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Old 03-02-2020, 12:32 PM
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I like old school target rifles (center and rimfire) and old military rifles.

Last weekend I won a BRNO no.4 rifle at an online auction. Looks like it is good shape.














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Old 03-02-2020, 12:49 PM
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Wonderful Rifle. Beautifully built and extremely accurate.
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:20 PM
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Nice catch, good looking rifle with a great reputation. Need a range report, Larry
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:36 PM
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I got several rifles at one of those "300 gun" online auctions. Expecting them to arrive sometime this week and will post more detailed pictures and a range report.
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:56 PM
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I wanted one back in the Commie days, when they weren't imported. China made more or less exact copies of the hunting rifle, not the target rifle, and I owned a couple in the past. They were cheap when they first came out, back in the 80s, and you could find them at gunshows for $75, IIRC. They had very ugly refrigerator-white stocks, I guess a native Chinese wood. We used to refer to them as "Chinos." No plastic on them except the butt plate. The two I owned were accurate, but a friend of mine's gun was awful. I stained the stocks on mine.

I did get a Brno Fox .22 Hornet through a brief loophole that allowed them to be imported. It was a good rifle after bedding, but the Commie wood work and fit and finish was disappointing. The current CZs, after the Communist party, are better.
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Old 03-02-2020, 03:23 PM
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NICE rifle. Always liked them, and yours looks like an excellent example, and I bet it will shoot.

Gene L - Below is one of the Chinese (Norinco) BRNO copies you are talking about. Picked it up in the early 80's, and it actually was a nice rifle - accurate and reliable. Something like $75.00 new, if I remember right.

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I had one for 10 yrs and sold it last yr at gunshow. Put a 16x scope on it. It was my backyard squirrel rifle with win cb's.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:37 PM
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I had one for 10 yrs and sold it last yr at gunshow. Put a 16x scope on it. It was my backyard squirrel rifle with win cb's.
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That is a very nice one.

I’m on the look out for one also. I just have a Model 1 made in 1950. I got it from Numrich @ 30 some years ago. They used to send out flyers to FFL customers when they had a few firearms to sell. (It was $95.00 and well worth it.)

It was a training rifle and unfortunately I removed the decals and painted Czech writing on the stock by refinishing it. But it finished great. The blueing is still perfect and deep.

I think all CZ’s are as extremely well made as they are accurate. Well, at least the “older” ones anyway.

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Old 03-03-2020, 02:56 PM
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The rifle shot great with cci std and wolf match. I used to put dimes on the copy machine and make targets. Only had a 25 yd range, but it would tear the heart out of that dime target. The win cb's would group well under 20yds, but that was about it. Also had some occasional flyers. I got a ultra lux 28" bbl and move the scope over to it. Now using cci quiet segmented that really group well. Min of squirrel.

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Thats either the world's largest squirrel, or the world's smallest watermelon.
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The rifle shot great with cci std and wolf match. I used to put dimes on the copy machine and make targets. Only had a 25 yd range, but it would tear the heart out of that dime target. The win cb's would group well under 20yds, but that was about it. Also had some occasional flyers. I got a ultra lux 28" bbl and move the scope over to it. Now using cci quiet segmented that really group well. Min of squirrel.

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Old 03-05-2020, 08:07 PM
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Thanks, guys!

The rifles that I got at the auction all arrived at my FFl yesterday and all of them look great. The BRNO model 4 was in particularly nice shape and came in its original box. It honestly looks like it has never been fired, as does a Model 70 target rifle that I got at the same auction.

I'll take some better pictures when the 10 day "cooling off" period is over.
But here is a pic of the "bits" included with the rifle.


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Very nice. I really like the sights on it.
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:50 PM
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Well, Hell. I was looking through the manual and this dropped out...

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The CZ-452 evolved out of the BRNO rifles. Here is mine with original BRNO aperture sights:

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I had one of the NOrincl copies, and modified the stock, worked over the safety that was so hard to move you almost couldn't, re-crowned the muzzle, and put a small scope on it. Was a fun project back about 25 years ago. It shot great especially with "hot" ammo. There was a time when you could get Winchester Aussie that was about 1400 fps, and it loved it. Somewhere I still have about a half a brick of that, but the rifle went to auction a couple years ago.
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The CZ-452 evolved out of the BRNO rifles. Here is mine with original BRNO aperture sights:

Great looking rifle, Jay
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Thanks, Calfed!

Its a stock Military Trainer model with beechwood stock. It needs a bit of trigger work, a bit gritty. I need to get it out to the range soon.
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JayFramer, if you have not been there, go over to Rimfirecentral and look under the CZ/Brno section. THose guys can tell you how to take the gritty out of that trigger. Cheap and easy.
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Finally mounted a scope on my Model 4 and will report the results. I used a DIP rail for the mount...





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