This morning I ordered a Yugo M-98/48 from Classic Arms, Inc. It is listed as a "sniper" by the importer, and has the holes for the scope mounts already drilled. I hope it turns out to be a good shooter.
Does anyone here reload for the 8mm Mauser? I am looking for a cost effective source for brass and bullets. We can do the reloading questions on the reloading forum, to keep from tying this one up, if you wish.
This just seemed like a good starting point.
OH, you got that model. It's a real K98, but it's been tapped for scope mouts. Man if I got one of those I'd put the EAW mounts on the rifle, then get a sniper scope. All of the hunters would have to bow down to me, and everyone who ownes one of those.
Its not really a sniper rifle unless it has the scope. Later in production, the Nazis added the screw holes routinely so they could easily add scopes later. Still an excellent rifle though. We're lucky scope production couldnt keep up. The Garand ruled!
The mount I have doesn't line up with the holes, so I will take it to the gunsmith that does my rife work. He is competent and does very good work.
I did find a box of PMC ammo yesterday for $16.00, and fired 6 rounds. Looks like this one will be a good shooter.
the m24 yugo mauser is built in 1924, most models you see are the m24/47 molels. the m48 is a mauser built on captured germen machinerey after WW2. the one nick has is a rearsenoled K98. anything that was on the rifle that dealt with germany was ground off.