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sharpshooter5647 08-23-2011 12:01 AM

M48 mauser scope mounting problems/suggestions
Hi I have a m48 mauser, and I'm wondering how to mount a scope on top of the receiver so the bolt handle clears

The Bolt handle is bent
I originally bought a .400 low turret mount, and that's too low
I placed an order today for the Leupold 2 piece base and Leupold standard 1"high rings, which should give me 1.2-1.3 inches of clearance

Will that'd base and ring set be enough to clear the boot handle?
I have a VX-1 3x9 40mm scope if that helps

And if that's not enough, what mounts would work?

jpattersonnh 08-23-2011 12:08 AM

OK, You bought a low turret mount. From Who??? I've never heard of a .400 low turret. This is a true low turret. Bases are see through as original.
A simple solution would be a short side rail.
German made Short side rail for Sweden. M41b

sharpshooter5647 08-23-2011 12:10 AM

Bought a low mount from Talley, it was the height from base to bottom of the ring was .400

But will the Leupold setup work?

jpattersonnh 08-23-2011 12:20 AM

What bases did you buy?

sharpshooter5647 08-23-2011 12:22 AM

Leupold 2-Piece Standard Scope Base Mauser 98 Matte - MidwayUSA

thats the base

Leupold 1" Standard Rings Matte High - MidwayUSA

and these r the rings, i called Leupold up, and they say that it has 1.2-1.3 inches from the base to where the scope sits on the rings

jpattersonnh 08-23-2011 12:28 AM

Have you had the rear ring on the receiver gound yet. You need to for either base.

sharpshooter5647 08-23-2011 12:34 AM

im sorry, im new to the guns, im not exactly sure what that means

the first mount i bought, i didnt have to change the reciever shape or anything

jpattersonnh 08-23-2011 12:35 AM

This is the correct mount.
Zrak Scope Mount M98 for Yugo M48 Mauser
Correct set-up:
Yugoslavia M48 Sniper Rifle

Very accurate rifle. If you have a hack do the work, your wasting money.

jpattersonnh 08-23-2011 12:38 AM


Originally Posted by sharpshooter5647 (Post 568132)
im sorry, im new to the guns, im not exactly sure what that means

the first mount i bought, i didnt have to change the reciever shape or anything

At the rear of the receiver, there is a hump by the charger slot. That needs to be ground to allign correctly. The mounts are mounted w/ the hump ground, but not taken off.

sharpshooter5647 08-23-2011 12:44 AM

yea ive seen that mounting system, if these Leupold mounts dont work, then ill get that set up
but ive seen the m48 setup with the Leupold 2 piece

Surplusrifle Forum • View topic - Newbie with old questions about mounting a scope on an M48
this link shows both the leupold 2 piece and the Zrak mount

i have an excellent gunsmith here in southern cali

so will the Leupold mounting system work without a lot of tweaking?

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