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    Default Czechomania . . . for your enjoyment

    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ98/22 Czech Turkish
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ98/29 Czech Iranian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ23a Czech German
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Bolivian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Chinese
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Colombian
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Turkish VZ98-22 1.JPG Turkish VZ98-22 3.JPG Iranian VZ9829 1.JPG Iranian VZ9829 3.JPG Czech. VZ23A 1.JPG Czech. VZ23A 3.JPG

    Bolivian VZ24 1.JPG Bolivian VZ24 4.JPG Chinese VZ24 2.JPG Chinese VZ24 3.JPG Colombian VZ24 1.JPG Colombian VZ24 3.JPG

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    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Czech
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech El Salvadoran
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Guatemalan
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Iranian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Iraqi
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Japanese
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Czechoslovakian VZ24 1.JPG Czechoslovakian VZ24 3.JPG El Salvadoran VZ24 1.JPG El Salvadoran VZ24 3.JPG Guatemalan VZ24 II 1.JPG Guatemalan VZ24 II 3.JPG

    Iranian VZ24 1.JPG Iranian VZ24 3.JPG Iraqi VZ24 2.JPG Iraqi VZ24 3.JPG Japanese VZ24 1.JPG Japanese VZ24 5.JPG

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    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24JC Czech Brazilian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Nicaraguan

    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Romanian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Romanian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Spanish
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ24 Czech Yugoslav
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Brazilian VZ24 (JC) 2.JPG Brazilian VZ24 (JC) 3.JPG Nicaraguan VZ24 1.JPG Nicaraguan VZ24 3.JPG Romanian VZ24 King Carol 1.JPG Romanian VZ24 King Carol 3.JPG

    Romanian King Michael VZ24 1.JPG Romanian King Michael VZ24 3.JPG VZ24 Spanish 1.JPG VZ24 Spanish 3.JPG Yugo VZ24 1.JPG Yugo VZ24 3.JPG

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    Nice!
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    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ32 Czech Peruvian
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ12/33 Czech El Salvadoran
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) M1908/34 Czech Brazilian
    Zbrojovka Brno Povazska Bystrica (dou) G24(t) Czech German
    Zbrojovka Brno Povazska Bystrica (dou) K98k (VZ98N) Czech Czech
    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) VZ30 Czech Iranian

    (Last three photos are out of sequence due to Gunboards program - each photo is labeled.)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Peruvian VZ32 1.JPG Peruvian VZ32 3.JPG El Salvadoran VZ12-33 2.JPG El Salvadoran VZ12-33 3.JPG Brazilian 08-34 1.JPG Brazilian 08-34 3.JPG

    G24(t) dou 41 1.JPG G24(t) dou 41 3.JPG Czech K98k 1.JPG Iranian VZ30 Carbine 1.JPG Czech K98k 3.JPG Iranian VZ30 Carbine 3.JPG

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    Zbrojovka Brno (ZB) (dot) MG34 Czech German
    Ceska Zbrojovka Praze (CZ) CZ24 Czech German
    Ceska Zbrojovka Strakonice CZ27 [P27(t)] Czech German
    Ceska Zbrojovka Strakonice CZ38 [P39(t)] Czech German

    no photos of VZ52 rifle or pistol
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    Czech it out! WW!

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    I'll bet you can find some more if you keep digging. Please Czech for us, won't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    I'll bet you can find some more if you keep digging. Please Czech for us, won't you?
    I czeched but the only one missing is a VZ33 or G33/40 - and I haven't found a cheap one yet.
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    Default 98/29 'Iranian" is it one of the czech produced, or iranian?

    produced by Iran on Czech machinery
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    Quote Originally Posted by gil View Post
    produced by Iran on Czech machinery
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    It is made by ZB but I have an M1949 Iranian made.
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    Thanks, Richard and Sgt Rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    I czeched but the only one missing is a VZ33 or G33/40 - and I haven't found a cheap one yet.
    But when he does, the Czech will be in the mail

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    Yer killin me.....nice collection.
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    Awesome collection Bill - bet some of those rifles have a "Czech-erd" history!


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    Awesome collection! Is that a P or C block Japanese? Is there a thread on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milsurp2.0 View Post
    Awesome collection! Is that a P or C block Japanese? Is there a thread on it?
    Thanks, Milsurp and befus.

    It's a P series (1937, more than 10,000, and intended for export). The P block was made in late 1924 or 1925, only 10,000, and intended for the Czechoslovak Army.

    There was also an E series and a no prefix series made about the same time. Some of the no prefix series had a C stamped as a prefix on the stock only and were sold to Japan. Not a lot is known about the P, E, and no prefix series other than the P series was sold mostly to China and Japan. It may be that they were lost in Russia by Romania.

