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  1. Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles
    Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles
    Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles
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  2. Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles

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Few realize it but an obscure little Balkan country which had recently gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire, played a profound role in the development of the Mauser rifle. Serbia's purchase of the Model 1871 rifle came just in time to save the Mauser company from bankruptcy. It became the Serbian Model 1880. Among other innovations for which Serbian designers were responsible was the famous "ring-of-steel" which provided complete support for the cartridge base, and which was introduced into the Gew.M1898 rifle in 1905. Serbia, later renamed Yugoslavia, also helped develop the "intermediate-ring" Mauser action. Yugoslav Mausers — Models 1924, Model 24/47 and Model 1948 — are prized collectors items. Mr. Bogdanovic's book is the first in English to provide a complete discussion of these, and every other "Yugoslav" Mauser rifle from 1880 to the present, including all sniper rifles, hunting and target rifles and .22 sporting rifles. In Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles, each model is discussed in its own chapter. All serial numbers are presented by year. All markings are presented and translated and all finishes and changes to all models a described in text and charts and well illustrated with both photographs and excellent drawings for clarity. These are the rifles that proved so deadly to the Nazi occupiers in World War II in the hands of the famous Yugoslav "partisans."

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Branko Bogdanovic
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: North Cape Publications, Inc.
EAN
9781882391356
Edition
First Edition
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1882391357
Label
North Cape Publications, Inc.
Manufacturer
North Cape Publications, Inc.
NumberOfPages
278
PublicationDate
2005-06-01
Publisher
North Cape Publications, Inc.
ReleaseDate
2005-06-01
Studio
North Cape Publications, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book seems to cover every conceivable aspect of Yugoslav Mauser use and development in Yugoslavia from the late 1800s in Serbia (before Yugoslavia was created)until the 1990s. It contains a wealth of information on variants of the Mausers used in Serb/Yugoslav service, markings, production figures, manufacturing techniques, accoutrements, ammunition, etc. It is very well organized and has a profusion of tables that in themselves provide a wealth of information and are logically laid out. Illustrations tend to be dominated by well done drawings rather than actual photographs of the weapons themselves, although there are also a number of static photos as well as images of the rifles in use. The only negative aspect of this book, in my opinion, is that it is not printed on coated stock, which would have made the illustrations, especially the photographs, much more effective, but I realize that this would have escalated the cost, and thus probably the accessabilty, of the book... Read more
And I say it in those terms, because while I was disappointed that this wasn't too focused on the 2 Mauser rifles you most often see on the surplus rifle market (the M48 and M24/47), the book does give you a complete life-cycle history of the country of Serbia, it's founding and development as an independent country, then it's occupation and resistance to the Nazi regime, on into the first few decades of the Marshall Tito reign.

For those looking to get the finite details on EVERY Mauser ever produced or sold or used in Serbia and Yugoslavia, then this is the book for you! But if you need a how-to manual on how to maintain your newly acquired Yugo Mauser, then you are better off getting one of those "blue book" how-to manuals, it'll give you just about all the information you'll ever need to properly maintain one of these rifles....and I'll tell you what, these are some of the best shooting Mausers you'll ever run across, and they are typically in much better shape than... Read more
This is an excellent book that is well priced and gives a ton of information on not only Yugoslavian Mauser rifles, but also a short history of Yugoslavia and it's military and weapons. Included in the book are photos and diagrams of various types of rifles used by the Yugoslav military as well as a picture of the rare M69 Sniper rifle which is the only photo of the whole rifle that I personally know of. The book also goes into civilian Zastava Mauser type hunting rifles and talks about their export and use in Europe and America. The ONLY thing I don't like about this book is that the pictures are not in color. Not a big deal, but I think in 2014 this should be normal for books. That and I wish it was available in a hardback edition.
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