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Old July 9, 2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Yugo m24/47s drying up?

I used to see these everywhere online are they starting to dry up? If so should i get one now?
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Old July 9, 2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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its never a bad time for a new mauser
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Old July 10, 2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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It's the surplus 8mm ammunition that's drying up.
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Old July 10, 2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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In the world of C&R firearms, especially in today's gun buing fury, if you snooxe, you lose!
It's hard to predict when any C&R supplies will dry up, or new ones will show up. But the political climate right now makes the latter very unlikely.
So if you really want one, buy It now.
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Old July 10, 2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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if you're a mauser guy then yes you probably should, no telling when those $200 beauties will turn $500.... probably already happening as far as I know...

2 months ago steyr M95s were $120 up only 20 since I started liking milsurps 3 years ago.... now they're rounding $300.
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Old July 10, 2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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They are not making any more of them ....... you can't say that about the dollars you are trying to buy them with!
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Old July 10, 2013, 11:54 PM   #7
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Classicarms has M48's for just under $300. not a bad deal at all
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Old July 12, 2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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well I just got my m24/47 for 279.99 at my local gun shop I will post pictures when the wife gets home as i am terrible with the camera
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Old July 12, 2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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2 months ago steyr M95s were $120 up only 20 since I started liking milsurps 3 years ago.... now they're rounding $300.
SOG has M95's, in stock now, for $109.95, "very good condition".
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Old July 12, 2013, 08:36 PM   #10
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I got my m95 from jg like 3 months ago for 99.99 bucks man if tha ammo wasnt so expensive that gun would be one i would shoot all the time
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Old July 13, 2013, 01:13 AM   #11
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pics of my yugo m24/47 I havent cleaned all the cosmo off just most
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Old July 13, 2013, 12:07 PM   #12
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pics a little dark but from what I can tell it looks nice.
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Old July 13, 2013, 02:30 PM   #13
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I does look nice. Good find.

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Old July 14, 2013, 10:21 AM   #14
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yeah lighting sucks in my room. The only real problem is someone scratched up the trigger guard area and the wood has a few dings but nothing major
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:59 AM   #15
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I an remember when Krags, SMLEs, Carcanos, even M1s, were common. Gunshows, gun stores, big retailers had many examples. Plus, they could be purchased for a song...........
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Old July 14, 2013, 11:07 AM   #16
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i remember when i was younger going into the local gunshop with my dad and seeing a crate of assorted mauser with a sign that said "50 dollars each" man why cant it be like that again
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Old July 21, 2013, 11:28 PM   #17
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lordhedgwich:

When Mausers were $50, how much less were peoples' wages? Even with much less pay, guns could have been a better value.

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Old July 22, 2013, 09:47 AM   #18
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When they were $50 apiece, folks made $12,000 a year and were doing pretty good. After the bills were paid, you had about $300 a month for eating out, buying gas for the car, savings, the dentist, and $50 Mausers.
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Old July 22, 2013, 02:21 PM   #19
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The 50's through the 80's were probably the best times at least the buying power of a dollar. When I was in HS in the 60's average kids were buying their own cars with earnings of their after school jobs. My daughter went to the same HS as did only 30 some years later. I used to take her to school and pick her up. Almost none of the kids were driving and there were actually parking spaces, when I went there you couldn't find a parking space 4 blocks away from school. Conversely, in the early 1900's a cheap Iver Johnson pistol cost $5.95 which would have been 2 days wages. It is all relative.
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Old July 22, 2013, 02:28 PM   #20
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What is the difference between those marked 24/47 and the ones marked 48?

Groucho are you like 110? lol teasing.
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Old July 22, 2013, 03:32 PM   #21
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I have a C&R and have not been looking for anything of late but was shopping for a buddy today and WOW!!!!
How prices have gone up in the last few months.
I guess I'll put these AR builds on hold and get me a few more Mauser's and Enfields.
I have all the soviet block guns I'll ever need or want but Mauser's and Enfields I will never have enough.
Well not all the soviet guns; I'm still looking for a svt40 I can afford.
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Old July 22, 2013, 09:02 PM   #22
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I don't know about drying up, but they are sure going up.

Cabela's has had about six on the used rack the last couple of months priced at $399. This month they are on sale for $349.
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Old July 23, 2013, 12:52 PM   #23
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I like Yugo Mausers, I have heard they can be quite accurate with a good bore. I can't remember where, but I recall seeing pictures a guy posted of his 100 yard group with an M48 Yugo Mauser. All five shots were around an inch at 100 off the bench (so he says). If that's true they are good shooters and WAY less expensive than the German Mausers.
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Old July 23, 2013, 08:38 PM   #24
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The Yugos can be very good shooters. I have had several that, with the right loads, would do better than you'd ever expect (and rival any "modern" rifle except custom-built ones). Glass bed them, relieve places of barrel contact with the inside of the hand guard and in some cases, the bayonet lug....and they will often do 2" or smaller groups at 100 yards, with IRON sights.

My current M48, a "carbine" (17.5" barrel) I built using a cut-down 1930's era walnut stock and pristine spare military barrel, will put them all into one ragged hole about 3/4" in diameter at 100 yds, with a 4x scope and a load I developed for the rifle.

That and the fact that they are dead-nuts reliable and tough as a tank....caused me to decide long ago that I'd rather have a re-worked Yugo Mauser than ANY "modern" sporter, or any other rifle for that matter.
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Old July 24, 2013, 02:10 AM   #25
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Samco still had nice 24/47s tonight for about $250, maybe less. Their price has been stable for quite a while.

For those with 7mm Mausers, Samco has very cheap surplus 7mm M. ammo, but there seems to be a good reason why it is so cheap.
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