Yugoslavian M48-A 8mm Rifle
The M-48 was made post WWII by Yugoslavia on the pattern of the German K98 with some changes such as the full handguard and a shorter intermediate length action. Yugoslavia received all of the actual German tooling and equipment that produced their famous K98 as part of their war reparations. All M48 Mausers were made in Yugoslavia at the Preduzece 44 factory (Factory 44, later renamed "Red Banner) a part of a group of factories for Zastava. Many of the M-48 rifles were configured into snipers during the civil war in Bosnia. The difference between an M48 and an M48-A is the -A has a stamped floorplate, everything else is basically the same.
Chambered in 8mm, this little firecracker is hard hitting and accurate. The wood is smooth and has a few dings and nicks, it looks like walnut or dark elm with what looks and feels like an oil finish. The bluing is good and even, about 90%+. The receiver, floor plate, and stock match, the bolt does not. The bore is dark with some light frost, she has solid rifling, I don't see any pitting. A few rounds down range and a thorough cleaning should bring her back to life. She has a small import mark on the right side of the receiver. Overall she rates either an NRA Very Good to NRA Excellent condition. There is no front sight hood. The Cyrillic writing on the left side of the receiver translates into "Yugoslavia," and "Producia 44," or factory #44. She still has a lot of dried cosmoline on the metal parts, I'd suggest a good cleaning before range time. These rifles have not been imported for over three years and there are no new ones on the way. Very popular for either hunting or hitting paper, put her in your truck and she'll make you a wonderful range rifle. She does come with an original leather sling.
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