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#223242 - 03/26/11 07:17 AM Re: Gustav Tichy of Moravska Ostrava [Re: ellenbr]
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Some sources give the * accompanying the Nitro mark was used from 1952 to 1957 but most of the post 1957 CZ doubles show otherwise. Also it may be that the Brno facility was open as early as 1952 and possibly earlier. Folklore had it that it was supposed to have be transitioned to post WWII but I think it was a bit later. As of 2010 a figure of 160k arms per year were proofed at the Czech facility and I think that to include both Brno and Prague. But Gustav Tichy would have imported his wares thru the Prague proof facility. Hopefully in the very near future, maybe even today, indepth conversations with Gustav Tichy's heirs will shed some light on this maker, one of many craftsmen/firearms merchants who remains clouded in a vale of obscurity. For now and for me the sourcing lines are of the utmost interest but we may never know the whole truth. Would be nice if someone penned an article on all the conjecture surrounding the marks so that one could begin to attach a probability to the statement and source, huh??

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Raimey
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#223268 - 03/26/11 11:23 AM Re: Gustav Tichy of Moravska Ostrava [Re: ellenbr]
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Ingrid was kind enough to snap another image and it appears that the Prague proofhouse value is 1306g. So the difference would be 9 grams or about 1/3 oz. Another note is that the Belgians used units of Kg while the Austro-Hungarian folks used grams.



Also the mark just forward on the flats looks to be a "2/0" or something close. The tubeset knitter may have had the initials "AL"??

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Raimey
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#231308 - 06/06/11 09:16 AM Re: Gustav Tichy of Moravska Ostrava [Re: ellenbr]
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I was very pleased finding this thread and learning that there was so much interest about my Grandpa Gustav Tichy and his business. I am Georges, born in Saint-Raphael, France, in August 16th 1950.
I am visiting my brother Alexander. His daughter Ingrid lives close here, and she now owes a Gustav Tichy gun, which I had the privilege of holding for the first time. Very emotional.


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#231408 - 06/06/11 08:50 PM Re: Gustav Tichy of Moravska Ostrava [Re: ellenbr]
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Georges holding a Gustav Tichy offering, now owned by Ingrid, along with his older brother Alexander

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Raimey
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#231739 - 06/09/11 07:42 AM Re: Gustav Tichy of Moravska Ostrava [Re: ellenbr]
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More Tichy images:





Gustav Tichy, Alexander & Alex?

Gustav Tichy's shop was at Trida Ceskoslovenskych(&#269;s.) Leggii 148/14, Moravsk aOstrava, Czechoslovakia(Thanks Jani)( Avenue of the Czechoslovak Legion Nr. 14. ) when the example Ingrid owns was retailed.
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Raimey
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