I bought this several years ago from Dennis at Empire Arms - Just curious about its origins. It is VZ 24,serial number CR 14XXX, scrubbed reciever which is well polished - I cannot see any ghost images of former numbers or crests. Stock is stamped with the matching number and the bolt is ep'd with the same number. On the left side of the reciever is the typcial text for Czech rifles - ending in ..."ASBrno" over VZ 24. The stock is pretty much new. Where these rebuilt in Czechoslosvakia? If so, for export or for their own armories? The finish is excellent - much more so than my RC K98k. Rifling is excellent, lands shinning and grooves are dark but it shoots as well as any of my other 8 mm's. Overall a very nice rifle.