ZH-29 Automatic rifle
|Place of origin||Czechoslovakia|
|Used by||See Users|
|Weight||4.5 kg (9.9 lb)|
|Length||1,150 mm (45 in)|
|Barrel length||545 mm (21.5 in)|
|Action||Gas, Side Swinging Bolt|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
|Feed system||5/10/25 Round Box Magazine|
The ZH-29 was a semi-automatic rifle developed in Czechoslovakia during the late 1920s and used by Chinese military forces. The ZH-29 is one of the first successful self-loading rifles in service.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The ZH-29 is a gas operated service rifle with a locking system similar to that which would be later used in the Sturmgewehr 44. The most distinctive feature is that the barrel is offset at a slight angle to the receiver.
Users[edit | edit source]
- Nazi Germany
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Springfield Armory page on the ZH-29 (SPAR item 3633) quoting from Walter, John. RIFLES OF THE WORLD. 3rd Edition. Krause Publications. Iola, Wi. 2006
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to ZH-29 rifle.|
- Popenker, Maxim. "ZH-29 rifle (Czechoslovakia)". Modern Firearms. World Guns. http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl23-e.htm. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
- "Rifle 7.92 mm Automatic ZH 29". REME Museum of Technology. The Corps of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/collections_view.aspx?id=152. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
- McCollum, Ian. "Czech ZH29 rifle". ForgottenWeapons.com. http://www.forgottenweapons.com/early-semiauto-rifles/czech-zh29-rifle/. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
- "Czech ZH29 early semiauto rifle". ForgottenWeapons.com. June 7, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5dyjhcxGMI. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
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