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Just reading the previous thread about sporterizing a Yugo M48 barreled action. Didn't want to corrupt his thread so I opened this one.

I've thought about this action for a few years now. My biggest question is this: What stock to buy and will aftermarket parts for a M98 work for this action. Will this action fit in a M98 stock or does someone make a stock specific to the M48. Will the three-position aftermarket safety for a M98 fit this action? I've built a couple 7X57 rifles before and think that would be a fine choice but I'm really leaning toward a 6.5X55 this time. That cartridge has intrigued me for a while now. And how can you tell if it's a M98 length or a shorter one?

When I was a youngster, 'bout 5' tall, I built a 1903 Springfield and turned it into a fine hunting rifle. I still own the rifle and am in the process of refinishing it yet again. But a new project is always welcome, especially with Winter coming on.
 

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The M48 is a different length than the standard '98 action. Painting with a broad brush, the parts that will not interchange are;

Bolt
Firing pin
Bottom Metal
Stock

Triggers, safeties, mounts, barrels, etc... will interchange. The only M48 unique part of real concern is the stock and they are available, just not as available as the '98.

The M48 is ideal for all of the 57mm length cartridges... 6mm Remington, 257 Roberts, (6.5 x 55), 7mm Mauser, & 8mm Mauser.

I have plans for a M48 sporter project myself chambered in 284 Winchester. My theory is that I can take advantage of the larger case capacity and couple that with the length of the M48 magazine box, load the bullets so they are not seated back into the boiler room (so they fit into a short action) and be able to get the full potential of the 284 case.
 

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Boyd's and Richards Micro-fit both make stocks specific to the M48. I already have a plain walnut from Boyd's and am looking at the Old Classic in English Walnut from Richard's.
 

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Thank You

This is incredible, guys, thanks for responding with such great info. It's looking better and better.:D
 

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i put a yugo in a boyds walnut stock, it fit great!! appearantly not having to kinda fit a kazillion other variants allowed then to cut the stock to match the action nicely as this thing fits as good as a lot of new factory rifles i've seen around... shoots great with the 185gr remington bulk bullets too!
 
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