Czech VZ33 Carbine Lion Crest Mauser VZ-33 8mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $2860

LSB#: 230423MS164

Make: Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka, A.S., Czechoslovakia

Model: VZ 33 Carbine. The manufacturer’s designation is VZ 16/33 Carbine.

Serial Number: 1006B

Year of Manufacture: 1933 to 1940

Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Barrel Length: Approximately 19 1/2 Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted V post set atop a ramped base and between 2 protective sight wings. The rear sight is a V notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, scallop for the bolt handle, finger grooves, nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, barrel band, 3 sling loops, through bolt, marking disk, and a metal buttplate with sliding storage door. The buttplate shows light scrapes. The wood shows numerous scratches and compression marks, most are light. There are repairs at the tang of the receiver, below the right rear of the receiver, and at the bottom front of the forearm. 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 as refurbished.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original
The metal has been treated with cold blue.

Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are light gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion at the muzzle and in the grooves.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 7 out of 10.
Many military and C&R-eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its current metal finish. The metal has been treated with cold blue. The metal shows scrapes, scratches, and varying degrees of thinning. The thinned portions of the metal show discoloration from oxidation. The bottom metal shows small dents. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads show use. The markings on the metal are deep. This rifle rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Mechanics: The action function correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Czechoslovakian VZ 33 is a tough Mauser that was specifically built for police and paramilitary organizations. The manufacturer’s designation for the rifle is VZ 16/33 Carbine. These rifles were built between 1933 and 1940.
This VZ 33 has a deep lion crest on the top of the receiver. It is in Very Good condition and can ring plenty of steel at the range.
For more info on the VZ 33 see page 127 of Robert Ball’s book, Mauser Military Rifles of the World – 5th Edition.

…Now go shoot something!

Czech VZ33 Carbine Lion Crest Mauser VZ-33 8mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R
Czech VZ33 Carbine Lion Crest Mauser VZ-33 8mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R