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Old May 29, 2019, 09:54   #1
Heisser Mann
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Good news--Zastava is coming to USA

Great news, affordable Mauser will soon be here, available.

01/24/19 8:00 AM | by Chris Eger

If you are excited about PAPs, M70s, Tokarevs and Mauser bolt-action rifles, prepare to get happy. (Photos: Chris Eger/

Fresh off their 165th anniversary, Serbia’s Zastava Arms is done with working with importers and is set to bring an entire line of guns into the States under their own banner.

Zastava Arms USA, based in Des Plaines, Illinois, is the new U.S-based subsidiary of the European arms maker which traces its origin to the mid-19th Century. Showing off their America-bound models at SHOT Show on Wednesday, Ranko Ristic, Zastava USA’s CEO, had a lot to highlight.

But that’s not all.

Zastava, which was originally founded to make and repair arms for the Serbian military, has a long history with turn-bolt Mausers. As far back as the 1880s, Serbian Maj. Kosta Milovanović redesigned the single-shot Mauser Model 1871 to have a magazine and put it into production by Zastava as the Mauser-Koka, which saw service in WWI. By the 1920s, Zastava was making the FN-tweaked M24 Mauser, a gun that later morphed into the Yugoslav Model 1948 Mauser and remained in production for the country’s military well into the 1960s.

Ristic said the factory, which employs 2,500, never really put the classic bolt-action to bed and it is still in commercial production as the LK M70.

Featuring walnut furniture, a chrome-vanadium steel barrel and Mauser locking system, the Lux and Exclusive versions of the LK M70 rifle have varying degrees of inlay on both the wood and metal while the standard variant is plainer. There is also the LK M85 in .22 Hornet and the rimfire MP22. Further, an AK-based DMR-style semi-auto rifle, the M91, is slated to be on tap as well.

I downloaded their PDF Catalog and they have my favorite, the Mannlicher stocked bolt gun Mauser. Lots of great calibers, no mags to lose, all steel and wood. I am looking at getting at least 3-4 dif calibers, .308, 30-06, 7x57

here's a good video:

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