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User Image rifledhistory Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC)
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Here we have a Romanian contract INSTRUCTIE marked VZ-24, as well as a ¾
length wool coat from Romania (via @sportsmansguide). For more information on the INSTRUCTIE marking – scroll back to my old post
on it…

In WWII, for various reasons, Romania started the war fighting alongside
Germany. Romania was second only to Germany in number of troops fighting
against the Soviets on the Eastern Front during the push of Operation
Barbarossa.

These Romanian Contract VZ-24’s were made in Brno, Czechoslovakia, most
probably in 1940. As noted they saw action in WWII in Operation Barbarossa
and other battles. In 1944 King Michael I, successfully led a coup against
the pro-Axis government, and the Romanian army then fought to expel the
Germans from Romania into Hungary. Thus these same rifles that once fought
alongside the Germans were used against them.

In 1968 Russia invaded Czechoslovakia, a move that greatly worried the
Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu. He then ordered the creation of the
Patriotic Guards (Gărzile patriotice), a paramilitary force, which was made
up of workers from the state industries (most all people at the time). The
Patriotic Guards were supplied old rifles, while the official army utilized
newer ones. Thus, the VZ-24 found new life in Romania.

It has been debated that the INSTRUCTIE markings in Romania were either
instruction rifles in the army, or on the other side or the argument, were
the rifles given to the Patriotic Guard.

A friend who lived in Romania in this period confirmed they did use
Czechoslovakian rifles in the Patriotic Guard.
#czechoslovakia #romanian #romania #wwii #ww2 #guns #gunsofinstagram
#gunsdaily #gunsdailyusa #mauser #history #milsurp #vz24 #czechrepublic #8mm
#boltaction #rifle #shooting #wwiigunsandgear #2a #cz #coldwar #romana
#istorie #gunsofww2 #knife #knivesofinstagram #blade #macro
#macrophotography

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User Image rifledhistory Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC)
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Here we have a Romanian contract INSTRUCTIE marked VZ-24, as well as a ¾
length wool coat from Romania (via @sportsmansguide). For more information on the INSTRUCTIE marking – scroll back to my old post
on it…

In WWII, for various reasons, Romania started the war fighting alongside
Germany. Romania was second only to Germany in number of troops fighting
against the Soviets on the Eastern Front during the push of Operation
Barbarossa.

These Romanian Contract VZ-24’s were made in Brno, Czechoslovakia, most
probably in 1940. As noted they saw action in WWII in Operation Barbarossa
and other battles. In 1944 King Michael I, successfully led a coup against
the pro-Axis government, and the Romanian army then fought to expel the
Germans from Romania into Hungary. Thus these same rifles that once fought
alongside the Germans were used against them.

In 1968 Russia invaded Czechoslovakia, a move that greatly worried the
Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu. He then ordered the creation of the
Patriotic Guards (Gărzile patriotice), a paramilitary force, which was made
up of workers from the state industries (most all people at the time). The
Patriotic Guards were supplied old rifles, while the official army utilized
newer ones. Thus, the VZ-24 found new life in Romania.

It has been debated that the INSTRUCTIE markings in Romania were either
instruction rifles in the army, or on the other side or the argument, were
the rifles given to the Patriotic Guard.

A friend who lived in Romania in this period confirmed they did use
Czechoslovakian rifles in the Patriotic Guard.
#czechoslovakia #romanian #romania #wwii #ww2 #guns #gunsofinstagram
#gunsdaily #gunsdailyusa #mauser #history #milsurp #vz24 #czechrepublic #8mm
#boltaction #rifle #shooting #wwiigunsandgear #2a #cz #coldwar #romana
#istorie #gunsofww2 #knife #knivesofinstagram #blade #macro
#macrophotography

@nikonusa @nationalrifleassociation @czguns @czusafirearms @tokinausa
@tokina_global
User Image rifledhistory Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC)
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Here we have a Romanian contract INSTRUCTIE marked VZ-24, as well as a ¾
length wool coat from Romania (via @sportsmansguide). For more information on the INSTRUCTIE marking – scroll back to my old post
on it…

In WWII, for various reasons, Romania started the war fighting alongside
Germany. Romania was second only to Germany in number of troops fighting
against the Soviets on the Eastern Front during the push of Operation
Barbarossa.

These Romanian Contract VZ-24’s were made in Brno, Czechoslovakia, most
probably in 1940. As noted they saw action in WWII in Operation Barbarossa
and other battles. In 1944 King Michael I, successfully led a coup against
the pro-Axis government, and the Romanian army then fought to expel the
Germans from Romania into Hungary. Thus these same rifles that once fought
alongside the Germans were used against them.

