View Full Version : questions about an old 22 hornet

07-29-2007, 01:27 PM
I just got a rifle from my brother. It is a bolt action 22 hornet that my dad got from my grandfather a long time ago. I learned to shoot on it and haven't held it since I was 18, over 10 years ago. I think my dad got it from him before I was born, I know he got it before I was 7 so it is at least 21 years old.

Hope someone can point me in the right direction to learn more about it, or perhaps someone here might know everything about it already. I tried searching the internet but cannot find any information that seems to relate to this rifle. I did find a link to what I assume is the modern equivelant but not exact, and that is the CZ 527 Lux and I found this site that really doesn't tell me anything, perhaps if I could read Czech? http://www.zbrojovkabrno.com/

The markings are (top of barrel) "Continental Arms Corporation New York". (On the left side of the bolt action) ZBROJOVKA BRNO NARODNI PODNIK 49 (very tiny #'s) ZKW 465 Made in Czechoslovakia 16540. It is chambered in 22 Hornet.

I don't really care about it's value but would be interested to know roughly what it is worth. Mostly I would just like to know more about it, it's age, how many were made and if it is possible to locate spare magazines for it.

It has a double trigger and iron sights with 3 range rear sight (100 yard permanent sight, 150 yard flip up and 200 yard flip up).





Not the best pictures, I can attempt to take better pictures of specific areas if it would help. Thank you.

07-29-2007, 04:25 PM
Try asking on this sire, I'm sure you will find a forum to discuss it.

11-23-2007, 09:12 PM
You have a highly desirable, classic old firearm probably manufactured in the late 40s or 50s. Spare magazines for this rifle are rare as hen's teeth. The overall length of the ZKM 465 is the same as the CZ 527. However, the action cut-out (the distance between the front and rear receiver bridges is shorter on the ZKW 465, making it look shorter than the CZ. The steel and machining on the old BRNOs are very good---noticeably better than the CZs from the mid 90s---although current production CZs are machined about as well as the ZKW 465. Your rifle appears pristine. That being the case, it is worth about $950.000, give or take a hundred. I had a rifle comparable to yours which I sold a couple of years ago for $950.00.

If you are interested in selling yours, please let me know.