SOLD FOR: $1250
Make: BRNO Arms, CZ
Serial Number: 16535
Year of Manufacture: 1991
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 “91” date code, the top is marked “CAL .375 / H.&H. MAG”. The top of the chamber ring is marked with the company logo over “TRADEMARK / BRNO / ARMS / MOD. / ZKK-602”, the right side is marked “16535”, the left side is marked “A.A.L.-Phila..PA”. The top of the barrel is marked “BRNO ARMS – CZECHOSLOVAKIA-”.
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 pistol grip, fluted straight comb, sling swivel in the belly and forend, and a black rubber ventilated serrated CZ recoil pad. The wood shows some sparsely scattered draglines with a few minor compressions. There is light finish wear throughout. The checkering shows light wear and is generally sharp with no interruptions. The LOP measures 14 1/2” & 13 3/8” 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 but there is some minor fouling mid bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some scattered little nicks and scratches on the barrel and receiver. There is some erosion on the bolt and extractor. There is light thinning on some of the leading edges. There is surface oxidation on the base of the front sight. 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 Fine 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 1991. It is in Fine 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!