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Stock replacement

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 pm
by retread12345678
NO EXPERT. Will a Model 48 Yugo rifle be at home in a German 98 K stock ?? I have read the M48 actions were shorter than wartime 98ks. Any body

know ? I have a nice , but mismatched Yugo sported but not drilled and would like to restore it. Thanks

Re: Stock replacement

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:23 pm
by Ghoulardi
why not just buy a m48 Yugo stock? there are a few on GUNBROKER

Re: Stock replacement

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 am
by 72 usmc
Yep, figure from $100 at gun shows to $175 at auctions for an M48 stock complete with all metal, now a k98 stock complete with metal and hand guard from a gun show or like Stewards military antiques --- you are talking $250-400 depending on finish and markings/modifications. see http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com ... y-antiques

Also M24/47s and M48s use a shorter action(intermediate)rather than the (standard action ) K98, so the stocks will not interchange easily. M48s are an intermediate length action. There are different screw hole patterns. If I remember right, a standard length action has 7 7/8" between the trigger guard screw holes, and an intermediate length has 7 5/8" . Also if I remember right, the M48 Yugo barrel has an extra bit of metal with a slightly different extractor slot cut. K98 German barrels show slightly different cuts. Because of this, without a lot of tinkering, fitting, and cutting, the shorter M48s do not just drop into a K98 stock. You should also have hand guard problems with fit. Then it's not original, its a cobbled together mess. Best to keep it as a sporter rifle, then go too such a cost to make a Yugo/German bubba. A true Mauser guy can correct me on the above if I remember wrong. I did not take down my two rifles to verify this. here is some source info http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catalog/ ... rence.html

Do it right and increase your rifles value and restore it to its former glory. For a drop in fit, why not just buy a nice M48 cheeper stock from eBay, a gun show, or an auction and avoid the fitting problems that a K98 stock would give. A K98 stock is generally on the more costly side. Now as a side note, a VZ 24 stock does allow for a drop in fit for a K98 action if it had a bent bolt cut on the VZ24 stock. Also there are a lot of spare M48 stocks because many guys got those cheep $79 M 48s back a few years ago and made them into hunting rifles by using the black stocks or fancy wood stocks. Hence, you generally see M48s or M48A stocks rather than a nice K98 stock at shows. And why would you alter an expensive K98 stock unless you have an RC K98 cracked dog stock to use.

So for around $100-150 I think you can get a complete M48 stock. That will allow your action to just drop in and restore that rifle. And if you already have a K98 stock any fool would trade you even+ for that K98 stock and give you a nice M48 stock in :drool: :drool: trade ASAP.

Re: Stock replacement

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:36 pm
by retread12345678
Thank you all. for your accurate and. excellent advice.