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    As others have noted the "Secret workshop" is a marketing ploy but, however, it is not totally without truth.
    Yugoslavia began refurbishing rifles in 1946 beginning with surplus German Mauser mod98...
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    If a first model M48, it would have been made in...

    If a first model M48, it would have been made in 1950. If a later model, there is simply no way to tell by serial #. As another member said, narrowing it down to a range of years by variant is the...
  3. Thread: Brand new 91/59

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    Milder loads for this baby!

    :wave:
    AS it happens... I have several boxes of a Czech training round.(pics below) A short, round nosed, hollow projo that shoots very pleasantly from this rifle/carbine. Reasonable accuracy, for...
  4. Thread: Brand new 91/59

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    Thanks! I confess to being surprised to see one...

    Thanks! I confess to being surprised to see one priced as it was and more surprised when he accepted my offer of an even swap.
  5. Thread: Brand new 91/59

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    That's exactly right. Remember, this was...

    That's exactly right. Remember, this was previously a 91-30.
  6. Thread: Brand new 91/59

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    Brand new 91/59

    I went to a gun show in Mesquite, Texas to get my son a .22 rifle, among other things... Got him his rifle and decided to sell a Yugoslav 24/47 Mauser I had. It was nothing special, just a basic...
  7. Thread: M48 SLING

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    Probably too late for this poster but maybe it...

    Probably too late for this poster but maybe it will help somebody else. For one thing, the most likely reason this didn't get a reply is that such questions are usually posted and fielded on the...
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    Yes, the original's were quite fragile, thus...

    Yes, the original's were quite fragile, thus necessitating this little project.:rolleyes:

    I get the humor. And thanks all for the comments.:wave:
    Jim
  9. Regrettably, I don't know beans about...

    Regrettably, I don't know beans about "sku-numbers." But I really can't see that having any influence over how low a dealer will go on selling his (hers, it's, whatever,) goods. What he paid is...
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    Made a handguard for my M1891

    I acquired this M91 disguised (mislabeled) as a 91/30. The seller had it laying on the counter in front of the racked 91/30s. The store owner commented that it didn't fit in the rack with "all the...
  11. Thread: Ferguson rifle

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    There is a much simpler and more practicable...

    There is a much simpler and more practicable solution though, I don't know how the Brits actually addressed the problem.
    During the Civil War Yankees carried different rounds in their ammo pouches-...
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    The 'correct' sling has the end buckle like a K98...

    The 'correct' sling has the end buckle like a K98 sling but from there it's just a strap folded through the loop on the front band and fastened with a brass button.
    Here's such a sling- a 'correct'...
  13. Thread: Ferguson rifle

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    I was looking at something about the repro...

    I was looking at something about the repro Fergeson when I caught this. In the write up on their reproduction the "rifle shoppe" gives this bit of info; "The powder chamber holds 72 grains." Here's...
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    Nice 1st model there baker. That's a German G96...

    Nice 1st model there baker. That's a German G96 sling on it. Actually they work very well if istalled like a normal K98 sling as in my photos below. Just use the G96 sling buckle as the keeper and...
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    Here you go. A picture's worth... and all that. ...

    Here you go. A picture's worth... and all that. The Russian property mark is supposed to represent crossed cannon barrels or such like but, they just look like an "X" to me. (Below and left of the...
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    re differentiating between different loads in a...

    re differentiating between different loads in a cartridge box, I can't tell you what the British did in the 18th century but, during the Civil War, Yank cartridge packs carried 10 rounds, usually 1...
  17. Thread: 25m Zero targets?

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    I don't know about M48 or 8mm specific targets...

    I don't know about M48 or 8mm specific targets but google it and open on images. I found the old USGI "Canadian Bull" target we zerod our M16s on back in the day.
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    No problem. That's what these forums are for....

    No problem. That's what these forums are for. The sharing of information. As for head spacing, I like the field gage. You shouldn't have any problem. It ought to check out just fine.
  19. Thread: New to me M48BO

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    I never thought of it that way but you have a...

    I never thought of it that way but you have a point there. It IS a bit of a looker if I do say so myself. It was my 13th wedding anniversary present. Since we just celebrated #29 I'd have to say...
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    Most emphatically, NO! That is way out of...

    Most emphatically, NO!
    That is way out of line. Average for just about any Yugoslav Mauser is $325-$350. Less is not uncommon and more not so many.
    Now the Russian Capture Mauser 98s are running...
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    Nice snag, especially for under $300! Some info...

    Nice snag, especially for under $300!
    Some info for you; First of all, it's stamped M48A. But, the Serbs have kept the M48A rifles to themselves as last-ditch and training arms, considering them...
  22. Thread: New to me M48BO

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    Walnut stocks are pretty scarce on Yugoslav M48s...

    Walnut stocks are pretty scarce on Yugoslav M48s but, not unknown. According to Yugoslav expert Branko Bogdanovic, only the first 10,000 M48s were stocked in walnut. Thereafter beech and elm were...
  23. Thread: M24/47 lock screws

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    I only recently, very recently, found the answer...

    I only recently, very recently, found the answer to what those small action screw locking screws are and it's neither metric or inch standard. Other Mauser screws generally will not work in their...
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    Generally, that is the location of a stock...

    Generally, that is the location of a stock inspector's 'chop'- his personal stamp, usually an initial. Best guess I can make is the Serbian Cycrillic character "Њ" for "nj". Who the inspector was I...
  25. Thread: Yugo M48 Markings

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    Actually, there's a LOT of room for confusion,...

    Actually, there's a LOT of room for confusion, just not with German Model 98s.
    The Yugoslavs made M48A rifles, which added a stamped magazine floorplate as the only difference, from 1952-56, from...
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