Stocks were mostly solid (not laminated) beech with the German Kar 98k side sling attachments but no cleaning rod recess, and a German 'Kriegsmodell' type late-war buttplate with firing pin dismantling hole in the side.Examples produced after the Communist takeover in 1948 were marked 'Narodni Podnik'.
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In the late 1940s Iran's Taslihat-e Artesh (Arms Factories of the Army), popularly known as Mosalsal-sazi (the machine-gun factory), in Tehran started production of these Brno rifles.
The required machinery and manufacturing knowledge was provided to Iran through the industrial firm , which had a long history of cooperation with Iran. 24 as "Berno" and a short version under a licence from CZ.
FN and Mauser Oberndorf produced similar-length Model 98 variants, the latter designating it the "Standard-Modell'.
The thinking was, as with the British SMLE and US Springfield, that a short rifle gave away little in ballistic efficiency at combat ranges, but was easier to handle on account of its shorter length. The only way to identify the production location is by the serial number pattern and the VTLU code.
"vz." is an abbreviation for vzor, which translates as model; "24" represents the year of the design, 1924, and the rifle replaced the 98/22 Mauser that was in production before it. A Brno manufactured rifle would have a serial number as such: 1234 T3.
A Považská manufactured rifle would follow this pattern: A5 2345.
The action was identical except for markings, and the overall and barrel lengths were very similar. 24's straight bolt handle, different sling attachments, a solid walnut stock in place of the laminated stock of most Kar 98ks, a full length upper handguard instead of the Kar 98k's shorter item, and a minimum rear sight setting of 300 meters instead of 100 meters. all the way through "YR" represent different periods of manufacturing, no rifle with "ZR" has been found. 24's saw action in Ukraine, Bessarabia, and Stalingrad in the hands of Romanian Soldiers fighting for the Axis.
The G24(t) produced under German control progressively gained some during World War II. 24s have a letter followed by an "R" in the serial number; for example SR 1XXX. The Czechs made 25,000 rifles for each period roughly totaling 625,000 Romanian vz. It was not until 1944 that -type Mauser continued after the end of the war. 98N, it served until around 1952 as the service rifle for the post-war Czechoslovak forces, and was extensively exported.
The Germans designated it Gewehr 24(t) ('t' being the national origin designator tschechoslowakisch, the German word for 'Czechoslovak'; such national origin designators were German practice for all foreign weapons taken into service).