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bentley
September 26, 1999, 12:38 AM
Recently purchased a Yugoslavian M24/47 (stamped on left side of receiver)with a nearly rubbed or worn off Yugoslavian crest. It has what appears to be a Cyrillic serial number (ending in or followed by "44" which is larger than the rest of the Cyrillic stamped number) on the receiver in addition to a four digit Arabic number on receiver, barrel and stock.

I can not find any information about the M24/47 in my Mauser book. Would like to know the history of this rifle. Can you help me?

Thanks,
Bentley

Harley Nolden
September 26, 1999, 10:22 AM
Bently:
My records indicate the following:
Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes until 1929.

These Mauser usually displayed markings in Cyrillic. The guns made before 1939 also had a chamber-top crest of a crowned shield bearing a double headed eagle, placed on a pavilion of gathered cloth. Products of Voino Tekhniki Zavod (state factory) in Kraguyevac often bore a trademark comprising of BT3 (Cyrillic for VTZ) within a triangle. The chambers of post 1948 weapons had the state emblem of six torches within a circle of wheat ears.

Prior to 1923 the kindom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes used of Servian M1899 and M1899/07 rifles converted to 7.9X57mm, 7.9mm M24B rifles (ex-Mexican M1912) converted at Steyr in the 1920's and shortened ex-Turkish M90T 7.9mm conversions.

HJN

[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited September 26, 1999).]

bentley
September 27, 1999, 11:16 PM
Thank you,

It does has the communist crest which is worn. It is in the k98 configuration and chambers the 7.9X57. I do not see the "BT3" mark.

Could this be an FN contract M24 reworked in 47?

Harley Nolden
September 28, 1999, 05:28 AM
Bently:
I don't have that particular information, but I guess it probably could.

HJN

bentley
September 28, 1999, 10:04 PM
Thank you very much for your help! :)

stickshauler3
January 7, 2007, 10:22 PM
I need some advice re; a 24/47 Yugo Mauser! Just bought one from Big5 here in the "peoples republic of California"! Got a decent one and as yet have only boiled the bolt to get the fire/pin to work. How in the heck do ya get the cleaning rod out of the stock. I hate to use pliers, am i doing something wrong? Thanks for any help--------

paul0660
January 8, 2007, 02:33 PM
It simply unscrews. Try some padded visegrips.

stickshauler3
January 8, 2007, 09:31 PM
Thanks, appreciate the assistance! Not much cosomoline on the rifle /carbine so will concentrate on renewing the stock.