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Old 01-04-2010, 10:37 PM
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Default VZ24 vs 24/47

Given that I can only afford one at this time and as far as fit ,function and quality, which is a better Mauser the VZ24 or the 24/47. This would just be for a plinker, truck gun and maybe a limited hunting rifle
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:49 PM
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Well, The Czech Vz-24's are simply superb when it comes to steel quality and craftsmanship. HOWEVER- most [cheap] ones you will come across were used heavily over the years. Doesn't dimisnish the quailty- just the appearance.

Then you have the Yugo 24/47's. Originally made in the 1920's & 1930's. Once again high quality craftsmanship (considering they weren't made under wartime constraints)- AND most you will encounter were refurbed & put away in cosmoline = like new condition.

GENERALLY- I would go for a 24/47 if I just wanted a 'plinker.' But if you want a tiny bit of added 'umph' history-wise, the Vz-24 is the way to go...

Although, you should face the facts- You'll eventually get both anyway, so it doesn't matter which one you get first

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:53 PM
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Oh- it also should be mentioned that since the 24/47's have been refurbed- many of their parts were swapped with M48 parts. Hence- there's a little bit of discrepancies when it comes to "fit." Especially when it comes to stock parts (i.e. the handguard)...

But that's just splitting hairs of you ask me...
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:17 PM
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The trick is finding a Vz. 24 locally (unless you have an 03 FFL). 24/47 is much easier to find locally. It'll likely be cheaper, too. Anyone got a Vz. 24 for sale?
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:44 PM
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VZ 24 for $200. Looks just like mine with the Royal Czech crest from the 20's/30's.



http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=152612011

The Yugo 24/47 and the M48 are very nice. They are all post WWII and are in rebuilt/ perfect shape.


24/47 in great shape for $250.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=152610827

I like the look and feel of the VZ 24...Plus it has history..
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The Czech lion crests are very cool.
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Because the 24/47's are refurbs, it is more likely you'll get an excellent bore in one. I have some of each. But I was lucky to get an apparently unfired 24/47 at Big 5 about six years ago for under $90. It has an beautiful elm stock on it, which was caked with cosmo when I got it. Once I got that stuff off the wood, it needed a BLO scrub. Now it's lovely. Shop around.

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The trick is finding a Vz. 24 locally (unless you have an 03 FFL). 24/47 is much easier to find locally. It'll likely be cheaper, too. Anyone got a Vz. 24 for sale?
actually, yeah, i might sell you mine if you made me a nice offer. i'm in Los Angeles. mines had the crest sanded off, aside from that, its in very nice shape, with bayonet and repro sling.

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VZ24 is the finest military Mauser ever built. Before they became common on the market they always brought a premium price because they were the top choice for building high grade sporters. As they become more scarce again the prices will rise. Big 5 imported a large number of them about 10 Years ago and sold them for 89.00. I have 2, one I made a sporter with and the other is original. Both had matching numbers, 90% original finish and crests. The 24/47's do not have the consistent quality and many do not have matching numbers
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:41 AM
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It looks like the importers recently brought in a lot of Vz.24 rifles.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/C...ser_Rifle.html

https://www.southernohiogun.com/inde...crest-8mm.html

http://classicarms.us/firearms.htm

http://www.floridagunworks.com/Merch...gory_Code=CR+R
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I like the lion crest VZ24 better.
I bought one years ago, and it shoots very well. With the current glut of VZ24, I decided to get another lion crest VZ24. Paid $250 plus shipping for a bolt, barrel, receiver, and stock matching VZ24 with clean sharp bore. Yes, it is about $30-$50 more than the ones you find at various vendors. But since I am buying only one this time, I thought I might as well buy the best available (that I can afford) and not regret missing out later.
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I like the lion crest VZ24 better.
I bought one years ago, and it shoots very well. With the current glut of VZ24, I decided to get another lion crest VZ24. Paid $250 plus shipping for a bolt, barrel, receiver, and stock matching VZ24 with clean sharp bore. Yes, it is about $30-$50 more than the ones you find at various vendors. But since I am buying only one this time, I thought I might as well buy the best available (that I can afford) and not regret missing out later.
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