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Offline deanosaurus

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CZ-24 - not military marked?
« on: April 23, 2020, 02:12:28 PM »
Good afternoon all,

I just picked up this CZ24 from a gentleman who bought it 50 years ago (and sadly lost the original grips after making these himself). It is, however, in wonderful condition, still showing straw coloring on the trigger and safety release buttons.

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It does not have typical military markings as referenced in the research material I have available to me - nothing on the front strap, no year on the slide (in fact there is what looks an awful lot like a Star of David where I think there should be a year on the top of the slide). The only marking on the pistol not shown in these photos is a lion proof on the barrel.

One magazine is marked with a CZ/Arrow; the other is not.

Everybody hopes they have a rare bird, of course, but I'm curious to know what someone who knows more than me, and/or has more reference material than I do, might have to say about this individual specimen.


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Re: CZ-24 - not military marked?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 06:32:02 PM »
I'm away from my home library with the books explaining the marks, but I believe that the "J" and the "T" identify groups that the gun was proofed and assigned to.

I may get to make a brief trip home this weekend and I'll try to remember to revisit this post.

It looks to be in better condition than my CZ24.

How does it shoot?
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Offline eastman

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Re: CZ-24 - not military marked?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 08:24:33 PM »
The J (Lion) 31 is the military acceptance mark dating that to 1931.

6-pointed star may be a proof mark based on the section in Berger's book
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