Auction Postponed to Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM
A 13.5% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final Sales Price. All applicable taxes will be assessed based on the sum of the sales price and buyer's premium.
WWII but was received by the WWII CZECH CZ VZ 38 PISTOL .380 ACP | WWII era Czechoslovakian CZ vz. 38 .380 ACP pistol. Marked "E7 39" on the right side of the frame, and "CESKA ZBROJOVKA AKC SPOL V PRAZE" on the left side of the frame. Slide and frame matching numbered. Includes Holster 7 2 Mags. The CZ vz.38 pistol was developed by the CZ factory as a replacement for Czechoslovakia’s vz.24 pistols. It was formally accepted by the Czech Army in June of 1938, and 41,000 were ordered from the factory. Tooling and production setup took close to a year, and the German military occupied the country just 4 days after testing of the first pre-production batch of pistols. However, the German authorities decided that CZ should complete to pistol production anyway, and took possession of the guns themselves for use by the Wehrmacht, Reich Labor Service, Luftwaffe, and other services at the Pistole 39(t). The initial order of 41,000 was completed by the end of 1939 with serial numbers from 250,000 through 291,000 and accepted by the Czech military on behalf of the Germans – so these pistols will not have waffenamt marks. Two additional batches were made – 3000 guns for the Luftwaffe (numbered 240,000-242,000) and 1000 for export, probably to Bulgarian (with B-prefix serial numbers 291,000-292,000). Mechanically, the vz.38 is a simple blowback automatic pistol chambered for the .380 cartridge, aka 9mm Browning or 9x17mm. It is a rather awkward looking gun, and a double action only trigger. It does have a quite unique and very simple disassembly procedure though!
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Stephen LaRaviere - Auctioneer VAAL #3799
Matthews LaRaviere - VAAL #3131
Galax, Virginia 24333
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The Mike Oehman
Gun Collection Live Auction
This sale will feature a collection of 180+ guns from a private collection in Cana, Virginia. This collection was assembled over 60+ years and is full of unique and quality pieces from around the world, like a 1939 Mauser Banner German Police Luger, 4 FN Browning High Powers w/ Nazi Markings, Original Winchester lever action rifles, Colt & Smith & Wesson Revolvers, and many other high-quality military rifles and handguns. You can bid on these guns live in person or online. The sale date & location are coming soon.