bluebayou: Being the moderator on this site doesn't mean that I know all to end all and you may be perfectly correct. My thought is that if it's a VZ-24, or started life as a VZ-24 but then was factory re-worked at Preduze 44) then its a VZ-24 action with a newer barrel. I have a VZ/CZ 24-52. When I purchased the rifle I was told it was a VZ-24 that had been factory reworked at the Preduze 44 (factory) in 1952 and had been rebarrelled, but it was still a VZ-24 action.
I also have a VZ-24 WWII bring-back that has the same size action and barrel length as the 24/52.
I also have a M48A, which is a different critter. The bolt from the 48A is shorter than the VZ bolt and is not interchangable and vice-versa.
I'm thinking (hard enough to go for a 2nd cup of coffee) that possibly the Preduze kept the modle 24 moniker but I don't think they are the same action.
As for a 2nd opinion - I think I'm handsome...................Mikey.
The Czech 24, FN24 and the Yugo 24/47 are standard length actions. The Yugo 48 is a different rifle/action, it was built in 1948 using tooling left over from WWII and the action is shorter than a standard Mod 98 action but was and is still large enough for the 7.92 X 57 round. The Yugo is a reworked Czech action/rifle and bears the designation 24/47 meaning it was done after the war to the Czech mod 24 rifle in 1947. This info can be found in the book Model 98 Mausers or found on line in a search. JimP. ;D
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