Short rifle (carbine) vz. 33 (factory designation vz. 16/33) was designed for ms. local choir as a replacement for the outdated austrian karabinu Mannlicher vz. 1895.
The design comes from the Musketonu vz. 12/33, produced for Brazil. This is a repeating rifle with odsuvným by the conclusion of the system of the Mauser, with the three support-jointed. The hubs are served from the central, double-breasted, neodnímatelné mailbox, stuffed using nábojového tape. The mechanism of the weapon is virtually identical to the military rifle vz. 24 to substitute some of the parts (the conclusion is even replaceable as a whole).
Differences from vz. 24 are the following:
*- vz. 33 is about 105 mm shorter,
*- the barrel is shorter by 100 mm,
*- weight decreased by 0.6 kg,
*- cocking handle is bent down with the hollow bullet,
*- the branding looks 50-1000 m, division after 50m (for vz. 24 100-2000 m, division after 100m),
*- relief grooves on the barrel and a housing end (hidden under the stock),
*- the lightening holes inside předpažbí and in hlavišti rifle (it is also used to store dry),
*- different carrier flies,
*- different shape lučíku (for vz. 33 "plumper" with the thinner front úponou),
*- strengthening of the bottom fixing sleeve of the pen (for vz. 24 cross-pin),
*- belt loops supporting a strap placed just below (for vz. 24 were down and on the left side – is valid only on vz. 24 ms. army, weapons for the Wehrmacht should fasten the strap according to the German standard),
*- vytěrák a long of just 25 cm, diameter 5 mm (for vz. 24 length 37 cm, diameter 6 mm)
*- muzzle velocity of about 40 m/s lower,
*- collecting. shortened by 15 mm,
*- the handle of the. shortened by 20 mm, a blade of 45 mm.
Manufacturer – Zbrojovka Brno
Calibre – 7,92 mm
Hub – 7,92 mm Mauser (today according to C.I.P. known as 8x57JS)
Length of no. – 995 mm
Length with bodákem – 1305 mm
The length of the barrel – 490 mm
The weight of the without. – 3,35 kg (according to some sources 3,48 kg)
Weight with bodákem – 3,754 kg
The capacity of the reservoir – 5 rounds
Visor – adjustable, with cejchováním 50-1000 m, divide by 50 m
Muzzle velocity – 820 m/s
The number of grooves bore – 4
Climb of a bore – 240 mm
A sense of pitch – right
Rifle vz. 33 is produced in the brno armaments manufacturer since 1934. Year of end of production I so far could find, any information welcome. A total of were produced 25300 arms vz. 33.
Rifle vz. 33 were labelled according to the then standards. On the left side of the receiver was the designation:
MS. ZBROJOVKA AKC. SPOL. IN BRNO
On edison the receiver was above Czech lion with Slovak emblem on its chest. On the left side of the sleeve, then the serial number (four digits and the letter) and over it the acceptance mark (E lion tamarin and the last two digits of the year). On the right side of the hlaviště rifle has been placed circular marking plate, on which was at the bottom of the serial number of the rifle and in the upper part, a designation of the user (the numerous – Gendarmerie, or FS – Financial guard).
After the occupation and the proclamation of the Slovak štátu has been on both sides of the river Moravia ordered the removal of all symbols of the common ms. state. In the newly established Protectorate was from the breast of the lion removed (mostly vydůlčíkováním) Slovak character, sometimes then even a whole lion. Slovakia was the lion removed the entire (again, důlčíkem) and rozklepnuta was also the letters "MS" in the name of the gun factory. The incidence of rifles vz. 33 with preserved lion on edison of the housing is therefore very, very rare.
In 1941 on the basis of the short rifles (carbines) vz. 33 formed rifle G 33/40, designed for mountain infantry of the German Wehrmacht.
From the original vz. 33 differs as follows:
*- about 5 mm greater length,
*- shorter předpažbí,
*- longer collecting.,
* the consolidation of the carrier belt according to the German standard,
*- the higher the lug butts (that is why the gun about 5 mm longer),
*- protective plate on the left side of the hlaviště butts,
*- other chránítko flies.
Until the end of production in 1942 was made 131403 rifles G 33/40.
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