The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 12, 2009, 11:27 AM   #1
mp25ds4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 6, 2009
Posts: 392
stupid question

whats the difference between a yugo m48 mauser and a yugo m24 mauser? Is one better than the other?
thanks in advance
__________________
Liberal Newscaster Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked:
'What do you feel.....when you shoot a Terrorist?'
The Marine shrugged and replied, "A Slight Recoil."
mp25ds4 is offline  
Old August 12, 2009, 11:44 AM   #2
Scorch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 11,434
Main differences are barrel length, stock features, and sights. The M24 rifles were bought from a variety of sources, primarily FN and Brno. The M48 is an intermediate length action, made in Yugoslavia after WW2.
__________________
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Summit Arms Services
Taylor Machine
Scorch is offline  
Old August 12, 2009, 12:08 PM   #3
Calfed
Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2007
Posts: 97
Many of the M24's were refurbished as "M24/47's" after the war. New M48 barrels were used on some of these M24/47's when they were refurbed. The M24/47's were the "intermediate length" Mauser action and were FN M24 actions. The M48's, in their various iterations (M48, M48A, M48BO, etc) are also "intermediate length" actions and are about .25 inches shorter than the "full length" K98 actions.

The "full length" Mauser action Brno M24's were refurbished into the Yugoslavian M24/52C's.

Last edited by Calfed; August 12, 2009 at 09:58 PM.
Calfed is offline  
Old August 12, 2009, 09:30 PM   #4
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,333
Yugoslavia, then a new nation, not only bought M24 rifles from FN, but also had FN install the machinery and tooling to make the rifle at Kragujevac. Production in Yugoslavia did not get underway until after WWII, with the M48. While the M48 is not a bad rifle, it is (IMHO) not as well made as the Belgian-made M24.

In spite of Mitchell's Mausers statements, the M48 was not German, was not made on German equipment, was not used by the German army, was not used in WWII, has little historical value, and is not a K.98k. Other than that their ads were scrupulously honest.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old August 12, 2009, 10:41 PM   #5
mp25ds4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 6, 2009
Posts: 392
why do some of these have bent bolts and others dont?
__________________
Liberal Newscaster Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked:
'What do you feel.....when you shoot a Terrorist?'
The Marine shrugged and replied, "A Slight Recoil."
mp25ds4 is offline  
Old August 12, 2009, 10:52 PM   #6
Calfed
Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2007
Posts: 97
The M48 series were designed with bent bolts. The M24's were designed with straight bolts. The fact that some M48's have straight and some 24/47's have bent is probably a result of the bent M48 bolts being interchangeable with the straight M24/47 bolts.
Calfed is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07092 seconds with 7 queries