This is one I picked up at the Show of Shows this year, and I love it. I wanted 1 good VZ24 for the collection, this is it! Rifle is in the Japanese contract serial range (P series) but has Czech E3 Lion 38 acceptance, meaning it was used by the Czech army. I think more likely German used as it doesn't have a sight protector- but at the muzzle is wear from a muzzle cover? Not sure, but this gun is better than my photos show.