WW2 Heirloom


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throdgrain
June 18, 2012, 07:54 AM
A friend of mine sent me some pictures of a pistol his grandfather brought back from WW2, but he doesnt know much about it, anyone here able to help?

https://sites.google.com/site/throdgrain/_/rsrc/1340020385815/benellim2/P6140003.jpg

https://sites.google.com/site/throdgrain/_/rsrc/1340020398912/benellim2/P6140013.jpg

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OFT
June 18, 2012, 08:13 AM
Do a search for "CZ-27". You'll get more info than I can give you.

bannockburn
June 18, 2012, 12:53 PM
The Pistole CZ vz27 was a straight blowback design chambered in .32ACP (7.65mm.), and was the standard sidearm of the Czech military forces prior to WWII. It should be marked "Ceska Zbrojovka As v Praze" or "Akc Spol. v Praze" if of pre-war construction. Later versions made under German occupation would be marked "Bohmische Waffenfabrik A.G. Prague" or "Prag". The model designation would be "Pistole Modell 27(t) Kal. 7.65" as per German nomenclature at the time. The German factory code for where these pistols were built in occupied Czechoslovakia was "fnh" and would be found on the slide near the model inscription. It might also have black plastic grips in place of the original wooden grips of pre-war manufacture.

Shadow 7D
June 18, 2012, 06:16 PM
Like he said, except that he'd running you through most of the variations of the coding, there were 2 (or 3) Czech scripts, then there were 4? occupation scripts, the last was just the nazi German factory code FHN

you can date the pistol by the code, or on the earlier versions, it will have the manufacture date after a rampant lion or crossed swords, Czech acceptance marks, on the frame.

Gladius
June 18, 2012, 09:59 PM
Dad carried a confiscated CZ27 (or P27 as he called it, due to the German designation) as a "backup" piece during the war. He said it was reliable and accurate. Sadly he traded it off before he returned from Europe.

throdgrain
June 19, 2012, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the help so far folks :)

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