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#6396134 - 08/05/16 05:01 PM Bought a MILSURP Mauser Today.
slow944 Offline
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I've been looking for a MILSURP rifle for a few months now and I ran across a Czech VZ24 at Jackson's Armory in Snyder Plaza by SMU. Since my wife is 2nd gen Czech I wanted something from BRNO. Wanted $400 for it but I traded a shotgun and got out the door for $216 w/tax. Gun is pretty much a beater as it was made for the Romanian Army in 1940. I did notice he has a ton of military if anyone is looking, saw several M1's and others. Barrel is kind of rough but it does have good rifling. Just needs some TLC. If I can remember to get to Fry's Elec. and pick up an SD reader I'll post pictures.
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#6396179 - 08/05/16 06:05 PM Re: Bought a MILSURP Mauser Today. [Re: slow944]
Sniper John Offline

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16760
Loc: North Texas
Can't wait to see the pictures. I have a fairly large collection of milsurp mausers myself.

#6396292 - 08/05/16 07:25 PM Re: Bought a MILSURP Mauser Today. [Re: slow944]
Skipetex Offline

Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 106
Loc: Hughes Springs, Tx
It will make a fine weapon

#6396492 - 08/05/16 11:02 PM Re: Bought a MILSURP Mauser Today. [Re: slow944]
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I had one of those; 1939 Romanian. It was kind of a beater and the bore was maybe 65% but it still shot really well.

Its hard to beat the 8mm Mauser! My first milsurp was a Yugo M-24/47 (pretty much the Yugoslavian version of your's). I loaded some 200 gr. Speer Hot-cors and took her hunting. My first prey were two Barbado rams. Shot clean through both of their shoulders with one bullet at 125 yards. Needless to say, I was sold on the 8x57!

Most milsurp 8x57 like the longer, heavier projectiles. 200 grain are a beast!
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#6396929 - 08/06/16 02:37 PM Re: Bought a MILSURP Mauser Today. [Re: slow944]
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Registered: 04/05/10
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Yup, love me some 8x57JS. Makes a fantastic pig round, hard hitter. The 198 grainers hit like a freaking freight train, though I prefer the 175 grain Sierra PH's for all around use. I have a Yugo 24/47 and a Husqvarna 96 that are tack drivers with them. My wartime k98's prefer the heavier longer bullets.
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#6397465 - 08/07/16 07:22 AM Re: Bought a MILSURP Mauser Today. [Re: slow944]
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Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 237
Loc: Flower Mound
Love my Mausers. Yugo 48 and a Swede. And looking for more! 8x57 is good shoulder exercise. Haha. Where would we be today without Mauser and Browning?

Enjoy it and don't worry about how she looks on the outside.


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