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50 year old Brno 22

Post by herb » Sat May 02, 2020 8:20 pm

Sharing some pics of an old Brno 22, manufactured in 1969. Not bad for its age.

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It has the original 1960's metal magazine that sits flush with the action.
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Here is the link to some of my other Brno/CZ 22's that I posted earlier where you can see the magazine not sitting flush in the newer models.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by sourabhsangale » Sat May 02, 2020 9:51 pm

What must be the market price of this ?

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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by Vikram » Sun May 03, 2020 12:35 am

Herb,

Lovely little rifle. Juxtaposed to the big thumper, the contrast brings out its lines well. Good to see you posting again.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by ckkalyan » Sun May 03, 2020 1:42 am

Many thanks for sharing herb, absolutely drool-worthy, and in stunning condition!

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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by timmy » Sun May 03, 2020 2:49 am

Not bad for its age, Herb? Not bad for any age! Good taste is always welcome, including your attractive Brno! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by herb » Tue May 05, 2020 12:05 am

sourabhsangale wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 9:51 pm
What must be the market price of this ?
Not sure about the prices in India. These gun are not made anymore or imported into India so prices depend on availability and what the seller is asking. I am assuming you could get one for Rs. 75000.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by herb » Tue May 05, 2020 12:09 am

Vikram wrote:
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Herb,

Lovely little rifle. Juxtaposed to the big thumper, the contrast brings out its lines well. Good to see you posting again.
Thanks Vikram. Very correct, the Brno 22's are sweet handling compared to the big bores. I have a BRNO 602/CZ 550 in .416 Rigby and the handling characteristics are very different, but that is expected by the very nature of what they are trying to accomplish.

Was caught up in a bunch of other things but glad to be back.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by marksman » Tue May 05, 2020 6:16 pm

Hey Herb,
I too have a Brno Mod.2 built in 1972 and strangely Micro grooved which I realized after purchasing. Incidentally I also have Brno 602 (not CZ) in cal .375 H&H magnum with German Jena fixed power scope sitting on original Brno Manufactured rail mounts. This rifle also boasts of pop up receiver sight. Its a pleasure to show the pair off when ever the opportunity comes.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by Djanko » Sun May 10, 2020 7:12 am

Very well maintained, looks better than new guns.Must be tight to be able to maintain those looks (owner used only)😀

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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by VkiD » Tue May 12, 2020 9:12 am

herb wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 12:05 am
sourabhsangale wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 9:51 pm
What must be the market price of this ?
Not sure about the prices in India. These gun are not made anymore or imported into India so prices depend on availability and what the seller is asking. I am assuming you could get one for Rs. 75000.
No way you could get these guns for anywhere near Rs. 75000/- in India nowadays. A Brno Mod 2 in pristine condition will easily cost you upwards of Rs. 4 Lakh in today's market.

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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by marksman » Wed May 13, 2020 8:30 pm

Fellow Gun Nuts,
CZ too have brought an end to their famous CZ mode 550 rifles production in in March 2020. The worn tooling being one of the salient reasons and retooling the entire system was not profitable, the management concluded. Hence bye bye to Square Bridge Magnum size Mauser variant. Though I always preferred the original ZKKs. I guess they now come in collectors category and the actions are highly sought after for custom built rifles.
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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by Vikram » Wed May 13, 2020 10:07 pm

marksman wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:30 pm
Fellow Gun Nuts,
CZ too have brought an end to their famous CZ mode 550 rifles production in in March 2020. The worn tooling being one of the salient reasons and retooling the entire system was not profitable, the management concluded. Hence bye bye to Square Bridge Magnum size Mauser variant. Though I always preferred the original ZKKs. I guess they now come in collectors category and the actions are highly sought after for custom built rifles.
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Unfortunately, that is true. I wrote to them when I heard of it and they confirmed. I am actually surprised that they chose to discontinue the 550 series.

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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by Km82 » Tue May 19, 2020 11:23 am

Brno 22 is a very sturdy and accurate gun. The demand for this old is is very high in our place. Unless one is very lucky, it very hard to get one. Even those who have it is not willing to part away. Some few years back one of the gun dealer was demanding Rs 5 lacs for the gun.

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Re: 50 year old Brno 22

Post by alameinite » Wed May 20, 2020 6:33 am

A fun fact. The IOF 22, which costs approx 80k now, is a copy of Brno Mod 2.
And about the price part, no imported Brno goes for less than 2.5 Lakhs in India. Winchesters, BSAs are abundantly available though for far less.
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