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Posted: 12/13/2013 3:08:44 PM EDT
So I bite the bullet and ordered one..... Mostly happy but it came with a mismatched bolt and I got one of the ones that got used. I am happy about the fact it has got some character marks, just not about the bolt being mismatched. My fault for not reading the fine print.











Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:12:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:05:17 PM EDT
$269.00 before shipping.

Here is the link.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100000268&dir=700|701|1029
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:45:34 AM EDT
Damn. I have taken my unissued M48 with bayonet (not matching sn) to a couple of gun shows, and get offers for maybe $250.00. I have been asking $300.00, which I thought was very reasonable, and according to what you paid, it is.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:20:27 AM EDT
What  you  gunna  shoot  out  of  it ?  
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:59:37 PM EDT
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The other bullets without teeth marks.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:03:07 PM EDT
She is a little rough, but I am hoping she will clean up well. I have ordered a set of head space gauges to check the head space once the chamber is cleaned. Anything else I should do?
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 8:25:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Don8948:
Damn. I have taken my unissued M48 with bayonet (not matching sn) to a couple of gun shows, and get offers for maybe $250.00. I have been asking $300.00, which I thought was very reasonable, and according to what you paid, it is.
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Who's giving the offers?  If it is a dealer, and he can get $300 when he puts it on his table, then $250 is a pretty good offer considering he has to make some markup.  If its from just people at the show then maybe you've got a point...

Anyway....  now kicking myself for not having bought a few more back when they were $99 everywhere.
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 8:48:08 AM EDT
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I got mine a few months ago (Actually, it might be a 24/47),, took it to the range, and ... nothing.

Bolt full of cosmoline. My first VZ24 had no where near the goo level. Can't wait to get out again and try it.

Point is, clean it out well before you try it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2013 12:51:10 PM EDT
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Who's giving the offers?  If it is a dealer, and he can get $300 when he puts it on his table, then $250 is a pretty good offer considering he has to make some markup.  If its from just people at the show then maybe you've got a point...

Anyway....  now kicking myself for not having bought a few more back when they were $99 everywhere.
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Originally Posted By Don8948:
Damn. I have taken my unissued M48 with bayonet (not matching sn) to a couple of gun shows, and get offers for maybe $250.00. I have been asking $300.00, which I thought was very reasonable, and according to what you paid, it is.


Who's giving the offers?  If it is a dealer, and he can get $300 when he puts it on his table, then $250 is a pretty good offer considering he has to make some markup.  If its from just people at the show then maybe you've got a point...

Anyway....  now kicking myself for not having bought a few more back when they were $99 everywhere.


The offers were from both sides of the aisle. My frustration is seeing guns like the op bought (I`m not knocking you, op) go for almost $300.00, counting shipping and maybe FFL fees, in that condition. Mine is unissued, with a sling and bayonet, also unissued.
Link Posted: 12/19/2013 3:17:49 PM EDT
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So are you guys saying I got shafted?

Link Posted: 12/19/2013 4:42:43 PM EDT
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I wouldn't say so. I paid $249 for my M48BO that is all matching minus bolt. Anything under three bills for a Mauser these days I think it a good deal provided it's not beat to shit. And it looks like yours will clean up nicely.
Link Posted: 12/19/2013 5:11:51 PM EDT
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I wouldn't say so. I paid $249 for my M48BO that is all matching minus bolt. Anything under three bills for a Mauser these days I think it a good deal provided it's not beat to shit. And it looks like yours will clean up nicely.
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Originally Posted By SGL_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Kendo:
So are you guys saying I got shafted?



I wouldn't say so. I paid $249 for my M48BO that is all matching minus bolt. Anything under three bills for a Mauser these days I think it a good deal provided it's not beat to shit. And it looks like yours will clean up nicely.


+1,

You paid market or a tad bit above because of the mismatch. But no way were you shafted.
Link Posted: 12/21/2013 5:27:48 PM EDT
Good to know. I got it apart and have started cleaning her up. Without a doubt this rifle was issued and the user left some personal marks. That part is pretty cool, but just my luck not to get a "pretty" one.
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 4:04:11 AM EDT
Pretty  is  NOT  what  gets  the  job  done .
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 6:53:03 AM EDT
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+1, it doesn't look bad to me. Looks like its been there and done some of it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2013 12:25:55 PM EDT
Is everything machined on it?  Floor plate, trigger guard, barrel band?  M48A and B had stamped parts.
Link Posted: 12/25/2013 1:29:18 PM EDT
Nice rifle.
Link Posted: 12/26/2013 8:11:52 AM EDT
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Is everything machined on it?  Floor plate, trigger guard, barrel band?  M48A and B had stamped parts.
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Everything is machined. I will post pics soon.
Link Posted: 12/26/2013 1:23:35 PM EDT
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Look at his picture of the receiver. The pics are still up. It is a M48, not M48A or B.
Link Posted: 1/22/2014 6:24:33 PM EDT
So after a lot of cleaning.....











Link Posted: 1/22/2014 7:04:29 PM EDT
Looks good
Link Posted: 1/22/2014 7:47:34 PM EDT
i like it. Nice honest example.
Link Posted: 1/22/2014 8:19:54 PM EDT
Looks like a new/different stock - you really brought some life to the old bugger - good job!
Link Posted: 1/22/2014 8:53:04 PM EDT
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 - great job OP!
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 3:09:04 PM EDT
Is there any way to tell what year M48s were built? I didn't see a date on mine like Mosin's have. Also, what wars/battles could M48s have been used in?
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 3:35:44 PM EDT
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Is there any way to tell what year M48s were built? I didn't see a date on mine like Mosin's have. Also, what wars/battles could M48s have been used in?
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Some rules of thumb for getting approximate production dates:

M48 1950-52

M48A 1952-65 (stamped magazine floor plate)

M48B 1956-65 (still marked M48A but they have stamped magazine floor plates, trigger guards, and H-bands)

Cyrillic acronmy FNRJ marked on receiver ring 1953-63

Cyrillic acronym SFRJ marked on receiver ring 1963-65.
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 10:08:09 PM EDT
Looks like shit...

I used to do alot of business with weidners ..they have been slipping as of late
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:22:55 PM EDT
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One of my secrets to making the wood look good.


Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:25:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By skytrooper01:
Looks like shit...

I used to do alot of business with weidners ..they have been slipping as of late
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As much as I would have liked to have gotten one of the beauty queens, I least got one that got some history.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 12:25:50 PM EDT
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As much as I would have liked to have gotten one of the beauty queens, I least got one that got some history.
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Originally Posted By skytrooper01:
Looks like shit...

I used to do alot of business with weidners ..they have been slipping as of late


As much as I would have liked to have gotten one of the beauty queens, I least got one that got some history.


I would have called them up and refused to accept it .. Ive had to do this a few times lately. Century sent me an Abortion UZI not long ago with real weird stamping all over the receiver and looked like it had been mauled with an ICE pick with big moon shaped cuts in the receiver

They sent me something that looked completely different the second time around ..

Not bad though... I wish the price of 8MM would come down..
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