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Even though they are a “common” bayonet, that does not take away from their quality, and beauty. 1952 – Today – The vast majority of today’s Imports are marked “Japan” or “Made in Japan”. Today I will showing off and reviewing my Czech VZ24 Mauser Bayonet. Initially the Germans issued existing Czech bayonets. The Germans then had the muzzle rings ground off the captured VZ24 bayonets before issue, and then they changed the production lines to produce bayonets without the muzzle rings. These bayonets can be dated to a “time period” based on which side of the blade the CSZ is stamped on. You hobbies are a great source of inspiration – if you take the problem-first approach discussed earlier, then you can identify situations that would make your area of interest more fun or easier. Tools can chose from that won’t cost you an arm and leg then decide the hobby isn’t for you.

Encompassing a turntable, it permits interactive full round 360-degree animations that can be created with few clicks. Manufacture of these bayonets started in 1924, with the first production of the VZ24 Rifles and continued through until the end of WW2 with only a few variations. The most unique feature on these bayonets is the “reversed blade”. When you first look at a Czech VZ24 bayonet, it looks like any other Mauser bayonet of the era, however, on closer inspection, it is apparent that the cutting edge is on the TOP of the blade! The Czech VZ24 bayonets with the muzzle rings, are not stamped with the date of manufacture, however, there is a Czech Army acceptance stamp that has the date the bayonet was put into military service. These “K98 Style” bayonets (bayonets manufactured without rings) were stamped with the three letter code of DOT and still retained the unique Czech “inverted blade” of the originals.

German soldier carrying VZ24 Rifle, bayonet with muzzle ring, and Czech shovel. The Czech bayonets will fit both the VZ24 and K98 Mausers without any alteration, with or without the muzzle rings. When the Germans invaded and captured Czechoslovakia, in 1939, they took control of the Czech firearm factories. The Germans issued and used the Czech rifles and bayonets throughout WW2 and often entire military units were issued the Czech VZ24 rifles and bayonets instead of the German K98 Mausers. The Germans took control of vast numbers of VZ24 rifles and existing bayonets. The VZ24 bayonets are not uncommon and it is thought that the Czech’s manufactured several hundred thousand of these over the years! The meaning of the letter B under the CSZ stamp is unknown, however I would guess that it corresponded to a “batch run” of bayonets. Polymer stamps are manufactured between two sheets of glass using precision controlled UV light which passes through a negative containing the stamp artwork solidifying the polymer.

Mixed colored glass can rarely be reused and broken glass can be difficult to sort through. While others can help, you control your destiny. While many researchers have fruitfully explored the patterns of adoption of product and process innovations across industries, few have studied these same patterns within individual firms. During the process of shaping the case head, a tool called a headstamp bunter punch is used to shape the base and form the primer pocket, as well as add manufacturer information to it. Supplier Scorecards are not a one and done process. However, more and more ridiculous tools and lazy methods are popping up to make this art form seem”easier”. And, if you want to make pieces you are proud of. Majority of visual defects are due to inadequate fines or inadequate moisture in the granules ready for compression or due to faulty machine setting. Functional defects are due to faulty formulation. The first variation that you are apt to encounter is the VZ24 bayonet that has had the muzzle ring ground off so that it resembles the German K98 Bayonet.