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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:47 am Reply with quote
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A friend of mine has an airgun to identify. It is a break barrel, and just behind the forks it is stamped "Z.V.4" with the CZ crest. He has the impression that it is a military trainer. The crest is the type used by CZ from 01.01.1950 to 01.04.1958 (when it was state owned). The CZ site doesn't list any gun by this name for that period, although they do list a model ZVP pistol.

http://www.czub.cz/index.php?p=7&lang=en
http://www.czub.cz/index.php?p=8&lang=en

Sorry I don't have a photograph - he brought the compression tube to work to show me (our employer is "sensitive" about guns in the workplace). This is the same guy that gave me the Hakim. I've been poking around the net for a couple of weeks now with no result.

The Czech word "Zbrojovka" means "arm" or "gun" (hence Ceska Zbrojovka - CZ, or Czech Arms). I believe the word for model starts with "V." So I'm taking Z.V.4 to mean "gun model 4."

Has anyone run across this one?

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Try to get him to make a photograph. That's all for now. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:35 pm Reply with quote
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If you look through the Blue Book of Airguns- there were a couple of military trainers built up to around 1950 or so.

A model VZ-35 (lead ball shooter with Bayonet lug/Bayonet on the end), a mode VZ-24 which was apparently the same gun without the bayonet lug, and an official "military trainer" called the VZ-47- also a 4.46mm lead ball shooter. The VZ-47 appears to be the only break barrel of them- the 24 and 35 being some sort of lever cocking setup.

Is there a '7' somewhere behind the '4' on that tube that has worn off? Very Happy

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I'll take the camera to work. More later.

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AirGunEric wrote:
The VZ-47 appears to be the only break barrel of them- the 24 and 35 being some sort of lever cocking setup.


The model 47 also uses a lever cocking setup, a bit comparable to the Haenel 310 models.

It's a very pretty rifle.



http://www.muzzle.de/N7/Druckluft/VZ_47/vz_47.html

That page has some nice pictures.

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I'm trying to get the guy to bring it back to work so I can take pictures.

It definitely had a break barrel yoke at the end of the compression tube.

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