Czechoslovakian Model VZ23 Mauser "Long" Bayonet
(aka Czechoslovakian Model VZ24 "Long" Bayonet)
This is a knife bayonet used from the period of about 1923 into and through WWII; it
was designed to fit the Czech version of the K98 German Mauser. According to Janzen,
"These bayonets were utilized by Lithuania, Iran, and South America" as well as Czechoslovakia.
View of typical Czech Mauser Bayonet, out of scabbard; blade length ~11-5/8"; OAL ~16-7/8".|
View of typical Czech bayonet markings, "CSZ" stamped on blade ricasso and scabbard frog stud.
"CSZ" is for "Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka" or "Czechoslovakian Arms Factory."
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