Hello all, At a gun show this week I picked up a rather rough VZ24 rifle marked "1937" on the receiver no Czech acceptance stamps. The stock has large Asian (I believe Chinese) characters branded in and what looks like an "80" Painted in red letters on the other side. The bolt has a hand made safety, bolt lock and boltbody is mismatched to receiver. Non import marked at all. A 8mm ball round will literally almost fall down the bore, so it has been shot to hell, but hey ww2 guns are awesome in any condition! Besides I only have 150$ in the rifle so I'm not too awfully concerned about it ( it even came with a canvas sling and the old vz style sight protector). With that being said this action is slicker than greased owl poop! Are there any vz experts out there that knows when these rifles came in the country? I'm wondering why it is not import marked being a Chinese rifle vs a captured Japanese one. It is neither a P or C series rifle the serial is 44967 and no prefix. Stock matches the receiver. I'll post some pictures as I get it put back together, very interesting gun and I would like to learn all I can about this old one. Thanks everyone!