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New manufacture Mauser?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Howaido, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. Howaido

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    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.
     
  2. NCsmitty

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  3. ArmedBear

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    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.
     
  4. Vern Humphrey

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    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.
     
  5. jimmyraythomason

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    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.
     
  6. Vern Humphrey

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. ArmedBear

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    Why not just get a Model 70?

    The new ones are very nicely put together.
     
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    [QUOTEWhy not just get a Model 70?

    The new ones are very nicely put together][/QUOTE]
    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Kimber, perhaps?
     
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    I like the looks of that
     
  13. Howaido

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    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.
     
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    If you want a prettied-up Mauser that looks new get a Mitchell's. Be prepared to pay for it though.
     
  15. Howaido

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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