These photos represent the average condition of these Yugo M48A 7.9x57mm Mauser rifles, all of which are graded as fair condition by the importer.
Please Note: Surplus firearm may be missing various parts. This is not always the case, but should not be unexpected.
Please note: Stock color may vary from pictured firearms.
I purchased a fair mauser m48 a last week .if you are thinking abt getting one just remember you are most likley getting someones junk return or a rifle they couldnt sell out the crate a few years ago but can sell now .when i recieved i noticed right away 0 blueing an three cracks in stock an hand gaurd. The one looks to be unreparible under reciever where trigger is an its abt 6 inch long .very dangerous to shoot like this .it was a rust bucket too .for being fair this is more like a gunsmith special gun .be prepared to put alot of money or time into it.
Ordered 2 rifles both came with good metal solid actions and very minor rust on bolt and trigger guard. Matching numbers was a plus. I would say both rifles are well above fair condition once broken down and cleaned properly. Bores were a little dirty but cleaned up nicely. Otherwise just missing the front sight hoods and cleaning rods, so no big deal. A great deal on a classic rifle.
Bore looks good and action functions properly. Expected the patches on the stock ,missing hood and cleaning rod. However was not expecting the bent in trigger guard making it a snug fit for my finger to get to the trigger. Will try to bend out but chances are slim the guards already showing signs of cracking.
Received the Fair Condition Mauser just 3 days after ordering it. According to the NRA rating for Fair Condition - FAIR: In safe working condition but well worn, perhaps requiring replacement of minor parts or adjustments which should be indicated in advertisement, no rust, but may have corrosion pits which do not render article unsafe or inoperable. My firearm did not have any rust except for some on the butt-plate and a little on the bands. My firearm did not have much cosmoline on it either. I heated the stock and didn't get really any out. I also soaked the metal components in paint thinner and didn't notice any rust. The bands are not the silver colored as pictured, mine are tarnished even though I attempted to polish them. Mine did have the sight hood and cleaning rod. The stock was not cracked, gouged, or even scratched. I got a stock and bolt with matching numbers, but the barrel was different I don't care though.
i am ecstatic ordered on Sunday picked up from my ffl on Thursday these guys are fast shippers also the most important thing the rifle is beautiful matching numbers and complete with front sight hood and cleaning rod. Over all I would say this rifle is better than fair. It's definitely good. Bore is clean and bright after 2 patches have not shot it yet but I have no doubt that it will function as it should. Bolt is smooth as butter, trigger feels like it should. Wish I would have got two !!
Get one now. Don’t hesitate. Some of the reviews had me scared too but couldn’t be happier. I’ll need a sight hood and cleaning rod. Bore is excellent. I’ll have to a little cleaning but hey, unless you just find fault in everything this is an awesome deal. Surplus is drying up get them now. Thanks SOSS.
I just picked up my rifle today. Honestly I'm very pleased with the value of this deal. Rifle arrived in the condition as described. Stock has some dents and wear but no cracks. Small amount of rust in places but not bad. All that being said the action works smooth as butter. Missing the cleaning rods but ordered a replacement already.The rifle was absolutely filthy. Caked with cosmoline and oil. But it cleaned up great. Very satisfied.
I have been looking for a Mauser for awhile and when I saw the price on this rifle I thought it would be a great deal for the price. Based on the photos I thought this was going to take some work to make it shoot nice and the photos did appear to show fair condition M48s. After a little over a week it got to the FFL and I was amazed. The rifle was better than advertised. It has good bluing, the front sight hood, and all major parts. The one thing missing was the cleaning rod. We took it apart to clean it up and clean up the wood a little bit before taking it to the range. I was very impressed. Thank you Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore for the great rifle. I can't wait to test it!
Based on the image provided, the rifle looks like its in fair condition. So I thought I was going to get the exact looking one or worst. But I was surprise that these look better than expected. Shipping was fast, only took 1 week to get to my FFL. I didn't care about the other imperfections, to me this was perfect. Since I can fix these things pretty good and restore it to its original state, without having to bubba the whole thing. All I cared about is the bore, since that one is a much pricey process. But the bore turned out to be bright and nice! Thank you Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore.
The rifle I received was exactly as described. It was advertised properly, and was indeed missing the sight hood and cleaning rod. No big deal, as reproductions can be had as a set with a sling for about 30 bucks. The bluing is also well worn, and the stock will need a light sanding and some boiled linseed oil applied,and it should bring out some nicely grained wood. I have to laugh at reviews about cosmetics. It is very plainly explained that this is a fair condition rifle. Aesthetics aside, the bore on mine is absolutely pristine, bright and mirror shiny, with excellent sharp lands. The bolt, while having a light patina, is fully functional, and cycles smooth as butter. Can't wait to get it out to the range and see how this ugly duckling performs!!! Thanks SOSS!!!
I have to say, first and foremost, that the rifle shoots like a dream. Mechanical functionality is is flawless. My low rating is for cosmetics. I knew what I was getting into, Fair condition I expected dings, scratches, even pitting and missing parts. What I did not expect however was the very heavy pitting that I found. The bolt mechanism is solid, but so heavily pitted as well as the rest of the rifle. I would consider this gun not up to a “fair” rating, or near it.
I just got mine today, and I am very pleased to finally have it! The description is a little misleading. The rifle has had almost all of the cosmoline sanded off the stock, but no replacement finish has been applied. My rifle will be more of a project than I anticipated. Watch for bits of rust on some accessories, but overall the rifle is in decent shape.