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pklin1297
02-11-2012, 8:27 PM
Hello,

I'm looking to buy one of these Mausers on my C&R soon. Been down the Mosin road and it was fun while it lasted and I'm looking for new rifles to collect now.

Just wondering which one of these two Mausers would you purchase first, and why? I will look to get a German K98 later, one of these two will be first.

Thanks.


Peter

McNally M.
02-11-2012, 8:30 PM
The M24/47 is generally the preferred shooter among Yugo enthusiasts. Including a smoothing action, great grouping, and general well-built quality. However the M48 is also a favorite because of its resemblance to the K98. It looks like the chunkier cousin. I have several of each but haven't gotten out to fire any of them yet. I'll give you a field report when I do!

bloodhawke83
02-11-2012, 8:34 PM
I love my m24/47, I would never get rid of it.

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SKSer45
02-11-2012, 8:39 PM
well honestly I would pick the 98k first bro. They are drying up and getting harder to find and prices are going up.

However I would stick with the m48 :) I love mine, its a good a shooter, has nice finish, chrome lined, and certainly one of the best rifles that came out of zastava arms.

m 24/27 is not bad just a bit different with the strait bolt. Either way can't go wrong, they will be good shooters and give you years of enjoyment.

Seeeee I love all other yugos :)

SKSer45
02-11-2012, 8:41 PM
This was my m24/47 which I sold later on but I loved it too. Fun with the strait bolt.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj14/BBer45/IMG_0010.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj14/BBer45/IMG_0012.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj14/BBer45/IMG_0016.jpg

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj14/BBer45/IMG_0013.jpg

rojocorsa
02-11-2012, 8:47 PM
I like the 24/47 (And almost bought one once), because I'm a southpaw and the straight bolt is marginally faster to manipulate!


While I'd rather have the real German Mauser, there is nothing wrong with the Yugos. Some people accuse them of having "lesser" metal, but the truth is that the Yugos made up for that by making those load bearing parts beefier, or so I read.

SKSer45
02-11-2012, 8:53 PM
I like the 24/47 (And almost bought one once), because I'm a southpaw and the straight bolt is marginally faster to manipulate!


While I'd rather have the real German Mauser, there is nothing wrong with the Yugos. Some people accuse them of having "lesser" metal, but the truth is that the Yugos made up for that by making those load bearing parts beefier, or so I read.

Excellent point Rojo. IMO I think Yugo mausers are actually better built than their German Brothers with better metal material and stronger parts. I mean those are some tanks whether its a m24/47 or m48.

Only downside is they are not as popular or "historically" valuable as the german 98k mauser. Still its a good rifle for a reasonable price. You can find some nice ones for about 250-350 with your C&R.

rojocorsa
02-11-2012, 8:54 PM
I don't have an 03. :eek:

SKSer45
02-11-2012, 8:56 PM
I don't have an 03. :eek:

O i thought you did? Well the OP does!

Rojo if you can afford try and grab a yugo mauser. They are cheap and fun to shoot! Might be a cure to your mosinitis.

rojocorsa
02-11-2012, 9:01 PM
For a couple bucks more, I can get a Finnish Mosin, lol. I mean, I already have some 7.62x54R on hand.

And i need more 7.5x55 before I go nutz!

pklin1297
02-11-2012, 9:27 PM
Thanks guys for the suggestions and comments, I will get a M24/47 first. I almost pulled a trigger on an unissued Finn M39 a few days ago, but just decided to change direction altogether. I reload also and the 8mm should be a fun round to play with.

Any suggestions on where to get the M24/47? I've found a few usual suspects (online vendors) like Samco, Classicarms, etc., but they aren't very descriptive with the conditions of their rifles so not sure where I will get the best shooters. I'm hoping to get as close to unissued condition as possible, but I've finished a few Mosins in my day so not really worried.

Thanks again!

Crunch130
02-11-2012, 9:36 PM
However I would stick with the m48 :) I love mine, its a good a shooter, has nice finish, chrome lined, and certainly one of the best rifles that came out of zastava arms.

Your M48 has a chrome lined bore? I've never heard of a chromed bore on any Mauser. I really want to know more about it!

