Author Topic: CZ-618/Raven-18 & small reciever model CZ Info?  (Read 1506 times)

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CZ-618/Raven-18 & small reciever model CZ Info?
« on: November 20, 2003, 09:12:59 AM »
I am trying to locate some information about these rifles. Information here in the US is scant to non-exhistant for these little rifles. I currently own both and am taken in by their good preformance!
             I am trying to locate the specific Model parts diagrams, copies of the owners manuals,production run dates, and any other historical information about these small reciever based CZ rifles.
             I understand there was also a Model 622, 24 and perhaps other small CZ rifles sold world-wide, but few have entered this country, and even less is known about them.
             Please if anyone can help me in my search, either reply here, or contact me via E-Mail at: dnemanic@inreach.com
             Thanks,
             ZVP

Offline Fred Flinstone

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CZ-618/Raven-18 & small reciever model CZ Info?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2003, 04:35:32 PM »
Lots of items which bear the CZ logo may have been mfgr. by Brno(lots of rifles which went by the Brno tradename were in reality mfgr. by CZ-UB). A year ago Brno had a web-site, then sudenly without notice it was shut-down:\ (hopefuly it will reappear), hoping it will only be updated with even more Czech Rep. firearm  historical info:) .

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CZ-618/Raven-18 & small reciever model CZ Info?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2003, 01:21:02 AM »
F.F.,
             Thanks for the reply!
             Yea, I sure wish the CZ airgun enthusiasts would have kept beter records! Perhaps there is some stuff, written in Czech andperhaps one day i will find a bi-lingual assosiate to help reserch them in Czech...
             I sure am having a lot of fun with my CZ's! It all started with a "Classic' 1960's ZVP that I bought, and I figgured if that old girl was that good, how bout the rifles?
             Glad to report the rifles are just as good!
             I have had similar frustrations with obtaining facts about the German Diana line. Records are lost, former employees are reluctant to discuss the historical points and again, there is a language barrier.
             Being a relatitivelly recent and former Eastern Bloc Communist State, I fear that some folks are likewise reluctant to publically share the history of their connections to the manufacture of these fine guns.
             I will keep my fingers crossed, and if you find out anymore, please let me know. OK?
             Thanks again,
             ZVP

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CZ-618/Raven-18 & small reciever model CZ Info?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003, 10:37:14 AM »
Fred:
               From what I have heard, BRNO is totally out of the gun business and CZ-UB has been making all of their guns for years. I asked the Ohio Sales rep about and he concurred. Check out the BRNO section of the latest blue book there is a section on it there.
           
            Tim

Offline Fred Flinstone

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2003, 10:55:04 AM »
This could easily be possible since their web-site has been out for quite a while. The U.S. distributor has moved or closed-out entirely. And Export sales have gone down.
           
            On the other hand Brno has just release a new semi-auto  .17 Hmr. rifle based on their fairly sucessful ZKM-611. Their e-site could simply be out for an update or technical problems. If nobody post a reply on this I'll probably post something in the ''General Section''.