I just received a CZ 24 from my wife's aunt. It was taken from a Nazi soldier by her brother-in-law who passed many years ago. It was disassembled sometime in the 50's and no one remembered how to put it back together. So, the loose parts were stuck in an old sock, the pistol in the holster and the whole shebang stuck in a drawer for the past 60 years.....Several months ago after my brother-in-law's wake we were sitting around BS'ing and the topic of guns came up. She mentioned she had this old gun and wondered how to dispose of it (yikes). I offered to buy it, sight unseen, not knowing even what make or caliber. Anyway, I now have it and its beautiful.
The pertinent facts:
CZ24, Serial 14571 (which makes it an early one, I think) frame, slide & barrel match
Date of Manufacture 1925, Accepted by Czech Army 1926
Cal - .380
Additional markings on right frame : 4 V 82
Nazi era slide with Nazi stamped barrel (32 cal.) rod & spring
Brown Leather holster - nazi stamp inside flap, letters & numbers partially legible - Line 1 RBN???
Line 2 - 0/12727????
1. What are the added markings on right frame?
2. The gun doesn't load bullets (380 FMJ) in the chamber correctly. They hang up at an angle. Also, the slide doesn't seem to fully close. It seems like the top of the magazine interferes with the slide action? It does eject well, though.
3. Ballpark value - although not for sale i'd like to estimate an insured value.