Crunch

rojocorsa
02-11-2012, 9:50 PM
Thanks guys for the suggestions and comments, I will get a M24/47 first. I almost pulled a trigger on an unissued Finn M39 a few days ago, but just decided to change direction altogether. I reload also and the 8mm should be a fun round to play with.

Any suggestions on where to get the M24/47? I've found a few usual suspects (online vendors) like Samco, Classicarms, etc., but they aren't very descriptive with the conditions of their rifles so not sure where I will get the best shooters. I'm hoping to get as close to unissued condition as possible, but I've finished a few Mosins in my day so not really worried.

Thanks again!

The usual suspects are very liberal with their descriptions; that's what I've come to learn. I usually buy my C&R stuff face to face from others here, so I can see what I'm getting. I like it like that.

pklin1297
02-11-2012, 9:52 PM
Just placed an order for M24/47 with Classicarms. According to the descriptions it should be in excellent condition with near new or new bores and good stocks, plus it will have full accessories. Cost more than other sites and I chose the hand-pick option so we'll see what I get... Hope the UPS driver behaves...

rojocorsa
02-11-2012, 9:55 PM
Good luck mate.

Post pic here after the Brown Santa comes!

rodngun762
02-11-2012, 11:44 PM
Nice choice! I have a RC k98 and a yugo m24/47... the yugo gets way more use for some reason. great rifles and I wish i bought more when they were 99 bucks!

locktime
02-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Look for a Yugo M98. It's a German K98 that was captured and restamped.

Mssr. Eleganté
02-12-2012, 2:58 AM
Your M48 has a chrome lined bore? I've never heard of a chromed bore on any Mauser. I really want to know more about it!

Crunch

No, the Yugo M48s do not have chrome lined bores. SKSer45 is just dropping more of his milsurp "knowledge bombs" on us. :p

SKSer45
02-12-2012, 7:17 AM
No, the Yugo M48s do not have chrome lined bores. SKSer45 is just dropping more of his milsurp "knowledge bombs" on us. :p

no not trying too :( I swear my m48 is. I know for a fact my m24/47 was not. I will have to shine the light down the tube when I get a chance. Mine is mixed matched and refurbed though. Mss might be right...but I could have sworn mine is. I probably should ban my self hu?

Well congrats on the m24/47! Buy some Turkish 8mm for more fun! woot! woot!

pklin1297
02-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Thanks guys.

For those who reload and have the m24/47, what are some recipes that have worked well for you? What are some good surplus ammo to shoot? Are most of them corrosive?

rojocorsa
02-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Look for a Yugo M98. It's a German K98 that was captured and restamped.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/26895_119577471386819_100000037005179_293070_12830 58_n.jpg

Used to have one, kind of...

smle-man
02-12-2012, 12:12 PM
The 48 is simply a Yugo 24 sitting in a 98 style stock with a bent bolt so if you buy the 24/47 or the 48 you've got the same rifle.

Mojaveman
02-12-2012, 3:41 PM
Bought a nice 24/47 from Samco global last year that looked like it had never been fired. The only thing that I didn't like about it was that it was in an M-48 stock. Yep. I was able to find a nice 24/47 stock from a member here.

Paulie Lugnuts
02-13-2012, 7:25 AM
Keep your eyes open at the private firearms section and guns shows. There are lots of these floating around. Either one is OK, though the 24/47s seem more plentiful. You can still get cheap surplus ammo aswell. Other than Mosins, this probably the least expensive way to get started in the milsurp hobby.

pklin1297
02-22-2012, 6:19 PM
Finally received my new "old" m24/47 today... Just like one of the videos on youtube, I found the bolt knob sticking out of the box which was unnerving, but no damage so that was good. First thing UPS guy said was "what rifle did you get?" :) Turned out my new UPS local delivery driver is a gun owner also, and have been shooting since he was a wee boy. Since he had a free moment I invited him in and showed him my Yugo and we chatted about guns. I feel a lot safer knowing he will be delivering my route from now on.

