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Persian VZ 24

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Persian VZ 24

#1 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:29 pm

This section needs some new stuff so I thought would post my Vz 24 Persian Mauser. This was like $250 back a few years ago. No import mark. Shoots as good as my SAMCO long rifle Persian. The crest and sand flee writing is boldly stamped. It came from a old guy that had it in 1959 or 1960 . He could not remember.
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:34 pm

Close up views some of the major marks:
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#3 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:36 pm

Some of the wood and bands:
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#4 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:39 pm

Close up views of the VZ 24 bolt:
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#5 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:42 pm

The cleaning rod and muzzle on this VZ 24:
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#6 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:51 pm

other views mixed of this Persian marked VZ 24:
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#7 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:44 pm

A quote source is John Wall see http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... sian-VZ-24

The barreled action is from a Persian contract Vz.24 from first 10,000 Vz.24's rifles delivered to Iran in 1929-30. All these rifles were Vz.24s sold directly out of Czechoslovak Army stores. Since Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka Brno (CZB) was a corporation which was majority-owned by the Czechoslovak Government, CZB was in a unique competitive position of having day-to-day control and ownership of the war reserves of a large standing army, They used these stores as their own commercial inventory to secure customers by being able to promise immediate, no wait, off-the-shelf delivery of immense quantities of rifles. No arms sale was ever dependent on a delay in delivery while the production line cycled up. This was a strategic business advantage that their privately-owned competitors, Mauser Werke A.G. and FN, never had, and was one of the very most important reasons for the success of CZB.

After the initial 10,000 rifles were delivered to Iran, over the next 10 years there were at least two other Iranian purchases of Vz.24's. All these later rifles have the Iranian crest and Farsi text side rail marking, each with the year of the purchase. It appears that Navy Gunner's Vz.24 has parts from both the initial purchase (from Czechoslovak Army inventory) as well as Farsi-enscribed components from the later purchases. A key characteristic of Vz.24 from ther first (1929) purchase is the surcharged image of a small Pahlavi crown on the receiver ring which is visible on the rifles above and below The same crown appears on most silver coins struck furing the Pahlavi era, on ther upper edge of the obverse side

In all, Iran bought 300,000 Mauser rifles from Brno: 30,000 Vz.24's, 30,000 short barreled "musketons" or cavalry carbines, and 240,000 M.98/29 long rifles.
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#8 Post by vandle » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:05 pm

Beautiful rife, love the crest and the farsi markings.
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Re: Persian VZ 24

#9 Post by Petros600 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:49 pm

thanks for posting the pics

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