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Vz. 33

Summary
The puška vz. 33 ("rifle model 1933", sometimes referred to as krátká puška vz. 33 – "short rifle model 33") was a Czechoslovak bolt-action carbine that was based on a Mauser-type action, designed and produced in Československá zbrojovka in Brno during the 1930s in order to replace the obsolete Mannlicher vz. 1895 carbines of the Czechoslovak četnictvo (gendarmerie). The manufacturer's designation was vz. 16/33 (model 16/33). Another version, the Vz. 12/33, was also produced for the Latin American market. Design The design of the Vz. 12/33 was partially based on the Mauser Musketon M12, produced by Steyr prior to World War I but this carbine was also mostly a shortened version of the standard Czechoslovak Army vz. 24 rifle. The action was a "small ring" design similar to that found on the German Karabiner 98AZ issued during World War I. As the name implies, the receiver ring is of slightly smaller diameter than the standard Model 98 action, intended to lighten the weapon at
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