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Old 07-20-2011, 06:41 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with Zastava rifles from Serbia? Apparently the old Remington 788 Mauser's were made by Zastava. A lot of retailers here in Canada seem to be offering Zastava rifles (mostly rimfire, but not exclusively). I'm wondering if the quality is anywhere near that of CZ?
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Does anyone have any experience with Zastava rifles from Serbia? Apparently the old Remington 788 Mauser's were made by Zastava. A lot of retailers here in Canada seem to be offering Zastava rifles (mostly rimfire, but not exclusively). I'm wondering if the quality is anywhere near that of CZ?
I think that was/is the Remington M798, recently imported. From articles I've read, I'd not hesistate to purchase one myself and have been considering getting one as a donor rifle for a custom job. For the record, I also own two CZ 550s and would still welcome a Zastava M98 clone.

Perhaps this article will shed some light:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/subscriber...ington_798.htm
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I had an Interarms Mark X rifle that had Zastava stamped on the receiver under the stock line. Worked great and I couldn't see any problems with it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:14 PM
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The Zastava factory makes the Charles Daly Superior II rimfires (and DID make the Rem Mod 5 rimfire; discontinued). I can heartily recommend the Charles Daly version.

Compared to CZ, the CD is a bit more 'rough', but accuracy and function is definitely very good in the CD.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:45 AM
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Several importers over the years bought 98 Mauser rifles from the Zastava plant. Interarms, as mentioned, Parker Hale, I think. I belive the Charles Daly Mausers, also.
Every one I've seen as been a good solid rifle.
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Sadley Charles Daly is no more.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:57 PM
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Hoosier gun works has them listed for sale at 299 this is the action will use for my 35 B/W
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:17 AM
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Sadley Charles Daly is no more.
yes several years ago Charles Daly lost the right to sole importer of the firearms to none other than Remington. Remington imported barreled actions only and had the stocks done here and sold as the Rem 788 & 798 models, where as CD had the whole rifle imported under their CD name. i'm always on the look out for one of the CD small ring series in .223 or .22 Hornet. would make for a dandy carry rifle.
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I'm pretty sure that they were the 798 & 799. The 788 was (is) a budget bolt rifle from Remington (also) but was made from '67 to '83.

Remington Model 798 and 799 Rifles (Rem. 798, Rem. 799)
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I'm pretty sure that they were the 798 & 799. The 788 was (is) a budget bolt rifle from Remington (also) but was made from '67 to '83.

Remington Model 798 and 799 Rifles (Rem. 798, Rem. 799)
Yeah, I suspect that was just a typo. Made the same mistake myself not long ago.
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In my opinion any rifle based on the Mauser 98 is a good'un.
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Hoosier gun works has them listed for sale at 299 this is the action will use for my 35 B/W
That there, is a killer price!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:01 AM
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EAA is the current US Importer but as others have said, Interarms, Charles Daly, Parker Hale and Remington have all imported the Zastava rifles in one form or another.

I have one of the Charles Daly actions that I built into a custom .358 Norma. While they are perhaps a bit "rough" right out of the box, though totally functional, they are perfect candidates for custom rifles because any good smith can make an incredible shooter out of one without much effort.

They are one of the best bargains in the rifle world hands down IMO.
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Old post I know.
But I cant find a usa importer for the zastava M85 -161 22 hornet rifle that has parts for it.
Anyone know of a usa or non usa importer I can order parts for the zastava M85 22 Hornet rifle.
Want firing pin/fire pin spring/22 hornet extractor/22 hornet extractor ring holder / and a couple of 22 hornet clip magazines.
I have sent and email to an Australian importer but no reply as of 2 days.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Anyone know of a usa or non usa importer I can order parts for the zastava M85 22 Hornet rifle.
Try Century Arms, I think they are the importer.

Contact J&G Sales, they sell the rifle and probably know about parts.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:06 AM
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Got a reply from J&G and they sell the rifles but no parts.
Remington supplies no parts for the 799 which would fit the M85 .
FIME Group sells the rifles but they dont supply parts but recomended K-VAR which suposably does parts but i have already contacted them and it was also sell the gun but no parts.
Numerich Arms well no help there either.
Beretta of australia is a zastava dist and contacted them but no reply.
Century Arms you qeussed it sell rifle no parts.
K-Var as already mentioned no parts.
Charles Daly no luck with M85 parts but had rifles to sell.
Century Arms was a dead end on parts too.
EAA Corp had rifles to sell but no parts.
I even emailed zastava in serbia at [email protected] and the did reply but with they cant send me parts directly so go through a usa dealer for parts ect BUT I CANT FIND A DEALER DISTRIBUTOR THAT CARRIES PARTS FOR THE RIFLES THEY ARE SELLING.
Even Remington didnt carry parts for there rem 799 which was a serbia zastava gun.
Doesnt appear to be a usa dealer distributor carrying parts or willing to get parts so i tried a couple off shore sellers and as of yet no luck.
I have been searching for the parts for almost 2 years now and not found any of them.
What im looking for is the parts for a zastava M85 -161 bolt action rifle or remington model 799 or charles daly even had the gun .
These parts are for a 22 hornet caliber .
Im lookin for a firing pin / fire pin spring / 22 hornet ejector / ejectors holding ring / and a couple extra 22 hornet clip magazines.
Many come forward with info that i have already checked on but ocasionly another one i havent checked shows up so hey yeah please throw any and all info at me .
Even the old others gave me is apreciated because some where sometime im gonna hit the jackpot.
Anybody know of a usa or even another country distributor i can email please throw it at me.
I keep hearing others says they have places to get the parts but even there info on parts suppliers came up empty so far.
Did have a fellow tell me that he COULDNT find parts for his zastava m85 in 7.62x39 rifle but did find info that the sako vixen older rifles extractor number 5 fit with minor filing and worked perfectly.
This extractor will fit the rem 799 or zastava m85 for the 7.62x39 extractor and he got the part from westerngunparts.com or call 1-780-489-5711 ask for Irv i was informed.
I did call talked to Irv and yes he could get the extractor #5 for a xastava m85 or rem 799 in 7.62x39 and ordered it from sako older rifle vixen but no other parts to be found so i hit a dead end again.
But you individuals needing an extractor for the 7.62x39 rifles are in luck as another parts with minor filing fits and its an easy fit.
But again im begging for info for my 22 hornet as for parts so PLEASE yell at me
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:32 AM
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I feel your pain on the parts availability issue. M85 magazines are virtually unobtainable, as Century has the exclusive distribution rights for Zastava rifles but has no interest in selling parts or magazines to support them.

In terms of quality, the barreled actions are superb, while the stocks are a bit unfinished, but have great potential if you apply an oil finish like Tru-oil over the top of the original finish and finish cutting the checkering.
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