spiveyman wrote:The VZ-24 is chambered for 8mm. I thought about doing a dab of paint, but I really think I'll just leave it alone. All the parts are original, and all numbers match. I would like to leave it that way - it is completely unmolested and one of the few I've seen that haven't been refinished / outfitted with replacement parts. Mine was made in 1936 if you decode all the stamps beside the bolt. I knew about the "24" meaning 1924. VZ is short for "vzor" which means "model", therefore "model 24". I am not familiar with the "C". I don't know what that means.
I just found the VZ24 being offered in 7mm at century arms. They also have the VZ24 in 8mm too. The 7mm mauser round is fun to shoot plus the recoil is so low you can shoot it all day. The 6,5mm swede and the 7mm mauser rounds are about the same recoil. Yet both are deadly accurate with plenty of knockdown power. I have shot the 8mm's too.
I first wanted to collect all the different mausers but when i heard there were over 1,000+ different mausers i figured i never beable to find all of them. Plus the cost of doing it. Just a few would do.