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These models are collectively referred to as M48BO.
BO = "Bez Oznake" Which translates roughly to "without markings".
The majority of M48 series rifles will be stocked in either beech or elm.
All models of M48 can sometimes be found completely lacking all markings aside from the serial numbers.
7.92 x 57mm (8mm Mauser) Rifling: .......................... 1 Turn in 240mm (9.4 in.) Barrel Length: ............... In the cases where older stocks with VZ24 type side-swivels were used, the side-mounted hardware was removed and the holes plugged with dowels. Despite the continued availability of refurbished German K98k and M24/47 rifles, the further need for arms continued.
This is an acceptance/inspection stamp meaning "Military Control" to ensure quality of manufacture.The issue bayonet was also marked Preduzece 44 and was carried in a blued steel scabbard with a leather frog.Although the first batch of M48's was stocked in walnut (only a few thousand rifles), the expense of the wood blanks forced a change to more affordable species.Based on prototyping begun in 1948, in 1950 the Model 48 Mauser was finalized and adopted for service.The M48 borrowed on pre-war M1924 and wartime K98k features and combined both in the finished product.
The K98k type of band and spring arrangement was used and no provision was made for a bolt-takedown mechanism in the stock.