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Rifles of the World: Yugoslavian M48 Mauser Rifle

Rifles of the World: Yugoslavian M48 Mauser Rifle



hey everyone welcome back to another episode rifles of the world I might be and today we're gonna be taking a look at the Yugoslavian m48 Mauser so this was a rifle that was designed in the late 1940s around 1947 and it was actually adopted and implemented and started to be mass-produced in about 1948 there was a couple variations that came after this like the m48 B and all that stuff but this is just a standard m48 and I'll save those for other videos if I ever get an example of those one just had like stamped parts versus milled etc etc but I digress so this rifle was used by the Yugoslavian military from about 1948 into the 1950s officially and unofficially it was kept is like it doesn't need a marksman or a sniper rifle and in the Balkans Civil War of the 1990s these were frequently used you can see a lot of videos of guys carrying these in you know either militia units or paramilitary units or I think there was some officially using these two so this fire is the 8 by 57 a millimeter better known as the millimeter miles or cartridge pretty common good stuff it's a hard heating rifle I will take a little closer look here it's a beautifully designed rifle it's like I think it's one of the last Mauser action rifles to be designed and actually adapted by a military there's so many of them in the United States too many of them were imported in the 1990s and even up until a couple years ago they were important in the hundreds of thousands which is cool because it gives us access to a great Mauser large ring action it's not a 98 action that's actually like an intermediate length action I mean another video in that a long time ago about there was between 1898 and an M 48 they're not interchangeable bolts some of the little things like the barrel bands and stuff raina changeable and the site covers but her sight hoods that's about it adopted the same style of Sling cut out in the stock is the k98 and it's got the cupped butt plate like the k98 but it's definitely not like a 98 it's the Yugoslavian version of the k98 so it's a carbine length which is really cool and they feature the Yugoslavian crest right here the shadows don't screw me over and the designation m48 the m48 bees and stuff will be marked as such this is just a staring m48 which I like sights are graduated up to 2,000 meters there's a standard v-notch sight it's got a full handguard just like a bee z24 and pretty much everything except the k98 and yeah so again this thing has an impressive service life and if you watch videos like and you really look closely in the 1990s videos of guys in the Balkans like Bosnia and Serbia and whatever we're still using these and I find that crazy the bolts on these originally in the white so if yours is blue that means it's probably been redone unless there's some weird example that I'm not sure of receivers are blued these will vary in condition too like you can get them in this which is shooter grade quote unquote which is aesthetically it's been carried around but the boar was really good this is the one that I made that 800 yard shot with iron sights they're accurate it's just like having a k98 without the price although these are going up in value which kind of sucks because I really like them and I'd like to have a whole room full of them but yeah and I think these were exported to some other countries you can find these popping up all over the world but primarily in the US a lot of people use them for hunting rifles they sport arise them I personally impor that but it is what it is you know if you can make a nice rifle out of this a nice hunting rifle out of the action and the barrel and such and you destroy the history I guess it's not my rifle to really complain about and mine goes up in value when you do that so but these are used for hunting a lot a lot of people that think they have a k98 actually have one of these because they a certain company that starts with an M and ends with an ass for years we're selling these as German style mousers and that you know obviously people don't understand the style what that means and they ended up getting a Yugoslavia them for you and they paid way too much for it at the time because these were going for about 200 to 225 dollars like for five years straight you you know they were really common they're about the price of a Turkish Mauser and now the really nice condition ones are being seen from like four hundred to four hundred fifty dollars for a nice example I wouldn't recommend paying that much you can get a shooter grade like this it's just as good it's gonna get it's gonna hit your target it looks cool it's been kind of carried and stuff you going to these for like under three hundred dollars if you look hard enough secondary market a lot of people will just want to get rid of these but yeah you don't have a German Mauser if you've got one of these sorry there's really nothing German about it maybe except the sling cut out but that's it these have been imported by many different companies over the years – and I think Century Arms is one of the bigger ones inner arms stuff like that this is an inner arms import our guns you name it these have been imported there's so many of them I believe the supply is dried up which kind of sucks but if you have one you have one and you know how nice they're one of the drawbacks I think is I know I'm gonna get much people right doesn't kick ya when you shoot hundreds of rounds through it in a day like I do it starts wearing on your shoulder the carbine length any carbine length eight millimeter rifle kicks a little bit more than a full length which means that if you're shooting it all day and you're getting the barrel nice and hot and you're wearing a t-shirt it's gonna leave a mark on your shoulder so I mean it's nothing big but that's just a personal gripe I have about it it's really loud and it kicks a little bit but if you're not shooting it all day it's not a big deal so now I'll kind of show you the bayonet what that looks like on there because these do you have bayonets that are specifically made for this rifle and then we'll wrap the video up so here we go okay for the band that we've just got a simple Mauser style they kind of kept the traditional style bein broke don't fix it and it comes with a little leather frog like this you can see that little tab pretty standard it's got the little nub that sticks through the Frog kind of like every other Mauser short bayonet on stay down take this out this one's in pretty good shape this is why I decided to keep it it's got the factory 44 markings on there just like the rifle does in the this one happens to be matching serial numbers again it's pretty cool I like it and yeah it's not very long it's about the size of a SAT 498 sigh think it's like about a 9 inch blade minor 10-inch blade not a very big bayonet decent little fighting knife never a big either the handle is pretty thin considering so I'll just go ahead and grab the rifle and I'll put the bane and I'll show you how it locks on it's just like just like a k98 so up here you got the cleaning rod or clearing rod and you get the log right there so these are actually made like the k98 bayonets there's a little channel inside the bayonet itself for the cleaning rod you can just stick it on like that and this one's actually got a locking ring or a muzzle ring to go around the muzzle and then that's what the rifle looks like with the bayonet on it or I'll show you a full picture in a second it's kind of want to show you the details and then to take it off you simply push this button down and then the v-neck comes off so just like a k98 bayonet or any other Mauser bayonet that has the bar style lug but yes one's got a muzzle ring alright so that's just kind of a little rundown of the Yugoslavian m48 rifle hopefully you enjoyed this video and I look cool with the bayonet on there yeah it looks pretty sweet yeah that's just a nice short little rifle nice 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I hope you enjoyed the video and if they don't think I left much out it's just a basic overview this isn't really a in-depth like this person invented this part on this gun and you know whatever but it isn't an assault without further ado we will end the video thanks for watching everybody and we'll see you next time


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