I just got an email , one of the general issue that AIM sends out when they get something special in.
They have some really nice Yugoslavian Model 1948 Mausers. The guns come in all three of the main variants, and in three grades. The best grade looks to be unissued condition, runs $400.00 plus shipping , etc.
These are the Yugoslavian produced copies of the Mauser K98. They have teak stocks (at least, mine do) , and are close though not exact copies of the K98.
Usually, when AIM sends out something like this, especially good ammo deals, I rush right to the computer but they are all sold out by the time I try to order. And I get on my computer at all hours of the day and night, so I should be getting the word in pretty short order.
I like the guys at AIM, they have always treated me right and they're friendly. I wonder if they are tipping off their cronies before passing the word to the general public. I may be just suspicious by nature, but that's what I'd do if I worked there.
The Yugoslavians produced all sorts of Mausers after the First World War. They had their own factory, and although they primarily copied Fabrique National designs, later on they used German models. They also produced a huge number of Mausers after WWI with parts they got from the Germans as war reparations.
The most sought after variant is the Mauser 1948, which is what AIM has somehow gotten hold of. Ten years ago a bunch came in and I bought two really nice examples. All milled parts, etc. Be careful what variant you buy, as they have differences.
These are chambered in 8mm Mauser, and they are sweet shooters.
Just didn't want anybody to miss out. I buy from AIM but don't get me wrong, I don't' have any financial relationship with them.