I'm pretty sure I overpaid for the rifle but it shoots so nicely, acurate and it is in really good condition, so I doesn't hurt too bad. The Waffen Amt inspector's numbers on the receiver (if still there) could show the maker, but it is not very important now, since the rifle no longer has any real collector value. A test…. Now there were a strain of M95 Mannlicher’s that Yugoslavia refitted and issued to troops, but that’s the same story different gun.
Can’t find a reference now unfortunately).
Being Yugoslavia these rifles went through a careful and tedious refurbishment process.
This does not include the prewar M24, or the post war refurbished M24/47, and it definitely isn’t the M48. What a hoot to shoot! 98'. One more thing, a rifle’s value isn’t dictated by the story it could tell, the war it did or didn’t fight, or even the country it came from. If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. Even though they removed many of the markings a lot of rifle still have a lot of marking including waffenamts and the serial numbers of parts of the guns they came from. Please also check with your FFL before Purchasing to make sure they can transfer the firearm to you. "The multiple numbers on various parts are only "assembly numbers". I had a blast. Bolt is different Serial Number These World War II military rifles were refurbished and sold to Third World governments in the 1950’s and 60’s by arms dealers and Eastern Block arsenals. Though many people do not actually know why they picked up these foreign military rifles when they still had hordes of M24’s. Payments accepted in the form of USPS money order (preferred) , Certified Bank Check or Money Order, We do accept personal checks (but shipment will be delayed 10 Days for check to clear) All firearms must be shipped to a FFL holder, as per Federal law.
The actual serial number of the rifle in question will be found on the right side of the receiver.". Most rifles have their factory marking on the left side of the receiver, directly opposite to the receiver serial number. Powered by Determined Idiots, Foreign Rifles of the Spanish Republic, 1936-1939, The History of C.M. They also began adding ” /48″ right after the 98. I know a lot about Yugoslavian small arms of the 20th century and I could probably write more. If you are experiencing difficulties posting in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforums of TFL, please read the "sticky" announcement threads at the top of the applicable subforum. Payment is expected in 7 business days, any problems, please don't hesitate to contact me . Most Russian captures are know for a quick hot blue over pitting, crappy part fittings, lack of capture screws, red shellac stocks, markings gruesomely peened out by hammer, and far worse horrors.
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I have a yugo messkit with 90210 stickers on it in fact. Most rifles have their factory marking on the left side of the receiver, directly opposite to the receiver serial number.
This only include German K98k’s and no other country. The rest of this is going to be for those interested in finding other Yugo K98k’s or people trying to see where their rifle fits in during history. As mentioned before if your rifle is marked M. 98 or has a /48 or both then it was definitely late 1948 or all they way into the early 1950’s. The left side of the receiver was stamped 'Mod.
Stocks were being produced by 1947 but they were only changing them if absolutely needed. ), Muzzleloading Modern & Replica Pistols (flint), Muzzleloading Modern & Replica Pistols (perc), United States Patent Firearms Revolvers/Pistols, Century Arms International (CAI) - Shotguns. Other than it's kind of a ragged out mismatch, what's your question? They stand for Tehniko-remontni zavod and remontni zavod, Technical repair facility and repair facility. When in fact many Yugoslavian K98k’s were procured and handed in a much different manner. After the war, like most Balkan countries, Yugoslavia became a soviet puppet. If you would like to contact me my email is email@example.com I free to answer any questions you might have, corrections XD, or something I should add. The Yugoslavians drastically differ, many Yugo K98k’s have domestically produced and elm stocks (YES IT’S ELM)(Some do retain their German stocks but they are in original finish and not ruined), as well as their markings being properly ground off and all pits and rust removed before bluing, a new and more communist crest being added where the German factory code used to be, and ensuring all rifles are complete and parts fit and move smoothly. Read More, CoGunDoctor Located in the Colorado Four Corners Area Pagosa Springs Co Gunsmithing Expert Scope Mounting and FFL Tranfers Gun Sales By Special Order, Shipping Notes: See Description Preduzece 44 k98 information. There of course is context information that can help us figure out loosely when the rifle was refurbished. I purchased the box with all the parts for the cleaning kit complete with string, bayonet and leather ammo pack. (Side note: I once found read literature that claimed the USSR had actually sold back to Yugoslavia all of Yugoslavia’s own equipment that the Germans had seized during the war. A lot of people claim that a Yugoslavian K98k (sometimes called k98/48) is very similar to a cheap Russian capture K98k. If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. But what they did have was a whole lot of K98k’s plus spare parts, and if they needed some tooling the USSR would be happy to give some tooling in exchange for loyalty and money.