    There is a post on my Japanese VZ24, posts #353 & 354 at http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...-Mausers/page8
    Post #1 has a partial index to the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwt View Post
    Awesome collection Bill - bet some of those rifles have a "Czech-erd" history!


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    Thanks, Marty, not only do they have a Czech-erd history, but they have Czech-erd buttons on the rear sight slider which tend to make Czech-erd marks on other stocks when thrown onto a pile of rifles.
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    I have a CZ38, it's a strange pistol. Do you have a CZ45?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regis Rex View Post
    I have a CZ38, it's a strange pistol. Do you have a CZ45?
    I agree the CZ38 is certainly strange. I don't have a CZ45 or anything in .25, although I have a fair sized pile of .32 pistols from all countries. I personally would not carry a .25 and never felt the need to get one with so many other larger caliber pistols and revolvers available.

    The only Czechoslovak weapons I have which were not in the thread are a CZ52 pistol and rifle. I have no photos of either of them. I do have bayonet/scabbard/frogs for all rifles which accept a bayonet.

    Of course we don't have to carry a pistol to collect it, but the photos show my idea of a small carry pistol. They're small enough to carry two which is faster than changing mags. My normal (almost always) carry is .45.
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    Thanks for this post! Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbine Kid View Post
    Thanks for this post! Great stuff!
    Glad you liked it. I do that occasionally on Sunday afternoons.
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    Great post. I'll Czech it out again no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosedog View Post
    Great post. I'll Czech it out again no doubt.
    Thanks, Czech the time. Don't you guys ever sleep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gil View Post
    produced by Iran on Czech machinery
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    Not at all wanting to hijack this thread, but this question triggered me to dig out of my archives some pictures of two long Persian M98/29 rifles made in Teheran which I've spotted here in Germany in the last two years. The first one is complete with a Persian-made stock (no idea what kind of wood they used - it has a rather unusual mottled grain pattern) and I personally inspected this rifle at the seller, but in the end refrained from buying it because the hand guard was cracked in its full length and the bore rather worn out (plus the price asked was way too high...).
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    Probably need to "Czech" the drift in this thread, but this little Pole makes a dandy ccw as long as you replace the hammer spring with a lighter one and a heavier recoil spring. C&R eligible and about $200 with an extra mag



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    Quote Originally Posted by 7x57 View Post
    Not at all wanting to hijack this thread, but this question triggered me to dig out of my archives some pictures of two long Persian M98/29 rifles made in Teheran which I've spotted here in Germany in the last two years. The first one is complete with a Persian-made stock (no idea what kind of wood they used - it has a rather unusual mottled grain pattern) and I personally inspected this rifle at the seller, but in the end refrained from buying it because the hand guard was cracked in its full length and the bore rather worn out (plus the price asked was way too high...).

    The second one is a deactivated rifle, sitting in a Brno-made stock:
    It wasn't that many years ago that the question was "Do Iranian made long rifles exist at all?". It seems they do but no one knows how many were made. Iran apparently focused on M1949 carbine production after proving they could make some long rifles.

    Don't worry about hijacking; this thread has run its course of displaying a number of Czechoslovak made weapons. Now we can let others in, even Polish Walther derivatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwt View Post
    Probably need to "Czech" the drift in this thread, but this little Pole makes a dandy ccw as long as you replace the hammer spring with a lighter one and a heavier recoil spring. C&R eligible and about $200 with an extra mag



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    I'll see your Pole are raise you a Turk military pistol. The MKE civilian version was imported but never the Kirikkale military pistol. It is a close copy of the Walther PP but in 9mm kurz or .380. The original grips are marked "Kirikkale" and the replacement grips are marked "MKE". The original grips have a broken corner.

    The pistol was given to my uncle in Turkey; he was a long time US civil service adviser on ordnance to the Turkish Army (unless he was there for other purposes which were not made public).
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    It wasn't that many years ago that the question was "Do Iranian made long rifles exist at all?". It seems they did but no one knows how many were made. Iran apparently focused on M1949 carbine production after proving they could make some long rifles.
    Well, while the long Persian M98/29s have s/nos. consisting of a 4- or 5-digit number followed by a Farsi suffix letter, the s/nos. on the rifles made at Teheran consist only of 5 digits. I have observed so far nos. 23880, 25147 and 25378. 25147 is pictured in W.D. Ball's book, the other s/nos. are those of the rifles posted above.
    Between the lowest and highest of these s/nos. there are 1,268 rifles. If numbering started with 00001, according to these observed s/nos. more than 25,000 could have been built - or more than 5,000 if the leading digit "2" denotes something different (e.g. acts as a model identifier).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7x57 View Post
    Well, while the long Persian M98/29s have s/nos. consisting of a 4- or 5-digit number followed by a Farsi suffix letter, the s/nos. on the rifles made at Teheran consist only of 5 digits. I have observed so far nos. 23880, 25147 and 25378. 25147 is pictured in W.D. Ball's book, the other s/nos. are those of the rifles posted above.
    Between the lowest and highest of these s/nos. there are 1,268 rifles. If numbering started with 00001, according to these observed s/nos. more than 25,000 could have been built - or more than 5,000 if the leading digit "2" denotes something different (e.g. acts as a model identifier).
    I am SO glad you are keeping track of Iranian made long rifle serial numbers, so I don't have to.
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    The KKale pistol is really interesting Bill - czeched my safe again but can't top that!


