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That's a very handsome rifle, Pete. I am jealous, really. I like the fold down rear sight blades. That ought to reach out and touch those hogs. :mrgreen:
 

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I dearly love the .375. But I have to say that the only rifle I'm close to "comfortable" shooting it in is my Model 70 Super Grade.... the Al Biesen designed stock does alot to control and disperse the recoil.

The Remington and Ruger guns in this caliber rooted out my molars.

One cool thing about .375's is that they seem to shoot to the same point of aim with most bullet weights from 235 grn to 300 grn. That make those fixed 'express' sights very usable....

Nice gun... Brno puts some good stuff togeather.....

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thank you .I would guess 99% of what I shoot out of this one will be cast loads.I cast a 375449 280 gr lfn gc and at 1800-1900 fps that would be just perfect of deer and hogs down here.I made the deal on this rifle with my best friend 2 years ago but just got it this week.deployments and retirement got in the way.I am glad it is home now.
range report soon.
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Pete,

Nice wood on that CZ ;) Is it stamped BRNO Factory on the receiver?
Any idea as to how old it is?

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I think my rifle was made in 92.CZ and brno were 2 different company's.
I can say the fit and finish on this rifle is very good.I got this rifle from a friend and he bought NIB.round count is very low maybe 2 boxes total :D .
and my buds thought I was nuts shooting coyotes with my 45/70 :lol: :lol:
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I found this looking around.

Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka

Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka was founded in 1918 in the city ofBrno, acquired Mauser's tooling to produce Model 98 rifles, and began production of M98 Mauser rifles. Its trademark was the letter "Z", inside a rifled bore. This trademark originally belonged to the Praga Zbrojovka whose assets were purchased by Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka in 1926. As Ceska Zbrojovka had the "lock" on Czech military pistol contracts, so Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka was the sole supplier of long arms to the Czech military.

Probably the most well known rifle produced by Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka is the Vz-24. WithGermany in general (and Mauser in particular) banned from producing military arms, Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka moved into the void and became one ofthe major exporters of small arms following World War I and during the inter-War years. Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka was also occupied during WWII, and produced rifles for the Third Reich under the manufacturer's code "dot". Oneoften ignored>fact is that the British BREN light machinegun is a Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka design, and was produced by the Royal Arms factory in England under license from Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka.

Folks frequently confuse the trademarks of these companies - a situation not helped by the fact the country code for Czechoslovakia isalso "CZ". The place-name "Brno" is also frequently misused as a company identifier. Possibly because few non-Czech speakers want to attempt to pronounce "Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka". But be that as it may, the name "Brno" came into such common usage that it was utilized as a product name after the Communist take-over of Czechoslovakia. Speaking of which, with the Communist take-over in the late 1940's both Ceska Zbrojovka and Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka ceased to exist, at least as we thinkof them as separate companies. Rather they became State owned manufacturing facilities ("Narodni Podnik", or "National Enterprise"). At this point it becomes unclear the degree to which commercial firearm markings indicate what factory was involved in the production of the firearm.

At some point the manufacturing facility in Brno was renamed to Zbrojovka Brno (Brno Arms). The manufacturing facility in Uhersky Brod became a member of the Zbrojovka Brno Narodni Podnik in 1965. At this point the firearms produced at Uhersky Brod were also marked (I won't say "used the trademark") "Brno". I think it's important to note here that while these were still physically different manufacturing facilities, both were a part of the same National Enterprise. That's an important distinction since what we, in a capitalistic society, think of as "companies" and "trade marks" either donot exist or have different meanings in a Socialist State.

With the deterioration and eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union, private enterprise again came to Czechoslovakia. The National Enterprise located at Uhersky Brod is once more "Ceska Zbrojovka", and appears to be well on the road to private ownership. It even has a new trademark; theoutline of a pistol in a circle.

Ceska Zbrojovka has an Internet site at http://www.czub.cz, and an office here in the States. The last address I have for their US office is: CZ USA; Building B, Unit 119; 1401 Fairfax Trafficway; Kansas City, KS 66115 (tel) 800/955-4486 or 913/321-1811 (fax) 913/321-2251 E-mail: [email protected]

As of 18 May, 1995, Zbrojovka Brno/Brno Arms was still in operation and producing fine shotguns, rifles, pistols, and airguns.Individual shareholders held 50.43% of its stock, with the remainder of itscapitalization provided by governmental entities. Reportedly, 40% of its production goes to 52 countries worldwide. To the best of my knowledge, Zbrojovka Brno does nothave either a US office or an Internet site. Zbrojovka Brno still uses theletter "Z" inside a rifled bore as its trademark.
 

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That is a fine looking rifle, I envy you guys being able to hunt hogs when ever you want.
 
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Pete,

My CZ 527 was made by BRNO Arms Factory.... Both markings are on the reciever on the left hand side....it's an early gun.

I'm wondering how your gun made in '92, is marked? Also wondering how your safety functions ~ move forward to put safety on? Is your front sight hood open at the top?

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Looks familiar. I thought BRNO and CZ were one and the same.

 

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Gizamo said:
Pete,

My CZ 527 was made by BRNO Arms Factory.... Both markings are on the reciever on the left hand side....it's an early gun.

I'm wondering how your gun made in '92, is marked? Also wondering how your safety functions ~ move forward to put safety on? Is your front sight hood open at the top?

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GIZ if you look by the barrel there will be a proof mark then 2 digits. that will tell what year it was made.mine was made in 1992 as 1882 they didn't make 375 H&H rifles :lol: :lol: .

pig,2 total different companies.look at your rifle and who imported it.mine was imported by MRI international not CZ usa.brno did make some of the smaller cal rifles for CZ.some of the best 22's ever made are brno's and sought after by collectors.I gave one to a friend on his return from Iraq as a gift.it was a brno MOD I.these are great rifles.

charlie,you know you need atleast a 45/70 for hogs in texas :lol: :lol: .

