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Old January 9, 2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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1913 Czechoslovakian pistol not chambering second round

Well okay I am really new to guns I just got my first one about a week ago but its like this we went to the gun range in November I believe or October and he brought it was my Great Grandpas he brought it back from World War 2 he was a B25 bomber pilot he picked it up off of a soldier probably Czechoslovakian and well he never fired it during his service or after the war but when my Grandpa was 16 they shot it and it was perfectly fine but now the problem is that it has the last magazine for it in the United States and the last magazine broke now this one isnt working it will not chamber the second round, it will fire the first perfectly fine but then it gets all jammed up it fires .308 ammo this a family item and its in 90% prestine condition so I prefer it be in firing condition as my Grandpa loves shooting it.

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Old January 9, 2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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Simple, just don't load the second round...


But if that doesn't work you may try googling and seeing if you can get an extra mag for it. If you can't take it to a gun smith, he may be able to fix it.
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Old January 9, 2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Some good pictures would help. It is possible that there are magazines available for that gun or that some other magazine would fit, but without pictures or a more complete discription of the markings, we can't be of much help.

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Old January 9, 2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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I will try and get a picture of it tomorrow if he will let me
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Old January 10, 2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Old January 10, 2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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A B52 pilot in WWII. Hmmmm.....
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Old January 10, 2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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Ruger: what's the make and model of the pistol? Post some pics as well.

The odds are you can find an original replacement magazine. The thing about military handguns is they made a lot of them.

Does it look like this?


http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/chex/cz-vz3-e.html

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Old January 11, 2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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^^^ that's a good guess, though I think that's chambered for 32 acp

I have a case of various vintage early Czech handguns...

if that's not it, try looking here...

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263483
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Old January 11, 2012, 11:34 AM   #9
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^^^ that's a good guess, though I think that's chambered for 32 acp
The CZ 38 (photo) is chambered for .380.
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Old January 11, 2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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haven't had mine out for a while...

anyway the OP stated
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it fires .308 ammo
so it must be a gun chambered in 7.62 X 25

that said... of all my old Czech handguns, I think the CZ-52 is the only one chambered in 7.62 X 25

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Old January 11, 2012, 05:59 PM   #11
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Technically, there would be no such thing as a Czech 1913 pistol because Czechoslovakia didn't exist in 1913. We really need those pictures.

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Old January 11, 2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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Hmm... broom handle Mauser ??? would be 30 caliber...
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Old January 11, 2012, 06:53 PM   #13
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I will get a pic of it tonight sometime hopefully and yes that gun does look like his and I do know that it didnt exist in 1913 but thats where the gun came from
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Old January 11, 2012, 07:57 PM   #14
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Might be this.
http://www.mauserguns.com/gungalleryModel1914.asp

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Old January 11, 2012, 08:05 PM   #15
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I think that must be the longest run-on sentence in the history of the English language! Back to the original point - I have no clue!
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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I doubt its a Mauser. When the OP says "308" I think he transposed the numbers and meant 380. While the CZ 38 is a good guess, I bet its a CZ 24 which was made in much larger numbers (assuming that the gun is CZ at all ) .380 wasn't exactly popular back then in Europe, at least not to the extent that 32 acp was.

The CZ 24 is top left in this family photo. My newest CZ is a CZ 38

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Old January 11, 2012, 11:16 PM   #17
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Yeah its a CZ from 1913 and it looks exactly like all the ones in the pics looks like your biggest CZ but it is 100% for sure from 1913
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Old January 11, 2012, 11:30 PM   #18
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Can't be from 1913, for the reasons given above and that the gun you're pointing out wasn't made till 1937.
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Old January 12, 2012, 12:28 AM   #19
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Can't be from 1913, for the reasons given above and that the gun you're pointing out wasn't made till 1937.
And, while we're on that subject, there were no B-52s in WWII.
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And, while we're on that subject, there were no B-52s in WWII.
The OP said "B-25" also known as the "Mitchell" which was a twin engine propeller bomber of WWII. IIRC the Dr Doolittle raid on Tokyo was accomplished with B-25s.

Perhaps the OP edited his post.
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Old January 13, 2012, 02:08 AM   #21
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Perhaps the OP edited his post.
Yes. The original post said B-52.
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