I finished buying the parts to complete my "everything rifle", and we shall see just how much gunsmithing (should be NONE if the ads are to be believed) is needed to complete this project. Below is my parts list and prices rounded to the nearest (higher) dollar:
Rifle: M24/47 Yugoslav Mauser- $180 (after transfer fee and shipping costs) from J&G Sales
Scope: Simmons 4x 32mm ProHunter handgun scope-$99 at Midwayusa
Scope Rings: Leopold Rifleman 1" low mount-$16 at Midwayusa
M48 or M24/47 Mauser scout scope mount (made by S&K): $70 at Cheaper Than Dirt
340 rounds of Romanian surplus 8mm Mauser ammo (150 grain FMJ steel core)-$99 from AIM
Total (with 340rds of ammunition!):$464 or $365 for the rifle with no ammo. That's hard to beat!