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This is my pre-war Czech Vz24 Mauser with nazi markings intact.. The Czech mausers actions are considered to be the best of all the Mauser actions. You can see that the Lion's Crest on the reciever ring was scrubbed by the Germans. If you look left to the RR you see the nazi eagle...
 

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I'm envious. Thats a beautiful rifle. Haven't seen one that nice in a long time; at least at an affordable price.

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I've had this one a long time Rika..I picked this up dirt cheap 10-15 years ago. Whats different about this vz24 is that it served two different armies in the same war. Its all original minus.. Bolt serial NO mis-match!!​
 

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Intersting info on the VZ24 rifle

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The VZ24 is another rifle that is based on Mauser’s Gewehr 98. The Mauser is considered to be one of the best military bolt action rifles of all time. The first was Gewehr 98 (gewehr meaning rifle) introduced April 5, 1898 and was designed by Paul Mauser. The Mauser action is still used in tons of bolt actions today. There are an estimated 102 million bolt actions with the model 98 action produced world wide. [/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Czechoslovakian Arms Factory, Inc. , or CESKOSLOVENSKA ZBROJOVKA, A.S made the VZ24’s in it’s factory in the city of Brno. Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka was founded in 1918 and was the sole supplier of rifles for the Czech military. When the Nazis took Czechoslovakia during the early years of WWII they also took control of Czech’s small arms factories and used them to build arms for the war. Brno under Nazi control made VZ24’s to be used by Romania’s army on the Eastern front. These Romanian contract rifles were manufactured in blocks of 25,000 and each block was a serial number with a 2 letter prefix. The second letter of the prefix is always R and the blocks range from AR to YR, ZR’s have yet to be seen. The RR block of rifles, was manufactured in 1940. Many of these rifles originally had King Carol’s crest in the top of the receiver, but when he was over thrown for Antonescu’s dictatorship the crests were ground off the rifles in Romanian arsenals. The CM marking seen on alot of these rifles stands for Copsa Mica, the arms factory in the city of Cugir, which was established and owned by Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka Brno. This is just an acceptance marking on their part. The manufacture of these rifles stopped sometime in the 1940’s. The Czech mausers are supposed to be one of the best in quality. LINK: http://gun-nut.net/blog/?page_id=27[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
 
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