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Period Pics- Vz.24 and G.24(t) in use

Hambone

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Polish rifles, which makes sense as they are not soldiers, but KM coastal artillery. Yellow farb. M38 hats with yellow farb indicate that this is earlier than late 1942.
 

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Amberg

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Interestingly both soldiers do not wear the regular field grey Navy tunics.
The NCO wears a regular Army M36 tunic and the tunic of the Corporal seems to be a Reichswehr Moleskin tunic.
 

Amberg

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Please note the (flattened?) bent bolt in the white and the takedown disc.
 

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Pat

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Very interesting, Amberg! That bolt sweep looks similar to the very distinctive Yugoslav Type I and II carbine bolts.

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Pat

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Very cool!!
Alot of these are seen in the hands of SS troops early on, and not as many Heer personnel. Nice photos!
 

Warrior1354

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Here's a couple cool pictures showing the manual of arms with the vz24. This soldier also has the correct bayonet for the vz24 carbine as well.
German soldier with vz24.jpg
 

flynaked

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Here’s a couple, some Romanian
 

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Stan

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Yes, does look like every bayonet is a long Vz23 pattern in that surrender pile. Interesting also that fixed bayonets are not normally seen in surrender pile photos!
 

AndyB

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More real is that rifles on last picture are yugoslavian M24 rifles with long bayonets, as some of the helmets were not used Adrian? on that area in CS, same as using of Vz23 bayonets on Vz24 is not CS proper.
 

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