The rifle mark has a proof stamp along with the 2 digit code. The rifles were fitted with that were graduated in 50-meter 55 yd increments, up to a maximum range of 2,000 m 2,187 yd. Made with the Blade edge upwards as per the Austrian pattern these blades can also be found with a more normal edge down blade. Guatemala and El Salvador ordered 4,000 and 300 7. During the Anglo-Soviet occupation, the Soviets seized and distributed 10,000 of the Brnos to Kurdish tribes in western Iran, which they also helped to train. Peru ordered 5,000 rifles chambered in 7 mm in 1934, and Ecuador purchased 30,000 rifles in 7. The French freighter , which carried all the material, managed to get the weapons to Bordeaux from where they were sent by land across the border to.
Total movement of the barrel during recoil is approximately 9 millimeters. Serial numbers are on both slide and frame on the left side, and the inspector's mark and date are on the right side of the frame. With the C series it looks like they were in such a hurry that they stamped only the stock. The length of this device was 205 mm. Once the locking lugs disengage from the locking cuts, the slide is free to recoil on its own. Immediately following the end of the war in 1945 the Czechs resumed the manufacture of pistols and changed the inscriptions back to the prewar name of Ceska Zbrojovka A.
It likely went to a depot, as the bands, magazine floor plate, and trigger guards have numbers on them. Top of receiver marked Mod. When the item is in stock, it will reappear on the website. Just trying to find out more about the year of fabrication, where she worked, where she might have gone on vacation. It resembled the German , which it predated by more than a decade. Throughout the late 1920s and into the 1930s, Czechoslovakia exported hundreds of thousands of vz.
The I block was skipped, possibly because of the similarity to the number 1. It is developed from a modell 24. I have not got any export blades that I have provenance for so have not included any other countries. The hunting and sporting firearms formed only a smaller part of the volume of production. Sling swivels were placed on the bottom rear of the butt and the left side of the grip and on the rear barrel band. I can't find any info on 1925 Z-prefix block. I have always wondered about the date for this rifle.
The factory reserves the right to change any product at any time. A probable factory mark is the čz with a fletched arrow between the letters, which appears on the frame, slide, sideplate, and barrel. Well, it certainly is a unique pistol and hopefully other boardmembers more knowledgeable than I will help shed more light on what you have. Close up of WaA ricasso stamp Eagle 607. The semi-automatic pistol arrived prior to World War 1 and, lacking the simplicity, reliability and ease of manufacture, failed to replace revolvers entirely. When bought it was missing, bayonet, cleaning rod, capture screws on the magazine thingy, and didn't come with a front sight protector.
While records are somewhat variable as to total production, as many as 650,000 vz. After the war, Japan surrendered the rifles to China, which were then issued to Nationalist forces for use during the. The concern produced numerous weapons in their time and this included a collection of rather strong, good quality semi-automatic pistols. The I block was skipped, possibly because of the similarity to the number 1. That is what I tried to do. Sorry to drag up this old thread, but somehow over the years I have missed it.
The bolt does nothing except support the base of the cartridge. The siderail marking was also scrubbed in the cleanup. Unlike the K98k, the vz. That means some stocks will be blonder than others, while some can be chocolate brown or even reddish in hue. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Stackpole Company. That would mean if 1926 production were 5005A-9999Z and 0001A1-1140K1 would be at least 335,136 rifles.
Great thread and I keep using it as reference. An additional 1400 were made in 1935, and 70,000 were made between 1936 and 1938 to fulfill later government contracts. The rifle was designed in Czechoslovakia shortly after , to replace the , also a Czech-designed derivative of the Gewehr 98. By 1939 it was being supplied, in limited quantities, to the Czech army. Starting in 1927, the Chinese Nationalist government began ordering rifles, and by 1937 had purchased 195,000 vz.
In 1935, Latvia traded surplus rifles for 15,000 vz. According to Berger, by the end of 1929 a full 100,000 pistols had been delivered to fulfill additional government contracts, though Ezell states that they were not delivered until 1931. How many of these were made is not known, but a specimen examined by the author, marked as having been made in 1923, bears the Serial No. Serial numbers ran in the L3 to N3 range. Barrel movement is halted by the stop lug abutting the front of the cradle.