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Old January 24, 2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Mystery rifle--Czech?

Recently saw this rifle at an auction and was curious about it. Looks a little like a VZ-33.

Anyone venture a guess as to what this is? It was listed as being "7 x 57"--but I'm not putting too much stock in that.
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Old January 24, 2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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It might be Czech, but better information is needed to be sure. Since 7x57 was one of the common calibers for commercial military Mausers, I would have no reason to doubt the seller on that score. It looks like a nice rifle.

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Old January 25, 2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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It looks like the VZ-24, 7mm, south american contract rifles the CZ made in limited numbers. That one is in better shape than the ones I've seen lately. I've seen them between $150 and $250.

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Old January 27, 2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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It does look similar to a VZ-24. It has a turned down bolt handle and the stock is cutout for the bolt handle, though. Also, it appears to have a shorter barrel than the VZ-24.
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