Mauser Guys?


DT Guy
December 11, 2004, 10:50 AM
I've seen a few deals on C&R Yugo 24/47 rifles at a few of the usual places, and I've got a few questions:

Are these actual large ring Mausers? Will '98 stocks and parts fit them, or are they different in some way (like the M48's action length)?

Overall opinions?

I'm looking for a cheap/inexpensive Mauser to shoot, and this seems like one of the better deals. Just wondering if it's really a Mauser action...


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December 11, 2004, 10:56 AM
I was of the impression that Yugo FN24's and M48's were large ring Mauser actions but with the small-ring action length. The Chech Vz24, OTOH, was a sister to the K98.

December 11, 2004, 11:08 AM
The Yugos are an "intermediate" action length, a bit shorter than the 98, but virtually identical other wise. Go to and ask over there to be sure, alot of knowledgable Mauser experts (I'm still learning) over there.

December 11, 2004, 12:50 PM
my meager collection tells me....

turk 03/38 and yugo 24/47 = intermediate length action

yugo 98, cz24 = standard 98 length action

if you're just buying it to shoot, then i would get the 24/47...

DT Guy
December 11, 2004, 04:39 PM
I was going to shoot it-just wondering if things like stocks and triggers could be upgraded...(I'm not planning on buying a nice, collectible one-)


December 11, 2004, 05:32 PM
Yugo 24/47 intermediate length.

These are functionally fine mausers. The workmanship is a little crude and these are not one of my favorite mauser milsurps. There is nothing wrong with them, but there are better choices for almost the same money.

To whether these are true Mauser's technically no. If it wasn't German manufacturered in a couple of factories it isn't a "true" mauser. Then there are mausers built by other manufacturers which this qualifies as, but I believe its a copy not licensed by DWM ( small point ). The third is mauser 'like" and there are a range of these also from the current CZ's to the Winchester moodel 70's of yore.

If your looking for a milsurp to keep original and not fiddle with the Yugo's are a good choice. If your looking to make a custom or semi custom rifle I would look for other options as these take a lot of clean up and polishing. The just didn't have the attention and quality built into them that other mausers did, I have been through many of rack looking for one of these and although the prices were attractive I really wasn't impressed with what I saw and passed. For the custom route in the long run it will cost you more, than starting with a better quality action in the beginning. Good choices for customs are Argentine 1909 ( German made ), BRNO- G33/40, VZ-24, Persian M98/29, or M98K, and pre war German manufactureed, particularly 1930's.

Here is a link on the German stuff it helps figuring out the old mausers:

Samco Global has the Persian M98/29 for $60.00 more than they are selling the Yugo's for, I would spend the extra dollars myself. Sarco has a bunch of mausers lately also, you might check them out.

DT Guy
December 11, 2004, 08:25 PM
Thanks, Schromf, that's what I was looking for!


December 12, 2004, 01:10 AM
My understanding is, while the action length is intermediate, the M48 Yugo is a large ring Mauser, but the lower steel is small ring size which means the only stocks that will fit are those designated for the M48.

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