VZ24 P rifle, Chinese. Complete and functional, but probably heavy pitting under the wood. Can't get the action outa' the stock. So it sits for now. Not a shooter.great looking and marked rifle! whats the one above it? mauser?
Obviously the stock is from a different rifle, at least once. Since it is stamped 1896. The spot for those wood repairs is typical of Austro-Hungarian capture rifle sling swivels? The rears were just like that of the M95 that just screwed into the stock.My gawd that is AWESOME!! I love the 1920 Tula markings... And a good many marks look like matching Tula marks from here....
The stock is an 1896 no-cross bolt stock. I have no idea where that would have come from... No Finn marks... I doubt it could be an Austrian capture because the dates are all wrong. By 1920 the Austro-Hungarian empire was history and the Russian Civil War underway between the Bolsheviks, Whites, and SR Greens... Thanks very much for the photos! That is a cool one for sure!
Thanks Denny,Very cool Lancebear. Thanks for the pics. denny