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I have had this rifle for some years now, and have never seen a nicer example of a Vz-24. I purchased it from an older gentleman who said he had been an officer in the USAF and was stationed in Germany shortly after WWII. He said he brought this rifle as well as a few others home after the war. He said he didn't have any papers for the rifle as it along with the other items he brought home were placed into one of his locked foot lockers and shipped home with him. He said it was common for officers to ship firearms home this way.

He said he bought it from another Officer, and doesn't know how the other fellow obtained it.

Needless to sat it's all matching and in about as new condition as new can get. I would say this is in the top five rifles in my collection.
































 

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Thank You! What a rifle! I have a 1909 Argentine, the pride of my fleet, that could just barely make it into the same gun safe as that rifle. It's nice to know that they still exist out there and who knows, if you walk into the right little gunshop at the right time.....
 

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Jimmy, that's a beautiful rifle, thanks for sharing it with us.
Hi Jimmy,
This is the best original VZ.24 I've ever seen! Congratulations...You are soooo lucky! Thanks also for taking such outstanding pictures.
One question..does the rifle have the acceptance stamp of the Czechoslovak military on the left side of the receiver? (E-lion-year date) If so, could you post a picture of the mark?
Thanks in advance,
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John
 

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We're not worthy! That is true gun porn. Thanks for sharing.
 

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John, here is a photo of the serial number area of this rifle. It does not have the Czech acceptance marks you refer to. My only guess is that it somehow was never issued and then claimed by a G.I. at the end of the war. Or maybe it went into a civilian employees hands after production, then into the hands of a G.I. Your guess is as good as mine!!

The rifles serial number strikes me as somehow odd. Could have someone snagged it and kept it aside for some reason....Salesman rifle of some sort??

 

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Wow! Beautiful rifle. Thanks for sharing.
 
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