Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Yugo M48
Sniper Rifle
Based on the M48BO Model Mauser
Calibre 7.92x57mm
Serial No: W03768
Price: £900

*** Commission Sale ***

Very Good Condition

After World War II, the Yugoslavs took the Mauser K98 design and incorporated minor changes.

M48BO Models were built between: 1956-1965- and had additional sheet metal stampings incorporated insetad of fully machined parts.The specific changes in parts is unverified but include stamped barrel and H-bands and the magazine spring follower. The most significant change and external appearance whereby the M48BO may be identified is the trigger guard. Whereas previously, the trigger guard/mag well were machined from a solid billet of steel, it was changed to an assembly fabricated from stamped parts. The new trigger guard has a rib running around the exterior of both sides.
M48BO: The "BO" stands for "bez oznake" and translates roughly as "unmarked" or "without markings."
i.e. they were not stamped with any national or manufacturer's markings.

This example is built using a short side Rail Mount & German pre-war Carl Zeiss Jena Zielvier Sniper Scope