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Preduzece 44 98k Yugo at $130-pass or play?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by deus_sol_invictus, May 3, 2006.

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  1. deus_sol_invictus

    deus_sol_invictus Member

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    Assuming a decent rack grade rifle, what's the normal price on these? It seems overall that guns have gone up in price across the board (except Nagants) this past year. A friend bought one and the bore, chamber, and bolt cleaned nicely with decent finish on the wood.
     
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    Buck-thirty for one of those sounds like a good price. I bought one at a gun shop nine or ten years ago for 169.00. It's a real nice solid shooter.

    -jagd
     
  3. kfranz

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    That's a fair price. I'd buy it, and I've already got a handful of them
     
  4. Stiletto Null

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    *scratches head*

    Do you mean an M48, or a redone 98k? (I'm a bit new to the collecting thing.)

    The three M48s I own were $140, $130, and $170 (impulse buy, heh). I expect actual 98k types would go for a little bit more.
     
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    from your description, that mauser could either be an actual k98 that was wiped clean in the yugo factory, or a yugo m48.

    in either case, its a good buy. but the former can be a much cooler find. yugo factories tried to wipe off all the original german crests and whatnot, but some got missed. i was able to trace the action on mine back to a 1937 build.

    look carefully over the entire gun. if its in shootable condition, buy it. check out that bore, if its just dark, no big deal as long as the lands are still sharp. if its pitted, i'd probably pass on it.
     
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    Just to clarify, if it is a Yugo reworked k98 I'd buy it.

    If it's an M48, I wouldn't buy it at that price. You can pick up "dark bore" or "cracked stock" (usually very small) M48's often enough for about half that price and still have a fine shooter
     
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    $130 for an M48 (in good condition) is bad?
     
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    No, it's not bad, but it's not super either. I'd rather spend half that to get one with a dark bore or cracked stock that usually clean up well enough, and spend the other $65 on 1200 rounds of surplus ammo.
     
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    Century has them on sale this...

    month cheaper. And, they are in excellent condition with accessories........You need to find out WHICH model rifle you are looking at. If it is a 24/47, and has the accessories, it is a pretty good price.....chris3
     
  10. deus_sol_invictus

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    I decided on a 24/47...

    It's in cosmolene, super clean bore and bolt, great wood, with accessories for $150, tax and all. I pick it up in a couple of weeks as I paid half today.
     
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    check the side near the crest, if it says Mod.98 it's a K98 re-work. The major difference between the K98's and the Yugo Mausers is the stock itself, no M48 i've come across has the metal insert in the butt of the stock to assist in firing pin removal. This isn't fool prood however, as I've seen some K98's in yugo stocks.

    If it's an actual K-98, I would pick it up, but that's me personally. If it's not a K-98 and just a Yugo, probably find it cheaper.
     
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    You did ok....

    the 24/47 is a Czech model 24 that was rearsenalled by the Yugoslavs. The Czechs build excellent rifles. Better than the M48/As....enjoy.....chris3
     
  13. deus_sol_invictus

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    As cheap as 8mm ammunition is..

    I can't pass it up. This is the second old warrior I've bought in less than a month, the first was an Enfield #4, Mk. 2 factory sporterized rework by Fazerkerly. I paid $80 for the rifle and I've got 400 rounds of UK ammo coming from Sportsmen's Guide.
     
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    $130 doesn't sound bad.

    The K98s left behind by the Germans that were stamped with Yugo crests and markings are far better rifles than anything the Yugos ever made. If it has DOT, DOU, or BYF markings on the receiver, all the better.
     
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