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    My local gun store has two rifles they call Yugo M98 Mausers. They are almost identical, one has finger groves and the other doesn't. The only information I find on "M98" Mausers are that Mauser has a current production hunting rifle they call the M98. I had not heard of Yugo M98 Mausers before. Is this a reworked Gew 98? They're asking $470. (The pictures are from gunbroker.)

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    Correct, a modified and de-Germanized Gewehr 98.

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    I'm looking for pre-war Yugoslav Mauser bolt number 36455. If you have it, let me know! I'll pay a finder's fee on top of the selling price.

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    Or a Yugo rebuilt, renumbered, and recrested Gewehr 98M, the collector designation "M" standing for "modified" and meaning the Original Lange rear sight was replaced with a more modern tangent rear sight. The sights were changed in Germany between WWI and WWII. Many of the G98M rifles continued to be used by Germany during WWII in which some found their way to Yugoslavia. They would have been 'captured' by Yugoslavia at the end of WWII.

    The stocks on both of the subject rifles are likely original. Later G98 rifles had finger grooves, earlier ones did not.

    The term "M98" is so generic as to be useless in identifying a specific rifle. Germany, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Spain, China, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Austria, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and Turkey manufactured "M98" Mausers.
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