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Gewehr 24(t)



The Gewehr 24(t) traces its roots back to the Czechoslovakian military industry. In the late 1920s, the Czechoslovakian army sought to replace their aging bolt-action rifles with a more modern and reliable firearm. Brno Arms Works, a renowned Czech arms manufacturer, developed the vz. 24 rifle, which quickly gained recognition for its robust construction and exceptional accuracy. In 1938, as tensions rose across Europe, the German Reich annexed Czechoslovakia in what is known as the Munich Agreement. As part of the agreement, the German military seized vast quantities of Czechoslovakian arms, including the vz. 24 rifles. Recognizing the quality and utility of the weapon, German authorities decided to incorporate it into their own arsenal.


This rifle was the predecessor before the Czech's started producing the standard Kar98K for the German military. To facilitate the integration of the Czechoslovakian rifle into the German military, the vz. 24 underwent several modifications. The rear side sling swivel, which projected through the stock behind the wrist, was removed and the hole was plugged with a wooden dowel. A bolt-takedown washer was placed in the buttstock. The rear spine sling swivel, which was removed and the hole was plugged with a piece of wood veneer. This led to the renaming of the rifle as the Gewehr 24(t), with the "t" denoting its Czech origin ("t" stands for "tschechisch" in German). These rifles were also given German Waffenamt code “WaA607.” They also were given the “dou” code signifying that they were manufactured at the Waffen-Werke Bruenn factory in Czechoslovakia.


The Gewehr 24(t) retained many characteristics of the vz. 24, including its sturdy construction and reliable straight armed bolt-action mechanism. It was still chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser. The rifle featured a five-round internal magazine, allowing for rapid reloading. It had an effective range of up to 600 meters.


Following its integration into the German military, the Gewehr 24(t) saw extensive service during the early stages of World War II. It was primarily issued to second-line German troops, such as reserve and occupation units. This rifle only was produced for two years (1941 and 1942) with an approximate total production number of 250,000 rifles.

Origin: Czechoslovakia
Manufactured: 1941-1942
Manufacturer: Waffenwerke Brunn, A.G.

Type: Bolt-Action Rifle

Caliber: 7.92×57mm Mauser
Barrel Length: 590mm (23.23")
Action: Bolt-Action

Magazine Capacity: 5 Round Internal Box Magazine


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