Anyway, I spent some time this afternoon disassembling the rifle to check it out. This was a handpicked rifle from Classic Arms. Wood had one small repair and other than that, it was better than most C&R guns I've had. Bluing was about 90%, and the bore looked really good. Dropping a round into the muzzle, the bullet stopped pretty much right at the ogive which was good to see. There was a small spot of surface pitting on the barrel, but nothing that can't be polished out. The wood and the metal were almost glued together by the cosmoline, but I eventually separated them. I've got my work cut out for me getting rid of all this cosmoline, but happy to do it. :)

Couple of questions now:

1) The front sight blade is drifted really far to the right when viewed from the back of the rifle, is this normal? This is the third Yugo Mauser I've seen like this.

2) When taking the bolt out of the action, I did not move the safety level to the middle, and then I made the mistake of pressing the little button you would push to unscrew the bolt shroud and moved it, and now I'm not sure what I can do to get the shroud back to a position where I can disassemble the bolt... Any help on this would be great...

Pictures to come once I get this crud cleaned. I am noticing some nice figure in the walnut stock so I can't wait to clean it... Oh and the bolt and stock have matching numbers; the floor plate is a different number.

paul0660
02-22-2012, 6:31 PM
1) The front sight blade is drifted really far to the right when viewed from the back of the rifle, is this normal? This is the third Yugo Mauser I've seen like this.

I have seen a few Mausers with the front sight misapplied so that almost full deflection of the blade was necessary. Now that I think of it they were all Yugos.

paul0660
02-22-2012, 6:31 PM
1) The front sight blade is drifted really far to the right when viewed from the back of the rifle, is this normal? This is the third Yugo Mauser I've seen like this.

I have seen a few Mausers with the front sight misapplied so that almost full deflection of the blade was necessary. Now that I think of it they were all Yugos.

pklin1297
02-22-2012, 7:52 PM
Nice...

I'm searching on the web for way to "fix" the bolt problem I got myself into. I keep finding people mentioning a lot of newbies doing this, but no one offering a way to get out of it... Oh well, search on.

Pete1979
02-22-2012, 8:20 PM
I have seen a few Mausers with the front sight misapplied so that almost full deflection of the blade was necessary. Now that I think of it they were all Yugos.

Mine is a Czech VZ24 and the front sight is way off to the right. I found out on this forum that the dovetail is machined into a sleeve that's sodered on to the end of the barrel.

pklin1297
02-22-2012, 8:27 PM
Okay, found the answer to my bolt problem, and this guy got into this situation exactly how I did it... :p Here is the link in case anyone else is wondering how to fix it...

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417649

McNally M.
02-22-2012, 10:11 PM
So you locked the bolt? Wish I'd have read your previous post earlier, I could've helped out. Its happened hundreds of thousands of times to Mauser owners and can be extremely unnerving.

I first had this experience on Tanaka K98 airsoft rifle. This thing resembled the real steel almost to a tee save of course for the fact that it was an airsoft rifle. But the bolt locked itself somehow and me not knowing anything about this very intricate very expensive toy ($425) didn't know the first thing about fixing it so I sent in back much to the chagrin of the seller.

So the second time that in happened to me, with a real Mauser bolt I freaked out because I though I busted another one! But luckily I found out exactly what I did, described correctly on a search engine and about a dozen forum articles popped out that helped me fix the bolt in no time.

Its amazing how the Mauser bolt works. It is truly a work of absolute genius!

pklin1297
02-23-2012, 7:40 PM
Yeah finally got a chance after work today to try the "fix" on the bolt and worked like a charm. Put the fixed bolt into the receiver and this time did things the right way and disassembled the bolt entirely; dang thing didn't want to come apart because it was practically glued together by the cosmoline...

Newbie question again... How do you remove the trigger from the action? I see a bolt or screw of some sort that could be holding the trigger to the action, but no slot to stick a screw driver into to unscrew it, so short of making another monumental mistake that I can't fix this time, I'll ask first... :) Thanks.

CEDaytonaRydr
02-23-2012, 8:37 PM
They are both great rifles for different reasons. I have both... I suggest you do the same! ;)

pklin1297
02-23-2012, 8:58 PM
Thanks for the sound advice CEDaytonaRydr! I plan on it as well though I'm running out of space in my safe... :p I think I will try to get a K98 first whenever I can find one. Classic Arms seems to have them once a week, will see... I'll bet the price will be somewhat high, but after seeing my M24/47, I believe whatever they advertise it'll be fine examples.

