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August 12, 2009, 11:27 AM
whats the difference between a yugo m48 mauser and a yugo m24 mauser? Is one better than the other?
thanks in advance

August 12, 2009, 11:44 AM
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.

August 12, 2009, 12:08 PM
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.

James K
August 12, 2009, 09:30 PM
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.


August 12, 2009, 10:41 PM
why do some of these have bent bolts and others dont?

August 12, 2009, 10:52 PM
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.