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Found a 98/22.

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Found a 98/22.

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:49 pm

So I took a buddy shopping today for his first milsurps. He has an interest in Czech weapons. Found him a Cz52 pistol (and showed him how to tear it down, and reassemble), and a sanitized (captured?) Vz24. Strong lands, decent grooves, lots of character.

I found one for myself while out. A 98/22. All numbered parts match. Bolt unnumbered. Bore looked good. A little grey, but clean, and lots if rifling left. Finish wear and dings in the wood. No cracks. I put it on layaway. I didn't notice any Turk marks. Small import marks on the barrel end. This fills a rifle want in my collection, so I'm stoked to have found it.

Is there an efficient way to place the date of manufacture? It doesn't have a year on the receiver ring. I think I saw the E-22 stamp on receiver side. I haven't seen a 98/22 in many years, and the last I saw got snatched before I could buy it. It'll be a few weeks before I get to bring it home, so pics will have to wait unfortunately.

It was a good day hunting.

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Re: Found a 98/22.

#2 Post by wjh » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:58 pm

I've got one 98/22, lovely rifle. They also have a very cool history.
It should be a good shooter.

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#3 Post by Keiths » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:27 pm

I bought three of them years ago and tried to sell one without any luck. I've started wondering if there is something wrong with them or I haven't found the right buyers. I like the rifles a lot. I bought them to sporterize, but they were too nice to do that in my opinion. Still like them.
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#4 Post by shoggoth80 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:22 am

So I brought it home. Turkish rear sight. One thing I didn't notice is the rear sight was marked in Arabic. Lol. In my excitement, I missed that part. No matter. It is still the first I've seen in a long time. Now mine. It has curved Zbrojovka crest, and V Czech army acceptance mark. Guessing later sold to Turkey.

Rubbed some oil into the wood, on the metal. Gotta give the bore a once over. It's getting later here though. I can scrub in the morning. A serial prefix, 4 digit serial. Gonna have to look this up (looks to be earlier series based on Gunboards serial data. Possibly 1922?). Only crescent I can see is on the rear sight. Handguard is on there pretty tight. Might need to warm it. Wouldn't be surprised to find old cosmo lol. Lots of scuffs, and dings in the wood. No cracks. Looks like old walnut. I've owned Enfields with rougher wood. Nosecap, rear band, and bolt have imperial markings on them. Floorplate is Czech with (Z) marking. Capture screws still present.

I have the sling swivel. I need a cross pin. In Turkish fashion, it had a nail serving that purpose. Lol. By the polished witness spot on the mount, it had been there some time. Just a little too hack for my tastes though. All in all, seems solid, with a fair amount of finish wear, and tons of character. I'm good with mechanically sound, and functionally fine, with signs of use in surplus guns.

Some quick pics... Because we all like them.
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#5 Post by steamer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:47 pm

Nice rifle - I have always wanted to pick up decent a BRNO 98/22 - good find. :mrgreen: :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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#6 Post by Keiths » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:01 pm

I've got to get the Mauser book. So much to learn.

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#7 Post by shoggoth80 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:11 pm

Hardcover. Great for reference, though I've heard there's a few errors. It's been great so far. Makes me want to "catch em all." Lol.

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Re: Found a 98/22.

#8 Post by Keiths » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:44 pm

That would a dangerous thing for my wallet.

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