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This was sold as a M48 Yugoslav Mauser parts rifle, which it’s not. As best I can tell it’s a 45 Turk. But would like clarification before I decide what to do with it. Thanks
 

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It does look like a Turk with that front band. A photo of the receiver crest might confirm that.
 

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No such thing. It is Properly a Kirrikale Short Rifle
( made 1944-46, probably about 15,000 examples, from DocAV Survey).

The "38/46" was a misinterpreted American Authors
( Smith &Smith) naming in early editions of SAOTW., and carried on in subsequent and edited editions.

There are other similar Turkish short rifles, so without the Receiver, one cannot be sure (1903/37, Kar98/37,
Gew98/37 and 38, even some M1893/2*, in 7,65mm.
(From DocAV survey, Parallax C&R ).

Sad end for an otherwise good rifle.
BTW, what is the Serial?

Doc AV
 

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No such thing. It is Properly a Kirrikale Short Rifle
( made 1944-46, probably about 15,000 examples, from DocAV Survey).

The "38/46" was a misinterpreted American Authors
( Smith &Smith) naming in early editions of SAOTW., and carried on in subsequent and edited editions.

There are other similar Turkish short rifles, so without the Receiver, one cannot be sure (1903/37, Kar98/37,
Gew98/37 and 38, even some M1893/2*, in 7,65mm.
(From DocAV survey, Parallax C&R ).

Sad end for an otherwise good rifle.
BTW, what is the Serial?

Doc AV
Thanks for the correction Doc (y)
 
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