This poster's question started an influx of information far beyond the scope of his original question that behooves us to save. It also introduced us to Branko Bogdanovich. He is the historian at Zastava, a former Yugo Army officer, and auther of a book on Yugo military rifles. The book was released in June 2005 and is available through North Cape Publishers among other sources. It's well worth the price.
Therefore I have culled "chatter" from this posting retaining all the information to keep it down. (it had been up to 5 pages.) It rambles a bit but is well worth reviewing, especially if you don't have the book.
What years were the Yugo M48 & M48A produced in. Ive got an unissued model 48 ser # 34872
Just wondering what the actual date of manufacture was?
Havent shot it yet, my wife says I should buy a shooter rifle and put this one up. Its a tough decision because I've not received my C&R ffl yet.