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Offline ByteTheBullet

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Help Identifying Rifle Model
« on: September 10, 2023, 09:06:38 PM »
I'm trying to help a friend identify a rifle that he has. It's chambered in .458 Win Mag. The only markings that I can find are as follows:

".458" on the left upper side of the barrel just ahead of the chamber.
a four-digit serial number on left upper side of the receiver.
"CFSKOSLOVENSKA ZBROJUVKA,A.S.,BRNO" on the left side of the receiver.

It appears to be some variant of a Mauser action, at least the bolt is very similar in design to the bolt on a K98. There's a sling stud on the bottom of the barrel about 10" back from the muzzle. The bottom of the pistol grip has some sort of insect embossed on it, maybe a beetle of some sort. The bolt handle has some nice knurling around it's widest point. Barrel length appears to be a little over 22".

I emailed CZ, and received this response:
Thank you for your message.

I am afraid that I will not be able to help here as this rifle was made by a different factory - ZB - Zbrojovka Brno. As this factory no longer exists I would advise asking other gun enthusiasts on social media or online forums for help.

In case of any further questions please open a new ticket via the contact form on our website.

S pozdravem / Kind regards

Jakub OndruĊĦek
Marketing Specialist

Does anyone have any idea on what model rifle this is?
« Last Edit: September 10, 2023, 09:33:26 PM by Wobbly »

Offline crosstimbers

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Re: Help Identifying Rifle Model
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2023, 06:46:43 AM »
sounds like a Brno sporter of some kind. I'm not overly familiar with them, others may be able to tag it if you post a picture.
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Re: Help Identifying Rifle Model
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2023, 08:59:33 AM »
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