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1663
Revised: 3/22/2017 

Please Note: Op rod and bolt carrier are numbered 10162. This is not visible when firearm is assembled. Additional Good News: Magazine has tiny “z” within circle indicating it is an original magazine for this rifle.

*EXCEPTIONAL CZECH BRNO ZH-29 EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE.

SN 10109. Cal. 8mm. 23″ bbl. Exceptionally high quality manufactured Czech ZH-29 semi-automatic rifle made in Czechoslovakia at the Brno factory prior to WWII. Visible parts appear all matching and action operates smoothly. Aside from the magazine and buttplate, the remainder of this rifle’s metal parts are machined. Was expensive to produce and although offered for sale in several calibers the only significant contracts were from Abyssinia and China. The bolt locks into the left side of the receiver only and the bbl is slightly non-symetrical and points towards the left while the sight post is towards the right side. The bolt locks to the rear and catches on the magazine follower on the last shot, however, the unique bolt design allows for the bolt to go forward when a new magazine is inserted with the pull of the trigger. The second pull of the trigger would fire a shot. This rifle is immediately recognizable with its 13-vertical finned cooling assembly forward of the wooden hand guards. Marked with standard Czech and Brno markings on left side of receiver with SN and model at top of receiver. This rifle includes one orig wide leather sling. PROVENANCE: From the Estate of World Renowned British Rifle Collector Robert W. Faris. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent with lustrous commercial blue finish starting to turn a plum color, particularly on the right side of receiver with the bolt in-the-white. Bore is shiny and bright, just starting to turn a little dark in the grooves. Wood is also near excellent with only some slight handling marks and some slight discoloration at the forward edge of the receiver. There is a noticeable 1″ x 3/4″ chip out of the stock at the rear of the heel where it meets the buttplate. This does not affect the serviceability of this rifle. An exceedingly handsome and high quality specimen of a very interesting and functional design. 51608-20 JWK (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1663

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Firearms - April 2017