Darn nice collection!
I do believe I'm the one told you you scored that carbine?
Another thing, there is no such thing as a "Serb" model 1924. Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (CXC) til 1929 but still commonly called Yugoslavia. From 1929 until WWII Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
I didn't notice any combat damage on that one rifle. But those drag marks on the side are common. I think I have them on two rifles.
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Not too sure about the receiver line stamping of the serial number for the stock. That was a standard FN practice and an early Yugo (& Serb) practice. Still see it on some later stocks (and matching weapons) though. Still have no idea when the practice changed to putting the serial # on the butt.
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"In times of trouble and of war, God and soldiers we adore; When wars are done and wrongs are righted, God's forgotten and the soldier slighted." Ye Olde English proverb; origin unknown
I make reproduction Yugoslav pre-WWII rifle slings and bayonet frogs.