No properly marked Yugo K98k’s were really before 1946, anything else is technically a partisan rifle.
The receiver ring is completly smoothed over so there us bo way to see the original date.
Its only value is to the shooter, who enjoys and continues to keep that rifle alive. Read More, Guns Rifles Mauser Rifles German Model Mauser mm PREDUZECE | 423 | 104 | Lc | 31.2542ms, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486628.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486628.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486629.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486629.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486630.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486630.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486631.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486631.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486632.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486632.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486633.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486633.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486634.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486634.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486635.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486635.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486636.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486636.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486637.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486637.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486638.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486638.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486639.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486639.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486640.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486640.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_8486641.jpg, https://www.gunsamerica.com/UserImages/97930/930622568/wm_sm_8486641.jpg.
I purchased a rifle that was advertised as a M48 and packed in a box with the same label. All returns must be postmarked on the third day after your FFL receives the Firearm. These numbers were applied to various parts of a rifle, as they were fitted (remember, Mausers, including your K98k, required lots of hand fitting of … Unfortunately there really isn’t anyway to date when the Yugo refurbishment took on specific rifles. The assembly numbers allowed the correct individual parts for each rifle to be tracked and gathered, for final assembly.
Please tell your FFL dealer it is being shipped from a FFL dealer and my signed FFL will be included in the shipment.
Description: Model 98 Mauser, 8mm caliber, military contract rifle, left side of breech marked “PREDUZECE 44” and shows the mideastern crest on breech, The Torch and star belong with the post WWII communist Yugoslavia crest serial number J137XX is also Marked on Stock The number stamped in the stock is the Yugo rework serial number . After initial assembly and fitting, the rifles were disassembled so that the parts could receive their finishes, in individual batches (a batch of receivers, a batch of barrels, etc. A reason for such a degrading comparison is due to the lack of information available on the internet. Spencer, Syl H. Roper, and Their Pump Shotgun Designs: Part 1 of 3 (1833-1889), A Quick and Dirty Guide: Mannlicher’s Straight Pull Rifles, A Quick and Dirty Guide: Military Krag-Jørgensen Rifles, The Yugoslavian VTKM (Vežbovna Tromblonska Kumulativna Mina) M68 Practice Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade, Lee-Enfield No.4 Battle Sights: What’s The Actual Range? Being so short after the war Yugoslavia didn’t really have the right materials or tooling to make all new barrels, receivers, etc. A Yugo Serial number in a letter prefix followed by 4 digits One on the bolt handle, another on right side of the receiver, one on the magazine floor plate, lastly on the stock in front of the buttplate on the left side. Most of these rifles were produced at Preduzece 44.
This was most likely done for cost and efficientcy, a quick look on the unexposed side reveals crude sand casting pits and a mold seam. They are not the same; the M48 has an intermediate length receiver. Just remember if you do have one of these rifles and you’ve seen all its markings just look a little closer next time you clean it. This Firearm is over 50 years old and can be shipped to a C&R Dealer as well as A 01 FFL dealer I am registered with CA DOJ and verified to ship to California . This email link is to reach site administrators for assistance, if you cannot access TFL via other means. The yugo m48 graffiti guns I remember seeing had clearly marked names, dates, 90210 stickers etc. If interested E-mail me your State of Residence and I will check for you. Speaking of serial numbers, there are only four standard places on a Yugoslavian K98k that contain its Yugo serial number. Lots of waffen stamps still visible. The multiple numbers on various parts are only "assembly numbers".
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Most of these rifles were produced at Preduzece 44. Thank you for the info, it does have Mod 98 on the side. Other markings in place of Preduzece, sometimes found, are TRZ-5 or RZ-5.
Depending on how carefully markings were removed shows a little bit more. Same exact place different markings.
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Bayonets were also captured from the Germans and refinished as well as restamped with new serial numbers. Such emails will be ignored. The multiple numbers on various parts are only "assembly numbers".