Military Wiki
pistole vz. 24
Type Pistol
Place of origin  Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1924—?
Used by  Czechoslovakia
 Nazi Germany
Slovakia Slovakia
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer František Myška
Manufacturer Česká zbrojovka Strakonice, Bormische Waffenfabrik (Under German Occupation)
Produced 1923—38
Number built 189,000+
Weight 0.67 kilograms (24 oz)
Length 155 millimetres (6.1 in)
Barrel length 90.5 millimetres (3.56 in)
Height 125 millimetres (4.9 in)

Cartridge 9×17mm
Action recoil
Muzzle velocity 300 metres per second (980 ft/s)
Effective range 50 metres (55 yd)
Feed system 8-round Magazine
Sights Fixed front blade, drift-adjustable notch rear

The pistole vz. 24 was the standard Czech Army pistol of the inter-war period. It was an improved version of the pistole vz. 22, which had been licensed from Mauser. Slovakia seized over ten thousand vz. 24s when it declared its independence from Czechoslovakia in March 1939.[1] The vz. 24 was succeeded in production by a simplified version chambered in .32 ACP, the vz. 27.


  1. Kliment and Nakládal, p. 117


  • Kliment, Charles K.; Nakládal, Bretislav (1997). Germany's First Ally: Armed Forces of the Slovak State 1939—1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. ISBN 0-7643-0589-1. 

External links

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).