VZ24 "C" series from 1937 *** Pix Added Today ***
I have just gotten a near mint 1937 Czech VZ24 from a vets wife. As expected there are no import marks and the rifle is just about flat new with 98% blue and a perfect bore and bolt race is in the white. Some patina on the butt plate and bolt knob.Stock is marked with C457xx. Stock is perfect with no sanding just old light original varnish finish. No sling. No Jap markings and no Czech proof markings.
I have researched this and it seems to be a Japanese contract rifle. Can anyone shed more light on this rifle or the Czech/Jap contract in general and or where these rifles were located. Seems odd that 8mm VZ24 rifles would be used by a Army using 6.5 or 7.7mm weapons.
Other than a 1937 mint VZ24, just what do I have here?
Last edited by RH Scott; 02-20-2010 at 07:41 PM.
Reason: Pictures added to post
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