Pistole vz. 22

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pistole vz. 22
Place of originCzechoslovakia
Service history
In service1921—45?
Used by Czechoslovakia
 Nazi Germany
Slovakia Slovakia
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerJosef Nickel
ManufacturerZbrojovka Brno
Mass0.634 kilograms (22.4 oz)
Barrel length87 millimetres (3.4 in)

Cartridge.380 ACP
Muzzle velocity300 metres per second (980 ft/s)
Effective firing range50 metres (55 yd)
Feed system8-round Magazine
SightsFixed front blade, drift-adjustable notch rear

The pistole vz. 22 was the first Czech Army pistol of the inter-war period. It was a licensed version of the Mauser Model 1914 pistol produced in small numbers. Slovakia seized over seven thousand vz. 22s when it declared its independence from Czechoslovakia in March 1939.[1]


  1. ^ Kliment and Nakládal, p. 116


  • Kliment, Charles K.; Nakládal, Bretislav (1997). Germany's First Ally: Armed Forces of the Slovak State 1939—1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. ISBN 0-7643-0589-1.

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