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Offline Boomer53

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VZ50
« on: May 03, 2020, 06:14:44 PM »
I recently obtained a CZ50 and have a question.  The slide is marked Ceska Zbrojovka Nar Podnik Strakonice. The front of the grip frame is marked NB 50.  To the right of the proof mark on the slide is the number 80. I read somewhere that the number by the proof mark was the year it was put in service and the NB 50 is the year of manufacture.  So, was this pistol in storage for 30 years? Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

Offline octanejunkie

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Re: VZ50
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 11:16:02 PM »
See here
 http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3066

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Offline Boomer53

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Re: VZ50
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 03:24:12 PM »
Thanks, but I could not get the link to open.

Offline skucera

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Re: VZ50
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 10:34:28 PM »
I'm not familiar with markings on CZ50's, but for CZ52's in the Czechoslovak Army the years other than the year of manufacture were often stamped when the pistol was refreshed at the arsenal.  Since CZ50's were more often police pistols or border guard pistols, the police may have had an arsenal rebuilding system too, but it just speculation on my part.  However, the CZ52's that underwent arsenal refurbishment have "VOZ" and the year of refurbishment stamped somewhere on the frame.  Some heavily used pistols were refurbished several times. I don't know if your CZ50 has a mark like that, so you could look for it, but I just spent a little while looking at a few dozen high resolution photos of CZ50's on the internet and I don't see any marks like that on any of them.

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