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    No, I know, you only wrote that so you could say "czeched"!
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    The depth of your Czech collection is remarkable! Those Central American contract VZs are tough to find in any condition, let alone the nice condition I see represented here.

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    Now you will have to share the FNs


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    Very nice Bill! We will have to start calling you Czech-laden! Any CZ75's in that collection?

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    I have a VZ33 that I would part with BUT it wouldn't fit your standard of quality. All matching but the crest has been pinged out on it.

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    Is there any information available to determine the difference between serial numbering/sequence of the Czech produced and the Iranian produced 98/29s? I ask because decades ago I bought what I am certain is a Kurdish Peshmerga 98/29 that was clearly captured by the Turks. Century import marked it as a 'Turkish mauser' the stock was busted beyond repair. I believe it to be an Iranian produced rifle--serial #ed in excess of 9,999. Neat used shooting grade Persian 98/29 which unfortunately resides in a 98/22 stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by gil View Post
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    Hi Bill
    Is there any information available to determine the difference between serial numbering/sequence of the Czech produced and the Iranian produced 98/29s? I ask because decades ago I bought what I am certain is a Kurdish Peshmerga 98/29 that was clearly captured by the Turks. Century import marked it as a 'Turkish mauser' the stock was busted beyond repair. I believe it to be an Iranian produced rifle--serial #ed in excess of 9,999. Neat used shooting grade Persian 98/29 which unfortunately resides in a 98/22 stock
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    Hi gil, see post #29 from 7X57.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phosphorus32 View Post
    The depth of your Czech collection is remarkable! Those Central American contract VZs are tough to find in any condition, let alone the nice condition I see represented here.
    Thanks. I know what you mean, my El Salvadoran VZ12/33 is in the worst condition of all - and it is an upgrade, in better condition than my first one was. Most of my guns came from Gunbroker or other auction sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwt View Post
    Now you will have to share the FNs
    There's an idea. Maybe some Sunday afternoon. I think I've done Spanish Civil War, Colombian, Carbines, and Czechomania so far. (Strange every one has a "C"). All my Mausers are in "Mausers, Only Mausers". They're all mixed up but there is an index by post and page numbers in post #1.
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    Very nice Bill! We will have to start calling you Czech-laden! Any CZ75's in that collection?
    Thanks and no, I don't have a CZ75. The majority of my guns are pre 1950 and most are pre 1960, although I do have a few modern guns. Some of my favorite modern guns are below. That's a 3/4 inch group at 100 yards from the Bushmaster AR15HB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HerrMesser View Post
    I have a VZ33 that I would part with BUT it wouldn't fit your standard of quality. All matching but the crest has been pinged out on it.

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    That's a shame, crests are important to me. The only Mausers I have with scrubbed crests are a Mexican M1936 and a Bolivian VZ24 which still shows the Bolivian condor (looks like a fat chicken) on the side of the receiver ring. Then my Romanian King Carol and King Michael are partially scrubbed.
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ID:	1283681 Nice collection !! Two ideas for the collection expansion. Vz.33/40 with the folding stock and a Brazilian Zbrojovka made long rifle 1908/34. Shouldn't be that hard to find ?

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    Now those are strange. I suspect the G33/40 with folding stock was a prototype (only) Fallschirmjger weapon.

    The M1908/34 (same as VZ12/33 except for short bayonet lug) was a ZB made short rifle, the "34" for 1934 indicating a short rifle; the M1908 was a DWM (and Orberndorf) made long rifle. I never heard of a ZB made M1908 long rifle, but I suppose anything is possible. It is also true that reference books contain some errors -- but in this case a photo is shown of a M1908 type long rifle with a ZB type bent bolt handle and stock cutout for the bolt handle. I'm guessing that version was offered to Brazil by ZB but not purchased, Brazil choosing the M1908/34 short rifle instead.

    There was a "M08/34 .30" short rifle made by Brazil in .30-06 using old M1908 and M1908/34 receivers, of which I have one and also have a M1908 long rifle and a M1908 modified by Brazil to short rifle.

    The first was the Orberndorf made M1907 (trials?) long rifle, which I have.

    Chances of finding either of the two in the photos you posted are mighty slim.
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