CZ 38

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CZ 38 - 9×17mm Browning Short

The CZ 38 was developed for the Czech army and was made from 1939 to 1945. Chambered in 9×17mm Browning Short (.380 ACP) it is a Double-Action-Only (DAO) pistol. When the contract was fulfilled, the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia and the pistols went to the Wehrmacht without proofing. The barrel is attached to the frame by a hinge, allowing for easy disassembly. The design was not necessarily very popular, but the construction to dismount is notable. It seems that the tilting barrel was sometimes known as "self"-dismounting when pulled out of the holster.

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Specifications

(1939 - 1945)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x17 mm Browning Short (.380 ACP)
  • Weight: 925 g
  • Length:
  • Barrel length(s): 121 mm
  • Capacity: 9
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The CZ 38 pistol can be seen in the following films used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Silent Barricade Jaroslav Marvan Patrolman Brucek 1949
Fever Mounts at El Pao Gérard Philipe Ramón Vázquez 1959
Fever Mounts at El Pao María Félix Inés Rojas 1959
The Assassination (Atentát) Radoslav Brzobohatý 1st Lt. Král 1964
Rudolf Jelínek Sgt. Strnad
Ladislav Mrkvicka Sgt. Vyskocil
Jirí Kodet sgt. Tousek
Czechoslovak paratroopers, SOE instructors
A Game without Rules (Hra bez pravidel) Jan Tríska Duda 1966
A Game without Rules (Hra bez pravidel) Svatopluk Matyás Málek 1966
Penicka & Paraplícko Bohuslav Cáp Prague police officer 1970
Adelheid Jan Vostrcil Strm. SNB Hejna 1970
Hot Winter (Horká zima) Bronislav Krizan 1st Lt. Fišera 1973
Hot Winter (Horká zima) A partisan 1973

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Mission: Impossible Steven Hill Daniel Briggs "Pilot" (S01E01) 1966
Mission: Impossible Peter Lupus Willy Armitage "Pilot" (S01E01) 1966
Mission: Impossible Barbara Bain Cinnamon Carter "Pilot" (S01E01) 1966
Mission: Impossible Todd Martin Father "A Spool There Was" (S01E09) 1966
The Sinful People of Prague Milan Kindl Valínek alias "Fat Venca" "Malý a velký vrah" 1968-70
Midsomer Murders Steve Oram Nathan Tonev "The Incident at Cooper Hill" (S18E02) 2016


See Also

  • CZ - A list of all firearms manufactured by CZ.



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