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Yugoslav 1899c restoration

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Yugoslav 1899c restoration

#1 Post by Mwt » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:26 pm

So what do you do when you need an 1899c to fill a hole in your Yugoslav collection but you can't find one in good condition at a decent price?

Restore one on a complete action purchased on GunBroker for $100.

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Hmm...small ring action...8x57 barrels are mostly large ring. Do as the Yugoslavs did...cut off the old threads on an old m1924 barrel and rethread as a small shank.
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Stock? Type 2 m1924 Yugoslav Carbine stock should work...with a little minor inletting
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Coming together

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Finished

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Shoots decently with Speer 200 gr spitzer and 42 gr 4064.

100 yd 5 shot group.

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Stock and barrel were scrounged from my buddy's stash of old parts left over from his sinful sporterizing days. 1899c lower band from Springfield Sporters. Including cleaning rod from SS - total investment about $150

A little history if you are not familiar with this conversion. The new Yugoslav government converted these former Serbian 7x57 mauser 93 type long rifles to the m1924 short rifle pattern in 8x57 in the 1930s.

Similar conversion was done on other old rifles in their inventory. Captured Turkish 1890 long rifles became m90t
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Gew 98 rifles became m1924b - this one is neat because of the Partizan Star on the stock.
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M95 Mannlichers became m95m
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Of course these were secondary to the frontline m1924 rifles leading up to WW2. The first 100,000 were FN made.
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Part of the deal with FN was equipment to produce the m1924 in Yugoslavia
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The m1924 Carbine was exactly like the standard short rifle except for addition of side sling swivels.
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Post WW2 the Yugoslavs refurbished many m1924 rifles into 24/47.
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VZ24 rifles were refurbed as m24/52c
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K98k German captured rifles were refurbed into m98/48.
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Finally new manufactured m48 and m48a Mausers made in the immediate post WW2 years rounded out their long history of military Mausers
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History lesson over!

Regards
Marty



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