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Thread: WW2 Czechoslovakian Mauser Vz.33 caliber and scope

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    Default WW2 Czechoslovakian Mauser Vz.33 caliber and scope

    Hi I have a Czech Mauser vz.33 from WW2 and can't seem to figure out what caliber cartridge it uses. I looked on the internet and it said it fires an 8mm Mauser but when I tried to chamber that size round it wouldn't chamber. The barrel also seems way to small to use that size bullet. I made sure the rifle was not plugged and when I looked down the inside of the barrel when I took out the bolt the rifling is clearly visible throughout the entire length of the muzzle. Any help would be appreciated
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    Can you post photos ? any identifying marks on receiver ???
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    7mm export to South America? Like Dave said marks are usually key.

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    Default Photos of Czech Mauser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Can you post photos ? any identifying marks on receiver ???
    I'm going to try to send a photo hold on IMG_3995.JPGIMG_3995.JPG

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    Default Here's another photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Can you post photos ? any identifying marks on receiver ???
    This shows a little more markings

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    Is this gun full military configuration or has it beeb sporterized ???????
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    Default Sporterized or not

    I do not know if this gun was sporterized or not. I got this gun from my grandpa who got it when he was a kid. It having the marking on the receiver saying vz.33 and it not having any of the characteristics of a infantry rifle like a sling confuses me. It is also very weird because the wood stock looks original to the gun. I don't know much about this guns history so it makes it a lot harder to get answers. Also as for the caliber of the gun I had someone who is a collecter himself tell me that the caliber of the gun was a 5.56mm. Was that small of a caliber ever used in WW2? It also makes no sense because everywhere you look online vz.33s usually fire 7.92x57mm Mauser ammunition. Someone also said they thought it might have been a specially made good gun for long range sniping due to the small caliber.

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    It has been sporterized if the caliber has changed from 7.92mm


    VZ33 & G33/40 receivers were greatly coveted by shooters in the 1950s / 1960s and were ysed as the basis for many light weight custom built guns
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    Default Sporterized

    Since it has been sporterized does that drastically reduce the value of the firearm? And do you think that the receiver has been refinished. It seems like it is In really good condition considering it's age.

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    Yes, commercial value is greatly diminished and it has been refinished. However personal value is another story, since you acquired it from a family member.
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