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Alexa79
09-30-2009, 10:00 AM
hi every one here, I need a bit of your expertize on a rifle. The only thing i can read on it besides the serial number is wz.29.. I google it and every thing that i found look very different. (it belongs to my friend and he dosnt know what model who made it, caliber ) Anybody knows any thing about it?



http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/AAleksey/wz29/DSC01973.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/AAleksey/wz29/DSC01974.jpg
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/AAleksey/wz29/DSC01975.jpg

Bug Splat
09-30-2009, 10:05 AM
Pics would be nice.

motorhead
09-30-2009, 10:06 AM
pix would help. wz sounds polish.

LAKA90034
09-30-2009, 4:21 PM
If I have to venture a guess: a Polish Mauser variant?

Noonanda
09-30-2009, 4:31 PM
it is a Polish made K-98 style bolt action. if it is in good condition it could be worth 400, not that many were made in comparison to German K-98s, kind of an uncommon but nice rifle. does it have the straight or bent bolt handle. Post some pics

socomIInato
09-30-2009, 5:49 PM
looks different compared to wz29 photos? wz29 look like a copy of the german AZ short mauser rifle used by german sturm troopen in WW1. calibre should be 8mm

Alexa79
10-09-2009, 10:12 AM
Hi, finally got the rifle back to tack pics sorry it took so long.

Alexa79
10-09-2009, 10:14 AM
it is a Polish made K-98 style bolt action. if it is in good condition it could be worth 400, not that many were made in comparison to German K-98s, kind of an uncommon but nice rifle. does it have the straight or bent bolt handle. Post some pics

I finally got it back to tack pics sorry it took so long. So this is what it looks like any info would be greatly appreciated.

alcmaeon
10-09-2009, 3:44 PM
What you appear to have is the Polish Karabinek wz.29 that Noonanda mentioned but at some point it was sportierized. Somebody "improved" it into a hunting rifle. Depending on how good a job they did it might be a first class rifle.

Be careful with the caliber assumption. It would have started life as a 7.92x57mm Mauser, (also called 8mm Mauser).

However, the person who bubbaized it could have rebarreled it into just about any other medium caliber. As I am sure you already know, it is just not safe to fire the wrong caliber round out of a rifle. It could blow up in your face.

Get a gunsmith to check it out for you.

Noonanda
10-09-2009, 6:35 PM
it looks nicely done but as far as collector value there isnt any now. But it could be a good shooter and a good hunting rifle

Alexa79
10-09-2009, 7:10 PM
What you appear to have is the Polish Karabinek wz.29 that Noonanda mentioned but at some point it was sportierized. Somebody "improved" it into a hunting rifle. Depending on how good a job they did it might be a first class rifle.

Be careful with the caliber assumption. It would have started life as a 7.92x57mm Mauser, (also called 8mm Mauser).

However, the person who bubbaized it could have rebarreled it into just about any other medium caliber. As I am sure you already know, it is just not safe to fire the wrong caliber round out of a rifle. It could blow up in your face.

Get a gunsmith to check it out for you.

I think i will have it checked by a gun smith, i can't trust my friend any more he told me it was .308. I went out and bought those bullets they wouldn't work too big.
Forgive me for a dumb question what is first class rifle??

Alexa79
10-09-2009, 7:17 PM
it looks nicely done but as far as collector value there isnt any now. But it could be a good shooter and a good hunting rifle
It looks very nice better then pictures show it. I still wish it was in original shape.

alcmaeon
10-09-2009, 7:54 PM
Defining a first class rifle is subjective at best. To me if the action is smooth, the trigger is crisp and the rifle is accurate you are in the ballpark.