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1950-52 Model 48 Mauser Rifle
1951-52 Model 48 (7.92 x 57mm) Mauser Rifle
(Mfg by Preduzece Crvena Zastava (Red Flag Factory)

Caliber: ......................... 7.92 x 57mm (8mm Mauser)
Rifling: .......................... 4-groove, RH Twist. 1 Turn in 240mm (9.4 in.)
Barrel Length: ............... 23.24 in. (590.2mm)
Overall Length: .............. 43.1 in. (1095mm)
Weight: ......................... 9.0 lbs. (4.1kg)
Magazine Capacity: ......... 5 (staggered column)
Qty Mfg: ........................ 238,515

Source: .......................SERBIAN AND YUGOSLAV MAUSER RIFLES (2005) by Branko Bogdanovic - ISBN:1-882391-35-7

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Full length view of M48 Mauser rifle and typical accoutrements.

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Full length view of rifle and typical accoutrements.  Note the issue sling and M48 bayonet.

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Note the serial number stamped into the elm stock.

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Note the opened bolt and the bolt stop.

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View of action.  Note the Preduzece 44 rollstamp on the side wall and the cyrillic FNRJ stamp on the receiver ring.

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Barrel band, cleaning rod and front sight hood.

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M1948 Oil bottle. ЛОД (MAЗИBAЊE) = "oil"

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M48 oil bottle. ЧИШ (ЋEЊE) = "Alkali"

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Bayonet keeper and frog.  The scabbards were matched to the bayonets on the keeper.  Sadly, this bayonet and scabbard are mismatched.

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Bayonet frog.

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Back fo bayonet frog.

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Scabbard mouthpiece. Note the BK acceptance stamp.

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Bayonet markings, Preduzece 44.

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M1948 ammunition pouches.

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Rear view of ammunition pouches.

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Receiver markings and recoil crossbolt.

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Magazine floorplate. Stamped matching serial numbers.  Note the floorplate is milled.  On all the other M48 series weapons, this part is made of stamped sheet steel.

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Trigger guard.

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Pistol grip with inspector's stamp.

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Another view of the inspector's stamp, a geometric shape with a cyrillic "P" inside.

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BK acceptance markings.

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Note the milled bands.  On later M48 series seapons the front band is stamped, folded and seam welded along the bottom.

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Front sight hood, copied from WW2 era German mausers.

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Muzzle.

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Note the serial number on the receiver ring.

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Serial number on the bolt handle.  Note that the bottom of the bolt handle ball is flat to gain a grip, rather than dish-cutting the stock.

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Note the inspection stamps on the rear of the safety and bolt shroud.

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Receiver crest denoting this to be an M48 model.

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Bolt stop/bolt release with inspection stamps.

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Magazine follower.  Note it is designed without a bolt hold-open.

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Interior of receiver.

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Rear sight.  Note it is of the 2 button design of many WW1 era mausers.

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Rear side of sight ladder.

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Bottom of bolt.  Note the inspection stamps on the bolt handle root and the extractor.  Also note the assembly number under the bolt.

 
   
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