M48YUGO M48 8mm Mauser Surplus Military Bolt Action Rifle Pre-Paid S/H at Widener's. M48: 1950-1952- The initial version of the M48, with full crest, M48 mark on receiver and all machined steel parts. These rifles have not been available for a long time. They are a must for the military rifle collector. Very few of these true M48 rifles are available.
GRADE: The rifles are in very good condition. Some of the blue is off the ends, etc and the furniture is in very good condition. They all shoot great and the bores look good with deep rifling.
ALL BATFE RULES APPLY
The M48 Mauser is a post World War IIYugoslavian version of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale designed Mauser model 1924 short rifle. After World War II, the Yugoslavs took this design and incorporated modifications based upon Germany's MauserKarabiner 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.