SOLD FOR: $1225
Make: Czechoslovakia. A Peruvian contract rifle.
Model: VZ 32 or 1932. A special light weight version of the VZ 24.
Serial Number: 04548
Year of Manufacture: 1934
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine.
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked with the Peruvian crest and “REPUBLICA PERUANA”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “CS.ZBROJOVKA AKC. SPOLVBRNE / MODELO 1932”. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “circled Z” and “L2”. The bottom of the cocking piece and top of the rear sight base are each marked with a Czech “circled Z”. The left side of the butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: Approximately 23 1/4 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set between 2 protective ears. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly. It is marked from “3-20”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has pistol grip, finger grooves, nosecap with bayonet lug, hole for the missing cleaning rod, barrel band, 2 sling loops, through bolt, and a ribbed metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scratches and surface erosion. The left side of the butt shows several small shallow indentations. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. Most of the marks have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The muzzle & grooves are gray. The rifling is deep; less pronounced at the muzzle. There is erosion in the bore. It is more prominent at the muzzle and in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 65% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, and discoloration from oxidation. The receiver shows surface erosion at the wood line; some of which has been coated in black paint. The bottom metal shows several small dents. The screw heads show use & oxidation. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: This Peruvian Mauser was made with a reversed safety.
The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Model 1932 Peruvian Mauser is a Czechcoslovakian made VZ 32. The VZ 32 is a special light weight version of the VZ 24 that was made specifically for the Peruvians. The Czech contract was for 5000 Rifles. This VZ 32 has nice markings which make it quite collectible.
For more on the Peruvian Model 1935 see page 123 of Robert Ball’s book, MAUSER Military Rifles of the World, 5th Edition. Good luck.