Сache in the wall:Сzech bayonet vz-24

Сache in the wall:Сzech bayonet vz-24

From the collection of Mr.G

A lot of interesting things are discovered during the dismantling of old houses. Coins, jewelry, weapons – and much more, people hid for the future. This bayonet has been walled up in the wall for many years. The most amazing thing is that it was preserved almost ideally!

VZ-24

Czechoslovakian VZ–24 bayonet modified for use with the 7.92 mm. Mauser Kar 98k, G 24(t), and G 33/40 Mauser rifles.
Gewehr 24 Tschechoslowakei [G 24(t)] was the official German nomenclature for the Czech VZ–24 rifle. Similarly, the VZ–24 bayonet was designated Seitengewehr 24(t).

VZ–24

This bayonet has been in the wall of the house for more than 70 years.

The bayonet of the 1924 model was used with various rifles and carbines of the Mauser system of Czechoslovak production, and could adjoin other rifles and carbines of the Mauser system with fastening to the H-shaped tire. The circulation of bayonets of the 1924 model exceeded 1,000,000 copies. The bayonet, together with the Mauser system rifles, was in service in Czechoslovakia itself and was delivered to various countries in Europe, South America and Asia. The export version is marked. During the German occupation, bayonets of this model were made for German troops and troops of satellite countries in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in several versions and with different marking systems. The bayonet of the 1924 model was made until the early 1950s.

The bayonet blade is single-blade, with a hollow on both sides. The handle is formed by two wooden cheeks fastened with a shank with two screws. The handle has a T-slot and a spring latch with an internal coil spring. Crosspiece straight with a ring for the barrel from the side of the blade. Two metal rivets are visible on the cross. Steel sheath, with hook and ball at the end.

This represents the first S 24(t) variant, a bayonet taken from Czech military stores and modified to German specifications. Modifications include:

VZ–24

Unfortunately, the right handle was missing.

The muzzle ring is ground away, leaving protruding “ears”;

Screw slots have been cut in the grip-securing nuts and in the nut securing the press-stud.

"CSZ" mark (Ceskooslovenska Statni Zbrojovka)

This bayonet is made for the needs of Czechoslovakia itself, it is distinguished by the “CSZ” mark (Ceskooslovenska Statni Zbrojovka) on the heel of the blade and, in the same place, with the letter code designating the production series (“T”).

The stigma “z” in the circle means that the bayonet was made at the factory in Brno.

Read: Bayonet of the 1941 model for the rifle of the Mauser system of the 1916 model

VZ24 bayonet

The mark “E26” means that the bayonet was created in 1926.

VZ–24

On the head of the handle may be the number of the bayonet, indicating the military unit to which it was assigned.

The stigma “44P” means that the bayonet belonged to 3 divisions of the 44th Infantry Regiment, which was based in the city of Liberec. Then, it was in the service of the German army, where it was cut off the ring .

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