Originally Posted by jpattersonnh
Yugo '98's were not captured at all, just leftovers. Could it have been captured...possible, but not in 1942 since it made in 1943.
A refurbed K98 will not have the same stamps as an M48. It was not made by the Yugo's. It was mearly refurbed.
There should be a letter code on the barrel and floorplate, that could give a clue as to what it started as.
Let me thank you for your response.
I've talked to a Croatian gun expert and historian.
The rifle has been manufactured between 1940- early 1943 in Nazi germany(He checked the rifle and he's sure about this estimation).We still don't know exactly where, but he knows who to figure it out(several original(german) markings are still visible).
RIFLE CAPTURE / LEFT OVER
The rifle has been most probably
captured by yugo partisans / left over by Germans between 1941-1943.Left over by germans or captured by yugo partisans...it doesn't make any difference, since it was used by both parts during the WW2.
Done before 1950(Prob. between 1946-1948).Thanks to the markings, we know where the refurbishment took place and in the near future I'll know (almost) exactly, what's the post-war story of the rifle(Thanks to zastava's archives)