New manufacture Mauser?


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Howaido
July 28, 2009, 05:07 PM
The ZASTAVA LK M48/24, M48/63

I found it here under "sporting rifles":

http://www.zastava-arms.co.rs/english/civilni.htm

Is Zastava still making this gun? If so, is it being imported into the U.S.?

I can't find any importers of it just looking around online. Haven't contacted my local gun shop either.

I know I can get a surplus gun, but just kicking around the idea of a new one, at least to see if it is available in the USA and at about what price.

Thanks in advance.

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NCsmitty
July 28, 2009, 05:13 PM
Remington has imported the M798 for a few years, here's a link.

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_798/


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ArmedBear
July 28, 2009, 05:16 PM
Remington quit importing the 798. Some may still be on clearance racks at stores for good prices.

CZ makes new Mausers and Mini-Mausers.

Winchester makes the Model 70 again, too. REALLY nice guns again, finally.

Vern Humphrey
July 28, 2009, 05:46 PM
One problem with the CZ Mausers is that they replaced the excellent Mauser striker-blocking, 3-position safety with a trigger-blocking 2-position. A mistake, in my opinion.

jimmyraythomason
July 28, 2009, 05:51 PM
Vern,so did Zastava including the Charles Dalys and Remington 798s. As did Parker Hale and Rigby(IIRC). I agree that the striker safety is by far the safest but very few manufacturers use them.

Vern Humphrey
July 28, 2009, 05:54 PM
I agree that the striker safety is by far the safest but very few manufacturers use them.
Something I can't understand -- since you can buy an after-market side-swing (Winchester style) safety for these rifles. And for the Remington 700, for that matter.

jimmyraythomason
July 28, 2009, 05:58 PM
There are even kits to convert the original (military style)bolt sleeve to take a Model 70 style swing safety. I prefer the sleek looks of the FN bolt style sleeve sans safety so I have to settle for a slightly inferior safety system on my sporters.

ArmedBear
July 28, 2009, 06:00 PM
Why not just get a Model 70?

The new ones are very nicely put together.

dirtyjim
July 28, 2009, 06:09 PM
personal preferance mainly. i have a pre-64 winchester 70 but i only bought it because it was priced at about half the going rate, i'll use it for trading fodder on a nice mauser sporter sometime in the future.
i think most of the manufactures go with triggerblock safetys instead of mauser & win70 style safeties because of price & because the general shooting population doesn't know the difference.

Vern Humphrey
July 28, 2009, 06:10 PM
I don't like the enclosed trigger on the new Model 70 -- I have a custom Springfield with a Mashburn enclosed trigger and was elk hunting in a freezing rain. Moisture got inside the trigger housing and froze, making the trigger inoperative.

ArmedBear
July 28, 2009, 06:12 PM
Kimber, perhaps?

Dr_2_B
July 28, 2009, 07:53 PM
I like the looks of that

Howaido
July 29, 2009, 12:34 PM
Thanks for all the replies. So, it looks like the answer is that I can get a Mauser action in a sporting rifle, but not a clone of a military Mauser rifle. Is this correct?

I didn't see a Mauser on the CZ website, but I may be missing something.

Thanks again.

jimmyraythomason
July 29, 2009, 12:37 PM
If you want a prettied-up Mauser that looks new get a Mitchell's. Be prepared to pay for it though.

Howaido
July 29, 2009, 12:50 PM
Yeah, I've read good and bad about Mitchell's. Basically, that they just clean up good milsurps themselves, that the bores still may vary a little in condition, etc.

jimmyraythomason
July 29, 2009, 01:01 PM
The "good" about Mitchell's Mausers is you get a good looking,solid, reliable rifle. The "bad" is they are overpriced(IMO),misrepresented as collectors, they have no historical value(has no effect on a "shooter"). If you are willing to pay an inflated price(again IMO) for a like-new Mauser military style k98 then Mitchells' is for you. FWIW,if you bought a mil-surp k98 and did to it what Mitchell's does, it likely would cost you more than a Mitchell's.

Howaido
July 29, 2009, 01:04 PM
Thanks. If I were paying that much, I would want a basically perfect bore and barrel, do you know if they make that guarantee?

I might look closer at their site and talk to them direct.

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