In 1968 Russia invaded Czechoslovakia, a move that greatly worried the
Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu. He then ordered the creation of the
Patriotic Guards (Gărzile patriotice), a paramilitary force, which was made
up of workers from the state industries (most all people at the time). The
Patriotic Guards were supplied old rifles, while the official army utilized
newer ones. Thus, the VZ-24 found new life in Romania.

It has been debated that the INSTRUCTIE markings in Romania were either
instruction rifles in the army, or on the other side or the argument, were
the rifles given to the Patriotic Guard.

A friend who lived in Romania in this period confirmed they did use
Czechoslovakian rifles in the Patriotic Guard.
#czechoslovakia #romanian #romania #wwii #ww2 #guns #gunsofinstagram
#gunsdaily #gunsdailyusa #mauser #history #milsurp #vz24 #czechrepublic #8mm
#boltaction #rifle #shooting #wwiigunsandgear #2a #cz #coldwar #romana
#istorie #gunsofww2 #knife #knivesofinstagram #blade #macro
#macrophotography

@nikonusa @nationalrifleassociation @czguns @czusafirearms @tokinausa
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User Image rifledhistory Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:01 PM (UTC)
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Here is a half scrubbed crest of King Carole of Romania from my vz-24.
These are present on some firearms and other goods that came out of Romania. The Romanian communists did not like anything that reminded the commoners of older governments – the only thing that should exist was communism. Hence they ground off the markings. I am lucky that this one even has half of the markings left!
#czechoslovakia #romanian #romania #wwii #ww2 #guns #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily #gunsdailyusa #mauser #history #milsurp #vz24 #czechrepublic #8mm #boltaction #rifle #shooting #wwiigunsandgear #2a #cz #coldwar #romana #istorie #gunsofww2 #knife #knivesofinstagram #blade #macro #macrophotography
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User Image rifledhistory Posted: Nov 15, 2017 3:50 PM (UTC)
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A very recent addition – a #Romanian ¾ length heavy winter coat from @sportsmansguide
The buttons are metal – very nice. Look to my other posts with the VZ24 to see more of this coat. While it is not period correct for wwii, this coat and the VZ24 probably did see service together in communist Romania.
Featured here is the Socialist Romanian shield / crest - during and after the Romanian revolution of 1989 the crest was cut out of most of the flags as it represented the old communist government.
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#czechoslovakia #romania #wwii #ww2 #guns #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily #gunsdailyusa #mauser #history #milsurp #vz24 #czechrepublic #8mm #boltaction #rifle #shooting #wwiigunsandgear #2a #cz #coldwar #romana #istorie #gunsofww2 #knife #knivesofinstagram #blade #macro #macrophotography @czusafirearms @czguns
User Image rifledhistory Posted: Nov 15, 2017 3:36 PM (UTC)
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Here we have a #czechoslovakia bayonet – Despite not being a #romanian contract bayonet, I paired it with my Romanian VZ24.
The handle has some trench art – maybe the soldier’s initials. If anyone knows what the CSZ K markings mean, please comment.
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#romania #wwii #ww2 #guns #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily #gunsdailyusa #mauser #history #milsurp #vz24 #czechrepublic #8mm #boltaction #rifle #shooting #wwiigunsandgear #2a #cz #coldwar #romana #istorie #gunsofww2 #knife #knivesofinstagram #blade #macro #macrophotography
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User Image piquant_boudoir Posted: Nov 11, 2017 5:51 PM (UTC)
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Super stoked for our Soviet shoot today.
Be sure to follow to see the end results of this boudoir shoot!
#hunsandammo #soviet #russia #ak #boudoir #ammo #guns #psl #vz24 #aks74u #k98 #history #akm #oralite #army #infantry #war # #hunsandammo
User Image sajjadbazargani Posted: Oct 29, 2017 6:32 PM (UTC)
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#اسلحه #سلاح #برنو #تفنگ_برنو #vz24
این اسلحه برنو هست سلاحی که در ایران هم تولید شده است ساخت کشور چکاسلواکی سابق.
User Image rossco762 Posted: Oct 15, 2017 1:59 AM (UTC)
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The VZ-24 Mauser runs smother then most modern bolt guns. Truly a beautiful machine.

#Mauser #instagun #k98 #vz24 #8mmmauser #ppu #WWII #oldworldguns #oldguns #history
User Image gheysariyan Posted: Oct 4, 2017 2:00 PM (UTC)
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#برنو#چکسلواکی#vz24
برنوی رو کپ نویس چکسلواکی مدل