Found some vids on youtube, I think to remove the trigger I will have to drift out the trigger pivot pin? Please let me know.

pklin1297
03-03-2012, 12:21 PM
At last... Apologies for the long wait but here are some pics of the M24/47 I got from classicarms. All numbers match except the bottom metal. Stock had some defects but nothing serious. Bore is as close to new as I can tell. Will take it out soon to see what it can do. Next I'm going to see about getting a VKT M39 from SOG.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/iepete/Yugo%20M2447/1.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/iepete/Yugo%20M2447/2.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/iepete/Yugo%20M2447/3.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/iepete/Yugo%20M2447/4.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/iepete/Yugo%20M2447/6.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/iepete/Yugo%20M2447/7.jpg

SKSer45
03-03-2012, 1:13 PM
looks great!

SVT-40
03-03-2012, 5:25 PM
I'm kind of partial to the M-48's, Maybe only because I've never owned a M24/47. Here's an "unusual" M-48 (actually a M-48BO) just to show the variety of Yugo Mauser rifles which are out there if you look.

Anyone know where this one is from?

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01756-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01747-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01775-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01765-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01749-01-1.jpg

SKSer45
03-03-2012, 5:41 PM
I'm kind of partial to the M-48's, Maybe only because I've never owned a M24/47. Here's an "unusual" M-48 (actually a M-48BO) just to show the variety of Yugo Mauser rifles which are out there if you look.

Anyone know where this one is from?

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01756-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01747-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01775-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01765-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Iraqi%20Mausers/DSC01749-01-1.jpg

hmmm Alex...What is a German Captured 98k but reworked by Yugo Arms?

Palimino Stripe
03-03-2012, 7:01 PM
hmmm Alex...What is a German Captured 98k but reworked by Yugo Arms?

BUZZZZZ Wrong.

It's actually a Yugoslavian-made M48BO that had its Yugo markings scrubbed for export. And somehow it ended up in IRAQ (the Jeem mark on the side of the receiver)

-Palimino

SKSer45
03-03-2012, 7:15 PM
BUZZZZZ Wrong.

It's actually a Yugoslavian-made M48BO that had its Yugo markings scrubbed for export. And somehow it ended up in IRAQ (the Jeem mark on the side of the receiver)

-Palimino

ooo really? wow very nice! well do I get partial credit? I did have yugo in my answer...hehe :P

7.62x63mmUS
03-05-2012, 7:47 AM
My first K98 was a Yugo rework. Actually not a bad specimen. The Yugo's go crazy with the cosmoline though. The previous owner never took it out of the stock and cleaned it out. Finding a Yugo or Russian capture is a great way to find a real K98 without paying $800+ for an unmolested German. The collector snobs and purists may say otherwise but I've never regretted it.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t8AYkOULUBg/TD5vxwgdWkI/AAAAAAAABJw/k-46jepUMfg/s800/100_5482.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bANM0jmmVOk/TD5voLBCN3I/AAAAAAAABJw/qxViXR4X_y4/s800/100_5487.JPG

SVT-40
03-05-2012, 8:11 AM
Agreed the Yugo K-98's are nice rifles. The Yugo's scrubbed and re-marked more than K-98's too. Check out this scrubbed, re-barreled, re-stocked and re-marked GEW98. It looks like a K-98, but the markings say different.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Misc%20Mauser/DSC00737-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Misc%20Mauser/DSC00735-01.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Misc%20Mauser/DSC00734-01.jpg

Cessnapilot89
03-05-2012, 8:34 AM
Whoah, where did you find that one at?

rojocorsa
03-05-2012, 9:22 AM
That's awesome.

7.62x63mmUS
03-05-2012, 9:29 AM
Maybe it was one of those Gew98's that the Germans convert to K98 configuration and then was lost in Yugoslavia?

JAGACIDA
03-05-2012, 1:48 PM
Not quite an M-48 or 24/47. It's a 24/52C
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc433/deanbilt/IMG_1828.jpg