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Old 05-11-2018, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default What is this flower carved into an M59 stock?

Does anyone know the significance of the flower carved into this M59 SKS?



Here is the whole rifle.

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Old 05-11-2018, 09:37 AM   #2
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the first death blossom rifle?

nah, jk... looks like the beginning of a Fleur de lis?
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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I'm thinking Fleur de Lis as well, which I recall reading recently was a very culturally significant symbol in that region.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:53 PM   #4
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Yeah.
The Fleur de Lis is a common icon in heraldry in the former Yugoslavian states.

Former flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina for example:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...80%931998).svg

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Old 05-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:43 PM   #6
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Bosniac symbol, the lily flower.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:06 PM   #7
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Definitely Bosnian. I saw that for sale recently I think, is the OP the buyer?
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Didn't they make a magazine with a Fleur de lis there? Very desirable as I recall.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:32 PM   #9
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Didn't they make a magazine with a Fleur de lis there? Very desirable as I recall.
Yep
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Definitely Bosnian. I saw that for sale recently I think, is the OP the buyer?
The OP was the seller.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:37 AM   #11
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I have a Yugoslavian buttstock with an inlaid brass fleur looking design>>

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Old 06-16-2018, 11:27 PM   #12
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That is really cool. ^^^
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I have a Yugoslavian buttstock with an inlaid brass fleur looking design>>

I would give you good money for that
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:45 PM   #14
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akblue I assume those are two different rifles? Are they still kits or did you build them? Any interesting carvings?
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akblue I assume those are two different rifles? Are they still kits or did you build them? Any interesting carvings?
I got one with a kit (left one with decal) but never used it on the build and it was not serialized the same as the kit.
The other with the fleur inlay I got from a box o' stocks at Knob Creek some years ago. The fleur covers the serial location on the right side.
I used to collect the BFPU and Balkans stuff and had lots of examples over time. Sold much of it.., kept some of it. Nothing spectacular but the markings intrigued me.
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Blue, love your Balkan stuff!!
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No doubt, some really interesting stuff there. I'd love to find one with a fleur like that, I have a Croat SKS and Serb AK but nothing definitively Bosnian to complete the "set" as it were.

And I'd love to know the story behind the swaztika / ss grip. There were some strong Nazi sympathies in all three areas during WWII, maybe they got passed down to someone's son or grandson.
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Wait, no 90210 pictures?
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No doubt, some really interesting stuff there. I'd love to find one with a fleur like that, I have a Croat SKS and Serb AK but nothing definitively Bosnian to complete the "set" as it were.

And I'd love to know the story behind the swaztika / ss grip. There were some strong Nazi sympathies in all three areas during WWII, maybe they got passed down to someone's son or grandson.
The Ustasha/Ustashe were Nazi sympathizers in WWII. They were know to collaborate on Jewish captures and extermination camps.
The movement survived and was somewhat known during the 1990's Balkans War.
I sold that item as it had no historical reference that interested me.

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Wait, no 90210 pictures?
I had a Barbie" stickered lower handguard., Yugo pattern. Named her "Battlefield Barbie when I sold her off.

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Old 06-24-2018, 05:01 PM   #21
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There was substantial Bosnian and Serbian collaboration with the Nazis as well, the Serbs seem to have done a good job of misdirecting their own blame on the issue onto the Ustashe movement. For anyone interested I would suggest Serbias Secret War, Cohen. It's dense but brief and raises some really good questions about the preservation of history, which is especially relevant as we move into the digital age, but I digress.
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I luv that BFPU stuff AKBlue!

Wish I could find sum.

Battlefield Barbie is a classic.
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Wish I could find sum.

Battlefield Barbie is a classic.
Battlefield Barbie>>

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