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stock. This is a bring back..my girlfriends father said he relieved from. a German officer. It has the CESKA ZBROJOVKA A.S. v PRAZE 360 on top of slide. "C" arrow "Z" 360 on side plate, 360 on right frame toward muzzle, 360 on mag floor plate. Circle Z followed by 29 beneath diagonal grooves on left side, "B" stamped on frame near mag well...that is it for stampings or proofs. The dark brown wrap around grips seem to be Bakelite and they are inletted for the fixture to mount a shoulder stock..the fixture is stamped 100..the holster is dark brown leather, white stitching stamped 428 on back...both pistol and holster are in exceptional condition. Any ideas? Cone Ten
 

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Wayne, There are a couple references to a Cz-24 type pistol that has the longer grip (magazine should one more round then standard Cz-24 pistol) that were equiped for a shoulder stock. One of the references actually list the pistols as Cz-28's. From the limited references available it is beleived that these pistols were made for Poland. Where the German War machine would have captured them and reissued the pistols. Rather rare pistol. I have never heard or seen a 29 vintage Cz pistol with bakelite grips thou. All references and the other long frame pistols I have seen all have wood grips. Bakelite grips did not start appearing until sometime in the mid to late 30's. It is possible that a later bakelite grips was altered to fit. Pictures would be greatly appreciated.


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Robert, Thanks for the reply. I am hesitant to remove the grips to check them out..but there are some minor chips along the edges that seem to indicate a non-wood material. This pistol is tightly machined. The magazine has a phosphate type finish. I have no digital camera but will see if a friend could help with posting pics. I thought the low SN# was pretty interesting as well. Thanks, Cone Ten
 

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There are photos of two such 9-shot vz24s in Berger's "Know Your Czechoslovakian Pistols." Both have wooden grips.
One, SN 80, was made in 1929 and has a stock slot. The second, SN 3078, was made in 1935 (or 1931 - the info. is confusing) with no stock slot.
He says the first is believed to be Polish contract.
Sounds like you have a very unusual vz24. Congrats.
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Still working on getting pics of this Cz-28. The vet who brought it back was with the 89th Infantry Division. He was one of the troops who liberated the concentration camp...Ohrdruf. He said when the pistol was acquired he was on the Czech border. I will try and get more info. Cone Ten
 

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9 shot pistol is definitely not vz. 24 but vz. 28. They are two versions: Sloted for shoulder stock and unslotted. Both versions developed for Polish Customs Guard. Both versions with wooden grips only: Polish contact was too small to made moldings for bakelite grips. Not all the pistols were sold to Poland, remaining used by Czech "Financni Straz" (= Customs Watch). Very rare.
 
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