yugo m24/47 or m48?


762 X 54r
February 11, 2013, 11:21 PM
I've been wanting a mauser style rifle for a while and was wondering about these two. I was currios about the Pros and cons of each of them and how they stacked up together. Any details or personal preferances on either of them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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February 12, 2013, 12:00 AM
They are both nearly identical. Main differences are the buttplate (cupped on M48, flat on /47), slightly bent bolt on M48 (not bent enough to allow scope clearance though) vs straight on /47 and the floorplate (stamped M48, milled /47). Other than that, you would be hard pressed to tell them apart. Quality wise, they are the same. Accuracy wise, same. Whichever you can get for a better price. I will say this though: The wood on the M48's I have seen has been more attractive in color/figure than the /47's.

gun addict
February 12, 2013, 12:05 AM

February 12, 2013, 12:08 AM
M24 uses a standard Gew98 type action

I take it you mean the VZ24. Yes, the VZ24 does use a full length action, but the 24/47 uses the same intermediate action as the M48. The VZ24 and 24/47 do not share the same receiver lengths. Basically, if its a Yugo, its a slightly shorter "intermediate" action. Heck, even the bolts are interchangeable between the M48 and 24/47.

Shadow 7D
February 12, 2013, 12:21 AM
The Yugo 24 was set up by FN, using a FN intermediate action

The Czech 24 is completely different rifle

gun addict
February 12, 2013, 01:11 AM
you're right, i was thinking of VZ24, the 24/47 are intermediate actions

February 12, 2013, 06:03 AM
I would much prefer the M48 to a 24/47, and was in the process of looking for one when I found a good deal on a Yugo refurb kar98k (which I prefer to either).

February 12, 2013, 06:57 AM
The 24/47 has a bottom mounted sling while the M48 is through the stock like a Kar98k. That's generally true, but sometimes you'll see an M48 stock on a 24/47. All of the M48s are postwar production while I believe the 24/47s were all Yugo Model 24s made before the war that were refurbed after the war. I'm happy with my 24/47.

February 12, 2013, 09:25 AM
My brother has a previously-unissued M48 (and a good 1942 model K98). I have a 24/47 that is in fantastic condition (barrel, action, trigger, etc.) with decent wood that isn't beaten up. I slightly prefer the 24/47 given these two guns in good condition, but I'd buy whichever one I could find in very good condition. I did a lot of research before buying and it's not too uncommon for Mauser lovers to say that their favorite to shoot is one of these two guns (of course you can also find plenty who favor the K98s, and I think I might be among them if I owned one). I also found a mix with some people who owned both saying that they preferred shooting their M48 and some saying they prefer the 24/47. If you want the war history part, the 24/47 has the edge. Your screen name indicates that you might have a 91/30 (like me and many others). If you get either of these Mausers you will enjoy the stark contrast of quality build and craftsmanship compared to the 91/30. IMO, it's a joy to just cycle the action on good Mauser. :)

February 12, 2013, 09:46 AM
In 1925 the Serbs agreed to buy 100K FN made Mauser Mle. 1924 rifles. In the next two years, '26 and '27 the Serbs duplicated the FN production line and full production of the M1924 was underway on Oct 28, 1928.

The M1924 is a intermediate ring size and is basically a Model 1898 Mauser.

In 1946 the Serbs started to re-arsenal captured Wehrmacht 7.92 rifles. In 1947 they started to e-arsenal their M1924's to produce the M24/47.

Generally the M48's can be found in like new condition, a like new M24/47 is harder to find. My 24/47 shoots better because I have a Mojo sight set on it, but I don't think one (24/47 vs 48) is better than the other. Some of the early M48's suffer from a sticky bolt, this was eliminated in later models as production techniques improved.

Anyone serious about the Yugo bolt guns needs to have a copy of Bogdanovic's book "Serb & Yugo Mauser Rifles"

One of my favorite Serbs is this original M1924.

M48, M48A, M24/52C with 1/2" longer action. (VZ24)

762 X 54r
February 12, 2013, 06:24 PM
Thanks for all the info. I'm leaning toward the m48 because of the way the sling is. By the way I do own a m91/30. :D

February 12, 2013, 09:52 PM
M24/47, M48A, M98k; I have all three, the 48 & 98 both have the sling through the stock, and it interferes with my grip(so I removed it), the 24/47 does not, of all those rifles the 24/47 is the most accurate.
But they are all awesome. I would hate to have to choose one over the others, but the M48A is the newest manufacture of the breed.

February 12, 2013, 11:29 PM

Here's my M24/47. It's one of the odd-birds that picked up an M48 somewhere along the way...I imagine during refurb or what not. I think I probably would have preferred the original M24/47 stock, but I didn't want to be bothered sending it back to Samco. I'm not a big fan of the Kar98k style sling, since I like to use my sling while shooting, so I rigged something up with the original M24/47 sling. I don't think you can go wrong with either an M24/47 or an M48.

stan rose
February 14, 2013, 09:14 AM
I wound up with one of each by accident. I would the same again.

February 15, 2013, 09:57 AM
Local gunshop had racks of the things back in the 90's.

There are lots of little differences between rifles of the same model, in fact, hard to really say there were distinct models. From what I saw the rifles were built from parts. The Yugo's had lots of captured weapons, their old rifles, and everything was disassembled, parts in bins, new barrels (maybe), refinished, and no attempt to keep original parts together.

So you see early milled parts mixed with stampings, etc.

I would look before buying. Make sure the barrel is bright with sharp rifling.

February 15, 2013, 11:13 AM
Both are nice, and in good condition you can't really go wrong. The M48 can still be found in near-new condition for a decent price.

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