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    Default 1937 Czech Rampant Lion VZ24 Lightly German

    I have wanted one of these for a while. Paid more than I probably should have, but not everyday I run across a nice rifle like this locally. Only down side is that there are no depot stamps on the wood. Any thoughts on what the sling is? Also, any thoughts on the cleaning rod marks?

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    Few more photos.
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    Congrats again Ty! That is a wonderful rifle! This is pretty interesting, I believe that is actually a G24t TG lacking the circle Z and all, but I’m not positive? Really nice shape and a Lion to boot

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    The BK marked cleaning rod is probably Yugoslavian (post-war).

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    Very nice rifle! Rampant lion crest VZ-24s are getting harder and harder to find. My DOU 42 G.24(t) has a circle Z on the trigger guard.



    Interestingly, I have VZ-24 sn 7980E4 which is also lacking a circle Z on the trigger guard. It was modified by the Germans via the rear swivel being removed, but serial #'s were not applied to the bands or bottom metal.



    Something interesting to note is that the circle Z stamp on the G.24(t) parts are different than the circle Z from early VZ-24 production when you compare it to my 1926 VZ-24. The circle Z that appears on early VZ-24s is significantly bigger than the later ones.


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    Wow, beautiful rifle, congrats!


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    Yeah looks like I’m probably off base with the circle Z, pulled my 24t out as well and it’s marked. So I no longer know why some are and others aren’t. Perhaps the marked ones are left over vz24 parts used in 24t production, not sure?

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    Sling is from a German G1 FAL.


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    Beautiful rifle.I am such a sucker for a rampant lion! it appears to be mostly if not all matching.. i have never been so lucky

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    That is a really nice rifle. As stated not easy to find this clean and unmolested. These have been climbing in price pretty steadily over the last 5-10 years so you might not have overpaid. I don't see them locally in this condition either so I'd probably have done what I needed to bring it home too. Congrats!
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