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    What is the serial numbering scheme?

    Get a load of this S/N:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_P View Post
    What is the serial numbering scheme?

    Get a load of this S/N:
    That's called a photoshopped serial number.

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    Yea, obviously once I looked at it - first two zeros are superimposed.

    So far as a scheme, could it possibly be Aa XXXXX, Ab XXXXX, .....Zz XXXXX?

    I've seen S/N Fs 70000 and that would mean 13 million produced as a minimum if no numbers were skipped.

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    My 52/57 is s/n HP69xxx, but somehow I don't think they made as many as Andy's numbering theory would suggest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 964AWACS. View Post
    My 52/57 is s/n HP69xxx, but somehow I don't think they made as many as Andy's numbering theory would suggest!
    Unfortunately... I'd love to have a few

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    My Vz 52/%7 is s/n Du 649XX

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    I also have a DU prefix 52/57.
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    Mine is CV 364xx. Maybe someone will begin a survey so the numbers can be quantified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinetman View Post
    Mine is CV 364xx. Maybe someone will begin a survey so the numbers can be quantified.

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    I second this suggestion. I think a survey should include date of manufacture, serial number, matching numbers or not, importer, stock finish (blond, dark), and finish on upper hand guard/receiver cover (black vs. grey). Anything else? I believe these rifle to be made in relatively few numbers, and I personally would like to see more data on them.
    Last edited by rule_303; 09-04-2008 at 01:07 PM.

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    Those items sound fine and would help build a profile which hasn't been done before to my knowledge.

    Well, if Mr. Moderator is watching this thread, could we simply put one up as a sticky? It will take some time to have owners find the thread but it would be neat to have to refer to over the coming year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinetman View Post
    Those items sound fine and would help build a profile which hasn't been done before to my knowledge.

    Well, if Mr. Moderator is watching this thread, could we simply put one up as a sticky? It will take some time to have owners find the thread but it would be neat to have to refer to over the coming year or so.

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    I've written a couple of people identified as moderators for this board; one replied that he wasn't a moderator for this board and the other never replied. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rule_303 View Post
    I second this suggestion. I think a survey should include date of manufacture, serial number, matching numbers or not, importer, stock finish (blond, dark), and finish on upper hand guard/receiver cover (black vs. grey). Anything else? I believe these rifle to be made in relatively few numbers, and I personally would like to see more data on them.

    This one is CV 374xx, dated 1958, all matching#s:


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    One thing I noted on 52/57s..... The handguard is often mismatched to the rifle. Even if you have an 'unissued' rifle...look at the serial # stamped inside the handguard, most often NOT the one on our rifle.

    I wonder if they were crated without the handguards (not likely) or if at import / inspection / depot packing. cleaning / etc., .....the handguards were removed and jumbled up somehow.

    Guys: Do your vz52/57s have a matching # handguard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammolab View Post
    One thing I noted on 52/57s..... The handguard is often mismatched to the rifle. Even if you have an 'unissued' rifle...look at the serial # stamped inside the handguard, most often NOT the one on our rifle.

    I wonder if they were crated without the handguards (not likely) or if at import / inspection / depot packing. cleaning / etc., .....the handguards were removed and jumbled up somehow.

    Guys: Do your vz52/57s have a matching # handguard?
    I have one that is completely mismatched in a stock that is shellaced red like many of the ex-Egyptian Vz 52's one sees. My minty one is all matching.

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