Pistole vz. 22

pistole vz. 22
Type Pistol
Place of origin  Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1921—45?
Used by  Czechoslovakia
 Nazi Germany
Slovakia Slovakia
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Josef Nickel
Manufacturer Zbrojovka Brno
Produced 1921—24
Weight 0.634 kilograms (22.4 oz)
Barrel length 87 millimetres (3.4 in)

Cartridge 9×17mm
Action recoil
Muzzle velocity 300 metres per second (980 ft/s)
Effective firing range 50 metres (55 yd)
Feed system 8-round Magazine
Sights Fixed 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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