What stock options are available for a Yugo M48 action?


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Kaylee
April 25, 2007, 09:21 PM
I have a (soon to be barreled) Yugo M48 action, and I was wondering what sporter type synthetic stocks might still be around for it - the lighter the better.

Failing that - would it be possible to cut up a regular length '98 stock and JB weld/fiberglass skin the thing back to being usable on the shorter Yugo action? Or am I pretty much out of luck?

Thanks!

-K

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silverlance
April 25, 2007, 10:16 PM
hello kay - you should be able to find m48 stocks without too much trouble. failing that m24/47 stocks will probably fit too.

i wouldn't cut up a k98 stock unless you really had too.

you know what they say about sporterizing... taking a 300 rifle, spending 500 on it, turning it into a 200 rifle...

silverlance
April 25, 2007, 10:17 PM
i believe also that the ati "scout scope mount" stock will fit nicely. ive seen m48s with them. just chuck the stupid "scope mount" upper part.

Mr White
April 25, 2007, 10:23 PM
I give mine a 'safe' place to live, a rubdown with G96 Gun Treatment about once a month and all the ammo they can digest, but STOCK OPTIONS??? Damn, You must really like your guns, giving them stock options! :D

Beetle Bailey
April 25, 2007, 10:35 PM
The guy I bought my M48 from used it with the black plastic ATI stock with the built-in rail. It looks really beefy but is actually pretty light.

Boyd makes a walnut stock specifically for the Yugo M48 (JRS Classic) you can get from midwayusa.com but I've never tried it.

R.W.Dale
April 25, 2007, 10:38 PM
Richards microfit inlets for the M48 length action, They have everything from high end woods to wild laminates in every style imaginable

http://rifle-stocks.com/

Sunray
April 25, 2007, 10:41 PM
"...the lighter the better..." That's not always a good thing. Light weight rifles have more felt recoil. A light weight 8mm Mauser will have considerable felt recoil.

R.W.Dale
April 25, 2007, 10:42 PM
...the lighter the better..." That's not always a good thing. Light weight rifles have more felt recoil. A light weight 8mm Mauser will have considerable felt recoil.

That and the words synthetic and Mauser go together about as well as the words mustard and ice cream:banghead:

Smokey Joe
April 25, 2007, 10:57 PM
I know you wanted synthetic but IMHO, the nicest looking stocks for the M-48 are the Boyd's laminated stocks. The 2 standard colors are brownish ("Nutmeg") or grayish ("Pepper"), or you can have a whole rainbow of custom colors at added cost.

BTW, it would seem like a futile attempt to try surgery on a K-98 stock--The M-48 action is just 1/4 inch shorter I believe, and cutting that little out of the K-98 stock and pieceing it back together, and having it (a) functionally strong and (b) not looking like Frankenstein's monster, would be a bit of a challenge.

When I made a pseudo-scout out of an M-48 I used a Boyd's stock. Bought an unfinished (meaning not varnished--all the inletting, etc, is complete!) stock, dremelled out space and glass-bedded it, sanded it (this is the most tedious part of any woodworking project, believe me!) and gave it abt. 7 coats of cheap hardware-store satin spar varnish. It looks better than I have any right to expect. Shoots pretty good, too.

You can get the varnish, sandpaper, etc, from Boyd's, but your local hardware store has much the same for cheaper. IIRC, I used Brownell's Acragel for the glass-bedding. Would do so again.

The whole thing wasn't hard, or mentally taxing, it just took keeping at it. And Following Directions, re the glass-bedding. You can only do so much each day, then the varnish or the glass material has to have time to set. The process took me about 2 weeks, at an hour or so each day.

The Boyd's salespeople were VERY helpful and patient while I was trying to get exactly the right stock--I imagine they go through this a lot. Anyhow, if I can do it anybody can. And I would do it again.

Boyd's will send you their catalogue for the asking, and their website is nice too. Website: www.boydsgunstocks.com Snail mail: Boyd's Gunstock Industries, inc. 25376 403rd Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301. Phone: 605-996-5011. Fax: 605-996-9878.

I wish you well on yr project! :)

Kaylee
April 25, 2007, 11:24 PM
Thanks all - that helps a lot. :)

And trust me purists, it's not in any shape to be a museum piece.. especially after I got it back after loaning it out with the bore now turned to a coal mine. :(

So I figure might as well make something useful from it.

silverlance
April 26, 2007, 02:47 AM
how did you manage to lose the stock?

Trebor
April 26, 2007, 03:48 AM
I've got an extra stock I was given that I was told was for either a M 48 or a 24/47. It's the standard wood military stock. I believe it has the hardware, or most of the hardware at least. It's yours for the cost of shipping if you want it. Drop me a PM if you are interested.

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