The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 10, 2015, 04:05 PM   #1
DonTremaine
Junior Member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2010
Location: The left coast
Posts: 10
vz 24 serial numbers

I have a vz24 Mauser from BRNO. The serial number 18770 does not have any alpha characters or markings around the receiver ring area. It also has two sling swivels on the front barrel band one on the right side and one at the bottom. How do I determine when it was made?
Don
DonTremaine is offline  
Old May 17, 2015, 01:05 PM   #2
F. Guffey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2008
Posts: 3,459
It could be an OB, the markings could have been omitted. I installed a bull type 308 W barrel on a VZ 24 with out receiver markings. I am checking the length of the chamber in the barrel to determine how much work is going to be required to finish.

F. Guffey
F. Guffey is offline  
Old May 17, 2015, 09:09 PM   #3
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 21,286
The Vz (Vzor or Model) 24 was produced from 1924 until 1942, when the factory was changed over to K.98k production. Rifles made for the Czech Army will have the year of production on the left side of the receiver ring, but ones made for other nations usually don't.

The reason for the double sling swivels is that the VZ 24 is a dual purpose rifle, usable by both infantry (bottom swivels) and cavalry (side swivels), since the cavalry carried their rifles slung at an angle across the back.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old May 20, 2015, 02:01 PM   #4
F. Guffey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2008
Posts: 3,459
http://milpas.cc/rifles/ZFiles/Bolt%...er%20Rifle.htm

F. Guffey
F. Guffey is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06355 seconds with 9 queries