ZH-29 Automatic rifle
|Place of origin||Czechoslovakia|
|Used by||Republic of China
|Weight||4.5 kg (9.9 lb)|
|Length||1,150 mm (45 in)|
|Barrel length||545 mm (21.5 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated, tilting bolt|
|Feed system||5, 10 or 20-round box magazine|
The ZH-29 was a semi-automatic rifle developed in Czechoslovakia during the late 1920s and used by Chinese National Revolutionary Army. The ZH-29 is one of the first successful self-loading rifles in service.
The ZH-29 is a gas-operated service rifle with a locking system similar to that which would be later used in the Sturmgewehr 44. The most distinctive feature is that the barrel is offset at a slight angle to the receiver. The rifle uses an aluminum barrel jacket.
- Springfield Armory page on the ZH-29 (SPAR item 3633) quoting from Walter, John. RIFLES OF THE WORLD. 3rd Edition. Krause Publications. Iola, Wi. 2006
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- "Rifle 7.92 mm Automatic ZH 29". REME Museum of Technology. The Corps of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
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