Date my BRNO Model 4

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Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by mickyj » 29 Jan 2019, 7:39 pm

Guys,

I have inherited a Brno model 4 with 27.5 “ barrel and thick 45” overall. Serial no 3032x . Can anyone suggest a way to access a way of getting a fix on the date of manufacture?


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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by No1_49er » 29 Jan 2019, 7:54 pm

Two digits (year of proofing) should be stamped on the rear of the barrel, and the front of the receiver ring, left hand side. They could be considered to be adjacent to each other. Normally just above the edge of the stock.
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by Chappo » 29 Jan 2019, 8:27 pm

49er is right but It could be hidden by the stock. Not too sure about the factory stock options for these but every time I’ve seen pictures of 3’s and 4’s they are wearing fancy benchrest stocks.
From memory the 4’s were a short production run of only about ten years, mid 50’s to mid 60’s
My guess is 1959
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by No1_49er » 29 Jan 2019, 9:14 pm

Mine was dated 1950.
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by mickyj » 29 Jan 2019, 9:20 pm

No1_49er wrote:Two digits (year of proofing) should be stamped on the rear of the barrel, and the front of the receiver ring, left hand side. They could be considered to be adjacent to each other. Normally just above the edge of the stock.



Cool, checked just then and it says “58”. no way does it look that old. I have a model 2 1968 and looks heaps older. But thanks guys .
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by Oldbloke » 14 Jul 2019, 1:41 pm

Any pics?
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by pomemax » 14 Jul 2019, 10:00 pm

* Model 1: .22 LR, 22.75 in barrel, 3-leaf (tri-leaf) sight, 5 shot lip mag., checkered pistol, 6lbs, mfg. 1946-1957. (many have 2 way
adjustable triggers, but not all. Safety is similar but slightly different to modern ZKM-452's)

** Model 2: similar to model 1, with checkered deluxe walnut stock.

** Model 3: .22 LR, target rifle model with 27.5" heavy barrel, adj click target sights, 5 shot clip mag, plain target style stock with
large swivel mounts, 9.5 lbs. Mfg. 1949-1956 (adjustable triggers)


** Model 4: similar to Model 3, except has improved trigger design & safety. Mfg. 1957-1973

** Model 5: similar to Model 1, except has the improved trigger design & safety. Mfg. 1957-1973
In Europe the firearms are generally proofed at the time of manufacture.Firearms were sometimes re-proofed when coming out of long storage as surplus for resale.
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by mickyj » 14 Jul 2019, 11:37 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Any pics?



no not yet I will take some and Puy them up in a day or so.
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by Jeff » 15 Jul 2019, 9:26 pm

Are the model 4 any good of the bench
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Post by mickyj » 15 Jul 2019, 9:43 pm

Jeff wrote:Are the model 4 any good of the bench


In a word yes. Mine is good. But what do I know?
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Post by Jeff » 15 Jul 2019, 9:52 pm

Thinking of buying one that's in very good condition, for 25 to 50 yard targets
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Post by mickyj » 17 Jul 2019, 7:31 am

Jeff wrote:Thinking of buying one that's in very good condition, for 25 to 50 yard targets


I am taking a few pics this weekend when I have time to scratch myself and will put up on the thread
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by mickyj » 08 Aug 2019, 4:02 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Any pics?


Took me longer than i thought it would to take some pics..

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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by Jeff » 23 Aug 2019, 4:12 pm

mickyj wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:Any pics?


Took me longer than i thought it would to take some pics..

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What ammo are you using
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Post by mickyj » 23 Aug 2019, 11:26 pm

Jeff wrote:
mickyj wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:Any pics?


Took me longer than i thought it would to take some pics..

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What ammo are you using


nothing special mainly subsonic or standard .22lr.
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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by bigfellascott » 24 Aug 2019, 9:06 am

Looks nice MJ :thumbsup: Looks like a Beech Stock on it too. Got a Model 2 with a Beech stock on it in the Hogsback with Snarbel forend, it's a great little hunting outfit.

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Re: Date my BRNO Model 4

Post by mickyj » 24 Aug 2019, 11:05 am

Very bloody nice !!!
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Post by bigfellascott » 24 Aug 2019, 1:42 pm

mickyj wrote:Very bloody nice !!!


Cheers Mick, you wouldn't have thought so when I first bought it (new) it had this god awful dark chocolate brown stain on it and one day for whatever reason (can't remember why now) I decided to sand it back and there you have the end result, I also rubbed heaps of veggie oil into it from memory (can't remember what type) and all manner of other oil into it over the years (I just use whatever I have floating around and that's the end result. :D

She's a ripper little hunting rifle, nice and light and just works, my youngest daughter has already said it's hers and it will be, she loves using it as much as I do, its just the perfect little bunny rifle I reckon. :drinks:

Cheers mate and I hope you get as much pleasure out of yours as I have over the years.
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