Been thinking of getting an M48 myself, just such a gorgeous piece. Problem is the ammo.Nice rifle indeed. In the USA, I came across only one in my life in mint condition and regret not paying the 300 dollars for it. I did open a crate of them in Iraq, all mint new virgin all matching examples and sadly no way to bring one back. Was a crate of Yugo M48 Mausers, all virgins in same cache site. What great LOOT that would have been !!