Here are my two German Yugos; a V.R.69 (recent PW Arms import) and a PREDUZECE 44 (C.A.I. import from 2003).
All numbers match where they should and they have faint but visible German stock markings. The V.R.69 has many more remaining German proofs than the PRED.
The V.R.69 has a star stamp on the grip; does anyone know what that is for/from?
funkendunkel, that's a nice TRZ/BNZ
where did you get it?
I got it at J&G sales. I'm lucky that I live nearby and can hand pick myself. Didn't know what I bought until I started researching it. All that I wanted was a good shooter with no counter bore, strong rifling and matching numbers. I didn't even see the BNZ or know what BNZ was famous for. I've been more of a Mosin buyer
I have a couple Yugo K98's, will post shortly.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the name used to identify this particular rifle? Is it a Model 98/48 or something similar? J&G Sales lists them as Mauser 98 Bolt Action Rifle, 8x57, German K98k Rebuilt by Yugoslavia.
deleate post,sorry wrong area..
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Here is my Yugo K98 I just got. Great bore, and it came with the sight hood and cleaning rod. It's a recent PW arms import.
S/N K3115. The barrel, I think, is a Yugo replacement as well as the stock.
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I looked at a stamped Prez44 with a winter trigger guard at Danny's Guns in Duncan, OK today with gorgeous bluing all over and a red laminate stock for $380. it was pretty but I don't do Yugo reworks.
Old Godziller, he lives over there in Jay-pan and that's a long ass commute just for a beat down.
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I make reproduction Yugoslav pre-WWII rifle slings and bayonet frogs.
I stumbled across this at a Gander Mtn earlier this year. Was hoping to find one of the rarer variants, and came across this instead. A very pleasant surprise. IAW Branko (thru, and thanks to Nothernug), "....RZ-5 stands for "Remontni zavod", - "repair facility". It is exactly the same as TRZ-5 or Tehnicko-remontni zavod - technical repair facility. Name of the facility are sometimes written short - only Remontni zavod."
Thank you very much! I hadn't noticed that mark on the extractor ring - I'll have to take a closer look! I have a SCW WZ29 that has the circle-Z, but only on the receiver ring. I'll have to compare the marks to see if they are similar. Thank you once again for pointing that out!
I received a Radionica 145 24/47 .the cool issue on mine is they did not go nuts on the import marks and the receiver is beautiful and the crest is also really mint .I would venture to say the YUGO name is a resistance to collecting these .Yes the tide is finally turning .If you say you've got a Serbian m24 or m24b ,then eyebrows go up ! Hopefully we can get past the YUGO thing and see these are well worth buying and collecting .
I have found a german rework very reasonable I have been looking at in a California shop .It's a non mover so far .I might have to just go and "move" it.
Are you trying to tell us that you found a YUGO rework of a GERMAN K98k or what?
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I picked up a K98k today that has been reworked by Yugoslavia after WWII. The rifle is a Pred 44 rework and all most all of the German markings have been scrubbed except for a few serial numbers (none match), a couple of WaA, and the 43 on the receiver for when it was manufactured. The bolt does not match either the Yugo serial number or any of the old German numbers. The stock is a laminate stock that has seen better days. Some parts of it have not been sanded and other parts have seen a lot of sandpaper. There is what appears to be a manufacture date under the butt plate which looks like 2. 9. 4? K.K. I have not been able to get the front barrel ban off so I have not seen what markings are on the under side of the barrel or on the inner sides of the stock. From the look of the metal of the front H ban and the barrel I am not the only one to have this problem. The bore looks pretty good and I will be taking the rifle out to the range next weekend. I like the Mauser rifles and I have become more interested in K98k's so this is me putting my toe into the shallow end of that pool. I have not been able to get an overall image of the rifle, just couldn't get good lighting but I will get one later on.
Here are a few more images