The Yugoslavian M48 Mauser was a post-war version of the Belgian Model 1924 Mauser that incorporated modifications based upon the German Mauser Karabiner 98k. Although similar in general appearance to the German rifle, many of the parts of these two rifles are not interchangeable. The M48 uses an intermediate-length receiver. Other differences between the two models include: the M48 does not have a bolt disassembly disc in the butt, the bolt handle is a bent curve rather than the sharp angle of the K98, the woodwork is not recessed beneath the bolt handle, and the rear handguard extends past the rear sight.
The M48A rifle was introduced in the early 1950s. These rifles utilised a stamped magazine floorplate, a change that both sped up production and reduced cost.
These Yugoslavian M48A Mauser rifles are in unissued condition. The woodwork has some extremely minor marks as a result of storage. Both blueing and metalwork are excellent. The barrels are unfired. All serial numbers are matching.
|Weight||3.9 Kg||8 lbs 6 oz|
|Cartridge||8 x 57mm Mauser|
|Magazine Capacity||5 Rounds|