Make: BRNO Arms (Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka BRNO, Czechoslovakia)
Model: Model 21H
Serial Number: 33279
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Action Type: Bolt Action Internal Magazine with double set trigger
Markings: The import mark on the left side of the barrel reads “MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA / 7.9”. The receiver ring has decorative metal work on it. The left side of the receiver is marked with a Czech proof, “50” and “ZBROJOVKA BRNO, NARODNI PODNIK”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked with a Czech proof, “50” and with the serial number. The top of the barrel shank is marked “8 x 57S”. The scope is marked “HELIA-SUPER KKAHLES / WEIN 4S2 Nr.77246”.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade atop a ramped base. The base is checkered to reduce glare. The 2 leaf rear sight is dovetailed to a base that is set atop the barrel. The fixed 4 power Kahles Helia Super scope has there number 4 reticle which uses two heavy horizontal lines and one heavy bottom vertical line and ultrafine center crosshair and vertical line. The glass is Clear. The adjustment knobs turn. Overall the scope is in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, plastic grip base, raised cheek piece, Schnabel style forend, checkering on the grip & forearm, sling loop under the butt and a hard plastic buttplate. The wood is proud of the buttplate. The stock has a few minor marks, nothing major, mostly just rack and safe storage marks. There are no chips or cracks to the stock. The LOP measures 14 ½ inches from the face of the front trigger and 13 ¾ inches from the face of the rear trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The muzzle and bolt release lever show light thinning from normal light use and handling. The rifle has been used lightly and stored well. A truly beautiful rifle with a lot of finsh remaining. The screw heads are sharp. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine – Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions 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: The rifle comes with a scope pictured and described above.
Our Assessment: This BRNO Arms Model 21H is chambered in the hard-hitting 8x57S cartridge. It has double set triggers, a butter knife bolt handle and a beautifully figured stock. It comes with a great scope of a similar vintage with clear glass. This is a beautiful sporting rifle that is begging to go hunting. This rifle was made back in 1950, though the overall condition rivals new guns. They don’t make rifles like this anymore… Good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is curio & relic eligible and can be transferred/sold in California.