7/28/21 - Original 8mm Czechoslovak VZ24 rifle with Lion crest on the receiver and 1937 acceptance marks. This rifle is in its original configuration with all original finish. Most of the Czech rifles were reworked and reused by the Germans, but this remains unmodified as originally issued just prior to the German occupation of the Sudetenland. The original rust blue finish on the receiver is exceptional, with the internal bolt rails and chamber in the correct “white” finish. There is very little actual finish loss. There are a few handling marks, especially on the barrel and front barrel band and a noticeable scratch on the floor plate. The wood stock is excellent. There is one dark area of discoloration on the left side of the stock. The bore is minty. The late Mauser rifle collector/expert John Wall stated that this rifle was on the only unmodified VZ24 he had ever seen. It comes with an original leather sling that is lion-crested and 1937 dated. Original front sight guard.