These rifles were produced from 1930 to
1939 at the FB Radon factory with a total production of
about 264,300. This rifle is in excellent condition
with a deep blue remaining on the metal. The buttstock was
laminated (typical) and the glue joint shows but is solid.
The bore is excellent. There are no import marks. The crest
and factory marks have been removed and by judging from the
serial numbers on the bottom of the barrel and receiver, it
was renumbered, probably when it had the receiver markings
removed. All of the inspection marks on the wood have been
removed as well. I was told that these 'scrubbed' rifles had
the markings removed and were then sold to the Franco forces
during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
Here is a little history on these
The wz.29 rifle was based on the old wz.98 rifle, but
with a shortened stock and barrel, stronger alloys for the
receiver and barrel, a reinforced chamber, and increased
dimensional tolerance in the action, allowing for easy
interchangeability of parts. There were two versions of the
rifle: Infantry models had straight bolt handles, while
cavalry models had curved handles. Since both variations
used the same stock, infantry models had a cutout in the
stock for the curved handle.
Production of the new weapons began in 1930 at the National
Arms Factory in Radom. Despite the production of wz. 98a
long rifles beginning in 1936, wz.29 production continued
until September 1939, with a total of approximately 264,000
rifles produced, including rifles produced for export to
Spain and Afghanistan.
During the September
Campaign, wz.29 rifles were used by the Polish Army in
the defense of Poland, against German troops using the
98k. After the defeat of Poland, they were used by the
guerrillas of the Polish
Underground. Captured wz.29 rifles were also used by
the Wehrmacht as
the Gewehr 298 (p).
This gun must be
shipped to a FFL or C&R holder or can purchased in person.
I will not ship to any
place this is banned. Know your laws.