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Old February 18, 2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Yugoslavian M24/47 8MM Mauser

Are these decent rifles? What is a fair Price? How about ammo availability and price? I was considering adding one to the collection but need a shooter.
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Old February 18, 2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Most of the Yugo Mausers are shooters, they seem to run $250-$300 right now. They're good rifles, if you get a good bore and matching bolt. Ammo is 8mm Mauser, 7.92x57, the only good surplus out right now is the Yugo ammo, it's pretty good, but not reloadable. Prvi Partisan ammo is new, brass-cased, and reloadable, little under $1 a round. Reloading is the best way to go.

The Romanian surplus ammo from a few years ago was great stuff, but it's gone.
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Old February 18, 2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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The Yugo 24/47s and model 48s are a real bargain. Many I have seen have near mint bores with minor stock wear & match bolt. They are very well made and are real tack drivers.
Would not surprise me if the supply runs out in the next year and the price has no where to go but up. Samco & Aim may still have some.
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Old February 18, 2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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Got my son one about a year ago. Make sure you're getting one of the "new" re-arsenaled ones that have not been re-issued since packed away in cosmo sixty some years ago. They're in great shape.

Our first trip to the range, and he was shooting 3"-4" groups off the bat at 100 yards- and we're long range guys that never shoot without scopes..

He set the rear sight at 600 and aimed at a tire on the berm at 565 yards.
Near center hit. I almost knocked over the spotting scope. I was impressed.
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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I found one with the accesory kit including bayonet for $299 I think I will have to have one. I see ammo for around $14 to $15 for 20
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Old February 19, 2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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I've never bought from Samco before, but they've got a pretty good selection, including bent bolts, even with the optional accessory kit comes out to less $$

https://www.samcoglobal.com/1-M24-47.html

I see they have barreled actions...I might see a nice mauser sporter in my future. When these were re-arsenaled, most got new M48 barrels...
I know the one I bought had never been issued/fired: the rear action screw was too long (bolt wouldn't cycle) and the safety didn't work (needed tweaking as mauser safeties often do).

The surplus ammo is about gone, but you can get Prvi for about $14/box from AIM (when they have it in stock).
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Old February 19, 2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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Samco has some pretty guns at a great price. Thanks for the link
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Old February 20, 2013, 10:53 AM   #8
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The Samco Yugos are a real bargain. I would pay the extra and get a select model. Recommend an accessory kit with bayonet & sling if they have not sold out. Do not expect an expeditious shipment. Their delivery times take 10 - 14 days, but worth the wait.
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Old February 20, 2013, 11:41 AM   #9
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If you can examine before you buy do so. Local gunstore had these and I took a cleaning rod and got rifles with the best combination of bore condition and fit.
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Old February 22, 2013, 05:01 PM   #10
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I have one of the Bent Bolt 24 47s from Samco. Its a good Rifle. I use my own handloads in mine and its very accurate and dependable.
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Old February 25, 2013, 08:33 AM   #11
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Yugos are good!

Yugos are usually great shooters; 1-24/47 and 1-M48A. I scoped & sporterized the 24 and she prints 1"-2" @ 100 and 3"-4" @ 200
with any given load I put in her (my handloads) and a 65+ year old barreled action.
She likes 180 grn Nosler Ballistic Tips the best and has claimed two deer so far.
The M48 is still in military dress and will shoot 3"-4" @ 100 from the bench with those horrible mil sights.
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Old February 25, 2013, 09:08 PM   #12
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I would probably get one from Classic before I got one from Samco. Never bought from Samco, but their reputation ain't all that great, slow response and shipping.

http://www.classicfirearms.com/c-r-e...m-mauser-rifle
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:45 PM   #13
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I ordered one from Classic. If I could just find ammo. I saw some at a local gun show today, that's why I ordered the rifle. Guess I'll go back tomorrow before heading to the range.
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Old March 3, 2013, 03:29 PM   #14
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Bought some surplus 8mm Yugo $7 for 15rds and Romanian $12 for 20rds in stripper clips. I also bought some new commercial stuff. Just waiting for Classic Arms to ship.
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Old March 7, 2013, 07:16 PM   #15
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Gun arrived and is in excellent shape. Beautiful walnut wood, bore and all metal is very nice. The bolt and trigger assembly are pretty gummy but are soaking. I'am really pleased with weapon and Classics Arms.
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Old March 7, 2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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Please post some pictures.

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Old March 10, 2013, 09:17 AM   #17
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The bolt and trigger assembly are pretty gummy but are soaking. I'am really pleased with weapon and Classics Arms.
A gummed up bolt can cause hang fires, particularly with the 50's Yugo ammo (hard primers). Clean and lube the guts of the bolt and you should be GTG. Worse case is replacing the firing pin spring with a high power one from Wolf.
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Old March 12, 2013, 06:48 PM   #18
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I cleaned the Mauser up pretty good. I took the bolt apart and cleaned all the cozmo out. The safety won't go into the safe position in the rifle. It will if I compress the cocking spring just a little while out of the rifle. Is there a easy fix? This will be a range gun only and I'am thinking of leaving well enough alone.
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Old March 12, 2013, 07:24 PM   #19
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Just remember the 24/47, like the 48 is a shorter action than the standard German 98 Mauser, so some parts and things like scope mount bases might not interchange.

Fox, unless you are familiar with the way the Mauser safety works, I suggest having a gunsmith look at it. It might be an easy fix or trying to fix it could leave the rifle very dangerous.

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Old March 13, 2013, 07:45 AM   #20
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Fox, unless you are familiar with the way the Mauser safety works, I suggest having a gunsmith look at it. It might be an easy fix or trying to fix it could leave the rifle very dangerous.
Great advise from Jim on the safety. The safety is not something you should work on unless you know how it works.
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Old March 21, 2013, 11:15 PM   #21
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Hello all, I used Leupold rings & mounts for a standard Model 98 on my Yugo 24/47 that I sporterized 7 years ago,
some Blue lock-tite on the screws, and she has been fine ever since, several hundred rounds later and she is still spot on.
Also the Timney trigger in it, is for a standard 98 also and works great in the Yugo.
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