SOLD FOR: $1700
Make: BRNO Arms, CZ
Serial Number: 11790
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Caliber: .375 H&H Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle w/ Internal Hinged Magazine
Markings: The left side of the shank is marked with Czech proof and the “85” date code, the top is marked “CAL / .375 H&H. / MAGNUM”. The top of the chamber ring is marked with the company logo over “TRADEMARK / BRNO / ARMS / MOD. / ZKK-602”, the left side is marked “11790”. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked with a Czech proof and “790”, the top is marked “60”. The top of the barrel is marked “BRNO ARMS – CZECHOSLOVAKIA-”, the left side is marked “BAUSKA ARMS CORP. KALISPELL MT”.
Barrel Length: 25”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade fixed to the top of a serrated ramped riser that is banded to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is an express sight with a fixed V-notch that has a white line aim guide. There are two additional flip-up leafs, one marked “200” and the other marked “300” in meters. The top of the receiver is grooved for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered wood with two thru bolts, pistol grip, fluted straight comb, sling swivel in the belly, and a black rubber ventilated serrated recoil pad. The wood shows some sparsely scattered draglines with a few notable minor compressions on either side of the buttstock. The checkering shows light wear and is generally well defined with no interruptions. The LOP measures 14 1/4” & 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the wood and recoil pad respectively. The pad shows some light rub wear and remains soft. The stock rates in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few hardly noticeable marks on the barrel. There is a bit of very faint surface oxidation on the rear part of the receiver. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is very light and crisp. 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: Pre-war Ceskoslovenská zbrojovka and post-war Zbrojovka Brno, was a maker of small arms, light artillery, and motor vehicles in Brno, Czechoslovakia. The company was founded in 1918 as a state-owned factory known as the State Armament and Engineering Works. The factory assembled German Gewehr 98 and Austrian Mannlicher M1895 rifles, but later began producing their own. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Zbrojovka Brno produced weapons for the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS. In the 1980s, the company refocused mainly on communication and computing technologies at the expense of weapons production and repair. This model ZKK-605 was manufactured during that period of reduced arms production, in 1985. It is in excellent condition and chambered in .375 H&H Magnum. This safari rifle has decades of shooting left in it yet it would also sit nicely in a collection of quality Czech bolt action hunting rifles. Please see our photos and good luck!