SOLD FOR: $1001
Make: Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ)
Model: Vzor 30 (Model 1930)
Serial Number: 16022
Year of Manufacture: 1939
Caliber: 27mm Flare
Action Type: Single Shot Flare Pistol with Manual Extractor
Markings: The left-rear of the frame is marked “E11”, rampant lion and “39” date code. There is another rampant lion at the left-front of the frame. The top of the chamber ring is marked “CESKA ZBROJOVKA. AKC. SPOL. V PRAZE / 16022 / Vz.30”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece checkered brown bakelite which wraps around the back of the frame. The grip has CZ logos toward the bottom on each side. The grip has light handling wear with some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Strawed
Finish Originality: Original
Overall Condition: This flare pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered minor nicks, scuffs and scratches. The most notable wear is at the muzzle. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this flare pistol rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this Flare Pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Flare pistols are growing in popularity with collectors. They trade easily with no additional paperwork or cumbersome transfer fees. This example is a particularly interesting piece, made in Czechoslovakia in 1939, just after the Nazi regime seized the Sudetenland, but presumably before the occupation of the rest of the nation by the Wehrmacht. Despite the inauspicious era in which this flare gun was produced, it is still in Fine condition. It would make a great addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!