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A Guide for Brno Rim Fire Rifle Facts and Specifications
Rim Fire Bolt Action Rifles:
Dated by two digit number seen at left side forward receiver, behind barrel proof marks. Non dated receiver may indicate military contract firearm.Brno 451 (#1)
Bolt action operated, .22 long rifle chambering, Classic beech stock, straight comb, no checkering, Schnable fore end tip, front and rear sling swivels. Hooded front sight, integral barrel collar w/ 3 leaf folding rear sight (50 / 75 / 100 meter), in-line bolt shroud safety, 22 ¾” barrel. Oval shaped port, 16mm receiver sight rail, recessed magazine well. Weighing approximately 4 ¾ pounds, 41” overall. Manufactured 1946 - 1957.
Brno 451 – Ex
Premium model of above model, w/ 200 meter maximum tangent sliding rear sight. Grip checkering noted on some models.
Brno 452 (#2)
Same as #1 above w/ 23 ½” barrel (25” option early models), select Walnut stock (D models – Action Arms importer). Three gas escape holes in receiver / bolt were added, as well as squaring off receiver port for more chamber access. Safety operation altered to work perpendicular to right side. Some select few models noted to have 12 band rifling. Manufactured 1946 – 1957.
Brno 454
Training rifle for the vz.24 7.92 bolt rifle. Has full length beech stock, finger groove in fore end. Wood hand guard above, w/ single band and ‘H’ pattern nose cap. Military tangent sights.
Brno 468
Entry level / garden single shot bolt rifle. 14 ¼” pull beech stock w/ grooved stock butt and schnable fore end. Bolt pull rotary safety with sliding feed tray, case extractor (no ejector). Sourdough shaped windage adjustable front blade, simple screw elevation adjustable rear sight. Overall length 37 ¼” w/ a 20 ½” barrel. Weighs approximately 4 pounds. Manufactured 1948 – 1950. Often referred to as ‘Garden Gun’.
Brno 455-2
Hybrid Pre-production Brno #2 rifle. #1 rifle action and safety, with 200 meter adjustable tangent sight. Has plain Trainer stock. Imported by PW Arms – Redmont Washington.
Brno 455 (#3)
Heavy target beech target stock w/ thickened forearm band forward the magazine, no checkering (Early models have checkered pistol grip), and had a single adjustable trigger. Heavy 27 1/2” bull barrel w/ rear barrel rail for open micrometer sights. Wide loop sling swivels for target sling. Front sight had globe w/ inserts and rail bar mount mounted vernier micrometer peep sight option. Weighing 9 ½ pounds. Manufactured 1949 – 1956
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#3 Stecher Variation Same as above #3, with optional double (set) trigger w/ longer trigger guard. Due to possible litigation with Walther because of trigger design, most models of Stecher were destroyed to remove threat. Only 60 known models are known to exist. Manufactured 1949 – 1956.
Brno 456 (#4)
Same rifle design as #3, with wider, improved adjustable trigger design, heavy target full forearm, single trigger. Some rifles noted to have screw operated barrel tuner spring for more accuracy. Manufactured 1957 – 1973.
456 Brno #4 Model Variations
Many of these variations were imported only by Bohemia Arms, Fountain Valley California (1992 – 2000). Most (all?) were stocked with Beech stocks. Weights shown are without accessories.
ZKM 456 LK: Target .22 lr. . Full beavertail forearm. 27 ½” bull barrel, 45” o.a. 10 1/4 pounds.
ZKM 456 LUX MI: Sport (Turned down) 24 ¾” barrel, Sporter stock model, white liner at grip cap and buttpad. 6 3/4 pounds. Barrel mounted front sling swivel. 42 ½” o.a.
Approximately 300 units made.
ZKM 456 L: Sporter rifle similar to Lux Mi. 24 ¾” light barrel, 42 ½” o.a. 6 ¾ pounds.
ZKM 456 ST-MATCH: Adjustable cheekpiece / butt pad w/ flat forearm – stock design by AERON Brno. 10 pounds. 27 ½” bull barrel, 42 ½” o.a. Designed for 50 meter UIT target competition.
ZKM 456 Biathlon: Fitted with optical sights. 22 ¾” bull barrel, 41 3/8” o.a. 9 pounds. Designed for Biathlon target rifle competition.
 

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Please don't call me pig.
 
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Smaller and faster did the upper string? The CZ and BRNO are wonderful guns. Glad your having some fun times with yours. Ought to make a fine field gun...

So tell me, are you lookin' around for one or two more of these rifles? ;)

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.375 brno

GIZ if you look by the barrel there will be a proof mark then 2 digits. that will tell what year it was made.mine was made in 1992 as 1882 they didn't make 375 H&H rifles :lol: :lol: .

pig,2 total different companies.look at your rifle and who imported it.mine was imported by MRI international not CZ usa.brno did make some of the smaller cal rifles for CZ.some of the best 22's ever made are brno's and sought after by collectors.I gave one to a friend on his return from Iraq as a gift.it was a brno MOD I.these are great rifles.

charlie,you know you need atleast a 45/70 for hogs in texas :lol: :lol: .

pete
Thought you'd like to know that Brno .375 H&H were available in Africa in the 1970s and before. Also my 1957 Brno mod 2 .22 lr was identical to my friend's 1930s Mauser. Both makes were highly rated in that part of the world.
 
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