The Vz.24 : CZ’s first successful pistol
After Czechoslovakia became its own country following the end of WWI in 1918, it inherited many of the former Austro-Hungarian empire’s arsenals. Over time its armament factories expanded to two different works by 1924: Zbrojovka Brno (ZB), which was set up to make bolt-action Mauser style rifle and Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) that would make pistols, machine guns and other arms. It was then that CZ took over the task of making a new pistol that would be used by the Czech military, police, and sold as export abroad. This gun would become known as the Vz24.
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