~ Deactivated WW2 Era Czechoslovakian Bruno VZ24 Rifle ~
The rifle comes with its deactivation certificate dated 29.1.1991.
Even though it is an old specification deactivated rifle, it cannot be cocked or dry fired.
The rifles is stamped on the top of the chamber 'CFSKOSLOVENKA ZBROJOVKA BRNO' along with 'E66', a BNP proof mark and the serial number 'C99K1'.
The left of the ejection port is stamped 'VZ24'.
The bolt's handle is stamped '4111' and Crown above 'BNP' and the safety is stamped '6201'.
The wooden stock bears serial number ‘P61302’.
~ VZ24 ~
The vz. 24 rifle is a bolt-action carbine designed and produced in Czechoslovakia from 1924 to 1942. It was developed from the Mauser Gewehr 98 line, and features a very similar bolt design. The rifle was designed in Czechoslovakia shortly after World War I, featuring a 600 mm (23.6") barrel which was shorter and considered more handy than the 150 mm (5.9") -longer Gewehr 98. The carbine followed a similar trend in weapon design at the time, that a short rifle gave away little in ballistic efficiency at combat ranges, but was easier to handle on account of its shorter length.
During World War II, the vz. 24 was produced for the German armed forces during its occupation. The rifle was also produced in nearby Slovakia, a German ally and puppet state during the war.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 24.4 inches (62 cm) and the overall length of the rifle is 43.30 inches (110 cm).
It weighs 4 kg.
~ Condition ~
The rifle is in good used condition.
As previously said the bolt is welded and the trigger does not move.
There is some slight surface rust on the bayonet lug but the rest of the metalwork looks line.
The woodwork has signs of use, minor bruises and one chip nearby the bolt.
There is no ramrod.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £20 or the rifle can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.