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*WWII Czechoslovakian ZK-391 Prototype Semi-Auto Rifle RARE!

8mm caliber, 21.75" barrel, S/N 117. Blue finish, receiver marked on left side Waffenwerke, Brunn, A.G.; top of receiver marked FUOCO, SICURA for "FIRE/SAFE;" also marked  ZK 391, No.0117. Walnut stocks, removable flash hider, rear sight graduated 1-9 on right side of leaf, left graduated in 1/2's to 10. Sling swivel and band on left side. Buttplate has a sliding trapdoor and the 3-piece cleaning rod is present. Quick release for magazine spring, follower, and box; bolt is released by pulling the trigger.

Condition:Excellent condition with an excellent bore. The gun retains ca 98% original blue finish and the stocks are near excellent with only a couple of minor dings. The consignor states that her father confiscated this rifle from a German officer in Czechoslovakia during WWII.  It was then taken from him by his superior officers and he was told the U.S. government wanted to study the gun. After several months it was returned to him and awarded as a war trophy.  It has been in his private collection ever since and now is presented to the market for the first time. The Czechs were trying to develop a viable semi-automatic rifle before WWII and this gun was produced prior to the war. This is a rare opportunity to own a unique piece of history.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$17,250
10/23/2013

 

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