November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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vz. 26 light machine gun manufactured at the BRNO arsenal for the Czechoslovakian military. A robust, high quality, and well made light machine gun, the vz. 26 saw widespread commercial success across the globe before Czechoslovakia's occupation by Nazi Germany in 1939, with notable copies such as the English Bren and Japanese Type 97 tank machine guns deriving from the vz.26's design. This example is pantographed "CESKOSLOVENSKA ZBROJOVKA,A.S. / BRNO." on the left side of the receiver, with the Czech military designation "KULOMET VZ.26." (Light Machine Gun Model.26.) present on the right side. Top of receiver bears a large Czech lion crest above the serial number and "E3 (Lion proof) 39" proof, indicating Czech military acceptance in 1939. Safety selector switch is marked "1", "0", and "20". Underside of barrel bears a German eagle firing proof as well as a "(Eagle) / WaA63" waffenamt. Metal components exhibit a lustrous blue finish, with the barrel latch exhibiting a plum colored finish. Buttstock, pistol grip, as well as the barrel handle are comprised of solid wood. Buttplate screw is an improper replacement. Additional features include a quick-detach barrel, flash suppressor, bipod, as well as a Bren machine gun sling. This example is accompanied by 1 20-round magazine which bears an "(Eagle) / WaA63" waffenamt on its spine. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall, with metal components retaining the vast majority of their original arsenal applied blue finish, exhibiting some areas of mild wear and thinning, as well as some scattered marks from handling and storage overall. Mirror bore, exhibiting sharp and well defined rifling throughout. Wood furniture exhibits scattered nicks, dings, and mild impressions, but is otherwise fine. Buttstock exhibits 2 cracks on the top and an additional crack on the bottom, none of which appear to affect serviceability. An extremely fine example of an exceptionally well made Czech vz. 26 light machine gun. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 AS CURIO & RELIC ELIGIBLE. MLW
Barrel Length
8mm Mauser
FFL Status
ZB vz. 26
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $36,000.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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