What kind of gun do I have.

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by lumpdog2, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. lumpdog2

    lumpdog2 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what kind of gun this is? The mark that is near the baonet is stamped all over the gun and the number 1225 is stamped on all the metal parts.
     

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  2. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    looks like a yugo m48/A?/B?/BO?
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    The bands and sling loops are all wrong for an M48. Cal7.92 was common on Spanish or South Smerican mausers. The bend of the bolt has me stumped. It is an M24 based rifle. OP is the butt plate flat or cupped. Can you remove the bolt and take a pic, and also one of the top of the action and receiver. Front sight??
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I think I have it! The bend in the bolt is definitely Spanish, just like the M1916. It very well could be a VZ24 (Czech) that was used in the Spanish civil war. Still need more pics! Add a pic of the butt plate.
     
  5. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    Hey I have that same CD!
     
  6. lumpdog2

    lumpdog2 New Member

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    more pics

    Here are some more pic of the gun. the saftey on the back of the bolt has 3 settings, left , up and right.
     

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  7. jaywmu

    jaywmu New Member

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    Looks similar to an fr8...
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    And it should! FR-8's were made from these Spanish civil war VZ24's. It is a VZ24 that the Spaniards bent the bolt. Very cool rifle and not that common. Most were made into FR-8's. That is a collectable, although it is not worth as much as a K98, it is still worth $350.00 to 500.00 depending on the bore condition and metal/ bluing. It is a keeper for sure!! The ring on the left side makes the ID correct.
     
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  9. lumpdog2

    lumpdog2 New Member

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    cool, what kind of ammo does it take? 8mm? I really want to shoot it.
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    The 7.92X57 is the same as the 8mm Mauser round~
    So the answer to your question is yes it is.
    Enjoy that new rifle. By the way how is the bore in it?
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  11. lumpdog2

    lumpdog2 New Member

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    It's in great shape.
     
  12. lumpdog2

    lumpdog2 New Member

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    It's in great shape
     
  13. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Got yourself a keeper there! That is a nice rifle!

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