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by OldRifles
Thu May 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle

Surviving, pre-war Yugoslav slings are rare, so I was thrilled when I was able to get this rifle and the sling together. They're very unlike most other military slings, using a small steel keeper (instead of a button or tension buckle) and a sewn leather slider.
by OldRifles
Thu May 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle

More photos of German numbered parts. The Germans also numbered the butt plate to match, but failing light kept me from being able to get a decent photo of it.
by OldRifles
Thu May 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle

Like all arms in the country at the time of the April 1941 invasion, the Model 1924b rifles were seized by German forces and integrated into the depot and supply system as Beutewaffen, or captured arms. I summarized this process in Post #1 of this thread: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.p...
by OldRifles
Thu May 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle

The original stamps on the butt stock and bolt were retained where they did not interfere with the application of new ones-
by OldRifles
Thu May 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 799

The Model 1924b Yugoslavian Mauser rifle

I was asked to make a post on this sub-variant of Yugoslav Mausers and realized that the background to these can spider-web off into many other directions, so bear with me... Following the cessation of hostilities in WWI and the enforcement of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles (primarily arms re...
by OldRifles
Wed May 13, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

The M1924b shown in the pics in post #13 is mine. I took some better, more focused pics of it today and will post tomorrow in a dedicated M1924b thread so as not to clutter this one (and make internet searches a little easier). The rifle in post #14 looks like a mixmaster that saw service maybe post...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

As time permits can you photo document your 1924 B so readers can see the markings & differences? Please that would be really informative to have lots of close ups. Sure, I just need some time and conducive lighting conditions so I can take some pics. I'll do a side-by-side of an original M1924b an...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

So looking at my 1924 was it in German service. What traits would suggest it was. What modifications ? This one : http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4042 bluing of bolt assemblies, polishing of rear sight leaves serial numbering of small parts not numbered in original production ...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

Thanks. No, the 'B' designation indicated a Gewehr 98 rifle that was acquired (post-WWI) by the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia and shortened/modified to Model 1924 standards. The Gewehr 98 receiver, trigger guard, floor plate, barrel bands and stock were used, while a new front and rear sight assembly we...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

Along with changes to captured rifles, German Ordnance staff also ordered captured bayonets of certain types to be modified. Yugoslavian bayonets were among these, and included the familiar bluing of captured blades and sometimes the replacement of grips and screws. One of the most typical changes w...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

When they are present, the depot stamps are invariably found on the underside of the stock, on the keel. The stamps are small and are sometimes obscured by wear, damage, fading or other, subsequent stamps. Another type of stamp sometimes found is the 'LK5' stamp. It's exact meaning is unknown, but c...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

Some rifles incorporate both stamped parts and acid etched parts. The latter can be only very lightly marked, and are easy to miss in less than optimal lighting. Here are some examples:
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

Here are some of my German captured Yugoslavian Mauser rifles shown together to highlight the differences in modification. Some were only lightly modified by altering the magazine follower to halt forward movement of the bolt on an empty magazine (again, like a K98k rifle) and having the bolt assemb...
by OldRifles
Tue May 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Yugoslavian Rifles
Topic: WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

WWII German use of Yugoslavian Rifles

Yugoslavian rifles (mainly the Model 1924) comprise a noticeable proportion of German captured Mauser rifles among western (Europe and the US) collectors. Many were no doubt brought back to the US following the war, or came here as pre-1968 imports. I wanted to write a relatively short informational...
by OldRifles
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: The Krag
Topic: Wanted: Nowegian Krag Books
Replies: 1
Views: 3356

Re: Wanted: Nowegian Krag Books

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