Czech CZ VZ 33 VZ33 Police Carbine 8mm Mauser 19.5″ Bolt Rifle 1938 C&R

Sold For: $1,126.99

LSB#: 201002FN01

Make: CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka)

Model: VZ. 33 Police Carbine

Serial Number: 2697B

Year of Manufacture: 1938

Caliber: 7.9m/m

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle

Markings: The right side of the receiver is marked with a proof. The top of the receiver is marked with the CZ Military Lion logo. The left shoulder of the receiver is marked with a CZ proof between the digits “F3” and “38”. The left side of the receiver is marked with “2697B / Cs.ZBROJOVKA AKC.SPOL.V BRNE”. The left side of the barrel is marked with the “2697B”. Farther down the left side, just beyond the rear sight is marked with faint lettering that appears to be two G’s. The top of the barrel is marked “5”. The right side of the barrel is marked with a proof. The bolt handle contains the serial number.

Barrel Length: 19 ½”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an aftermarket triangular faced blade that is slotted into a cube base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “V” notch that is elevation adjustable via a slide piece.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The original stock has been cut down and reshaped to be a sporting rifle. The stock is Turkish walnut with a straight grip and a straight comb. There are draglines and compressions throughout the stock. The right side of the stock contains a hole where a marking disc once was. The belly contains an off colored filling from where a sling loop was once inserted. There is material loss around the thru-bolt. There is discoloration around the tang. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate contains oxidation and scuffing. The buttplate is in Very Good condition. The stock rates in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are scattered spots of light erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle has been refinished and retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is light patina to the refinish at the muzzle likely due to reinstallation of the front sight block. The bolt has operational wear and some areas of oxidation. The floorplate has mottled patina.  The screw heads are clean. The markings are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The CZ VZ. 33 was a Czechoslovak bolt-action carbine that was based on a Mauser-type action, designed and produced in Ceskoslovenská zbrojovka in Brno during the 1930s in order to replace the obsolete Mannlicher vz. 1895 carbines. Cut down and reshaped to be a sporting rifle, this VZ. 33 is one of 25,311 that was produced specifically for Czechoslovakian National Police and for guards of the Ministry of the Treasury. The mechanics of this rifle are strong and the bore is in good shape.  Please see our photos and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.