessories.
     
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    They sell in the low to mid $200's, so with accessories, no shipping, no transfer fee, that price isn't too bad.
     
  15. Mark from MA

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    Thanks for the input...Ended up getting one at another place in slightly better condition with an excellent bore for 199. Cleaning rod but no other accessories. If I have time I'll get a pic...hopefully I'll get out and shoot her today.

    Plus when I got home today my CR license was in the mail!
     

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