The trigger is good for a Service gun and offered a mid-weight, 2-stage pull that gave a predictable break of about 4-5lbs. Binding Contract Placing a bid at Auction Arms is a binding contract. They are both in about Fine condition. Century arms more recently began offering drilled and tapped M48 rifles not marketed as sniper rifles. Though less likely to be original to the Bosnian rifles, it is still a viable option to restore one with. It looks great, comes with a 2.
Explanations and history regarding all the different models will follow. The bottom of the grip and left side of the butt are marked with small circular stampings. There are no distinguishing markings for rifles used in Bosnia other than Insignia, markings or carvings placed by individual soldiers or squads that may or may not be present. Scopes could have been stripped from hunting rifles, or even older military rifles to use on others for the war. There is no evidence that the Century Arms imported M48 Sniper rifles used a particular issue scope. I also was contacted by an ex Serb soldier with some chilling information on the symbol as it appears on my rifle stock.
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While Serbia ws occupied by the Central Powers, the Serbian army was evacuated by the Allies, reequipped and continued to see service on the Thesalonikii front in northern Greece until 1918, After the defeat of the Central Powers, Serbia formed the core of the new Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, or Yugoslavia. For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Play Store message as you try to install. My restored Bosnian Sniper rifle Returns to zero when remounted. These rifles will be import marked on barrel with Yugo 8mm C. The Serbs were a Slavic tribe that settled in the Balkans around A.
The rear V and front blade proving fine enough to place precisely. As mentioned before many of the scoped rifles probably started as Game Warden or Forestry rifles. Both groups apparently spent as much time and energy fighting each other as they did the German and Italian occupiers, who were aided by various ethnic and religious groups seeking revenge for past wrongs real and imagined. Equally the bolt, which was in the white with just a little staining, was tight on closure and smooth in operation, though the handle position makes it less easy to operate from the shoulder than the turned-down style. This would indicate this as a rifle used by Bosnia.
You're not the High Bidder until you've been notified by email that you are. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Note the very different alterations that were done to these two mounts. I once bought a Steyr M95M at a pawnshop, where it was being tauted as a Mauser rifle by virtue of it's being chambered for the 7. I don't know what the K and U stand for.
If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. Look for it to be available soon from North Cape publishers. I did manage to make contact with David Abarzua of Century Arms to ask him where Century imported the current M48 sniper rifles from. We accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Cash, Personal Checks and Cards. To call and pay by phone, please wait until the afternoon on Monday after the sale. Never glorify war, understand what men are forced to do for their country and their survival. The top of the bolt handle is marked with the serial number.
There are two leveling screws front and back that tighten down on the rear sight base to level and secure the scope base. The rifles were never used extensively until it was replaced, in 1948, by the Yugo-made Zastava M48. But I found Pecar mostly exported their scopes to the British Commonwealth. Mauser marked mount on right originally made for the Zastava Sporters in late 1970s to 1980s through a licensing deal with Mauser Werks. It turns out through some complicated accidents of history, this was the national symbol of Bosnia and was used in Bosnia's Coat of Arms. I am very amazed that you have that gun because nobody ever captured one from those snipers.