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Yugoslav Mauser M24/47 8mm

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This rifle was the worst of the three for cosmoline content, but because it had the best-looking wood, we chose to clean it, which required full disassembly and two days of messy work. Despite the preservative, some parts were found to be pitted.

Yugoslav Mauser M24/47 8mm

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The Yugoslav was the best of the three, having decent wood and a sound, reliable action under a heavy layer of cosmoline. That’s a steel cross bolt under the front ring, and it serves as the recoil point. This rifle had a fine trigger. The wood appeared to be decent walnut with some nice grain. The bolt release was pitted on its outer surface, but the bolt was clean and slick.
The arrow points to the safety, here in the fully on position. It locks the bolt closed and the striker rearward. Many hunters carry rifles built on these actions with the safety upward, which permits fast action. This safety won’t work with any scope except a forward-mounted “scout” type.

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