My Czech VZ24 from AIM is here!

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  1. jame

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    Very nice. I ordered the non-crested rifle, and after the latest Enfield crash & burn from AIM, they made up for it. Rifling looks strong, stock has only one scratch towards the front, with a few minor dents for good measure. No stock repairs on mine. Some very slight pitting on the exterior of the muzzle end. Re-blue and stock refinish by the Russians looks pretty darned good, but a lot will tell after I strip off all the cosmoline. The leather on the sling and ammo pouch look almost new, with very slight storage patina. The oil can was wrapped in waxed/oiled paper. Cleaning rod and barbs all included. The bayo is nearly new as well. The action is smoooooooth.....

    I am a happy rifleman. :D
     
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    Mine arrived today. I forgot to tell the wife about it, so it is hiding in the trunk for now.

    A cursory (And furtive, I was outside) inspection, revealed a very nice stock w/ a beat up handguard, excellent bluing and a just about perfect crest. I got hand picked w/ crest BTW. We'll see about the rest later.
     
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    I bought a VZ24 from Empire Arms last year. Had zero cosmoline and was ready to go after a quick strip of the bolt to make sure it was clean and a little bore brushing.

    Mine didn't have the crest intact though. That's the one thing that caught my eye when I saw them on AIM's site.
     
  4. jame

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    Yup, I think this will work out well. These are nice rifles, and the stock on mine, under all the cosmoline, is beautiful. If you have one hidden in the trunk, wrap it up in some old rags and put it in a garbage bag. I guess I never thought about this, but this summer, one good week should take off most of the greasy stuff for you. Just make sure the significant other doesn't grab the "garbage" and throw it away! :banghead:
     
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    Pictures?
     
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    Pictures later today, after SWMBO is at work.
     
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    I also bought a VZ24 from AIM, about a year ago. It is a very sweet rifle--in beautiful physical condition and a good shooter.

    FWIW, I just yesterday received an M48A from AIM (for 100 bucks!) that is downright dazzling! From the description I was expecting a well-used rifle, but this one appears literally to be unissued.

    AIM continues to be one of the best companies to buy milsurp rifles and ammo from.

    Tim
     
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    Pictures of my new baby. I have'nt had time to clean it yet.
     

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    Clean it? It looks like it's brand new out of the box!
    :scrutiny:
     
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    It's a tad "sticky". There is some cosmo still on it and in the chamber and bore. Bayonett is also coated (it has brand new wood grips too!). Anybody know where the date stamp is? I guess I will find it when I pull it apart. Also, no visible import mark! Must be under the wood. Good thing, the bluing is beautiful. I've never seen a blued bolt either.

    Actually, it's black, now that I look at it. Are these painted?
     
  11. cracked butt

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    Wow! That's a pretty rifle. Let us know how it shoots. :cool:
     
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