ZH-29 file photo [9943]

ZH-29 Rifle

Country of OriginCzechoslovakia
TypeRifle
Caliber7.920 mm
Length1,150.000 mm
Barrel Length545.000 mm
Weight4.500 kg

Contributor:

ww2dbaseZH-29 semi-automatic rifles were designed by Vaclav Holek in the early 1920s. Significant quantities were exported to China and used in the subsequent struggle with Japan, while some of them were captured after the German annexation of Czechoslovakia and used in the field.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Last Major Revision: Apr 2010

Photographs

Chinese soldier with Czech-made ZH-29 rifle and German-style helmet, date unknown




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
15 Mar 2011 01:52:06 AM

It is a mistake, look carefully!!!! That chinese soldier does not have on his shoulder a ZH-29 rifle!!! It is a czech ZB-26 LIGHT MACHINE GUN!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Sep 2012 07:23:44 PM

FILE PHOTO: SHOWS A CHINESE SOLDIER PROFILE SHOULDERING A ZH-29 RIFLE. THIS WEAPON WAS A GAS-OPERATED, AIR COOLED, 25 ROUND MAGAZINE FED RIFLE, THAT USED THE 7.92x57 MAUSER OR THE 7x57 MAUSER ROUND. LIKE ALL CZECH WEAPONS SOME WERE USED BY THE GERMANS HOWEVER, DURING THE OCCUPATION ZH-29 PRODUCTION FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER WAS NEVER RESUMED. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CZECH ZB-26 LIGHT MACHINE GUN, CLICK ON PHOTO OF CHINESE SOLDIER W/HEMET

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