What is the serial numbering scheme?
Get a load of this S/N:
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.
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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My Vz 52/%7 is s/n Du 649XX
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.
Last edited by rule_303; 09-04-2008 at 02:07 PM.
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.
1959 KN prefix for mine
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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?