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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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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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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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Georges holding a Gustav Tichy offering, now owned by Ingrid, along with his older brother Alexander

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More Tichy images:





Gustav Tichy, Alexander & Alex?

Gustav Tichy's shop was at Trida Ceskoslovenskych(čs.) 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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Hi guys, I'm from Czech republic and few years ago I got rifle which I didn't know who made it. After some reasearch I found Gustav Tichy to be the gunmaker. What was really bothering me was the lack of information you can get online about this gunmaker. So I decided to write an article about him and bring his legacy back. I have some info from archives in Ostrava and I talked to man whose father was friend with workers in Gustav Tichy factory. I exchanged also couple of emails with George Tichy who commented above. I would love to get in touch with Ingrid Tichy so if you have contact please tell her. I'm open to discussion and to share what I know, but I don't want to make it public before the article is published. So please contact me via email dagfunny2@gmail.com.

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I'll see if I can raise her. I have a loose connection to her as I believe she moved from Washington State to the Penal Colony of Georgia.

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Ingrid is well & has departed the Penal Colony of Georgia for greener pastures in Alaska? She is currently in DC & will contact you upon her arrival home.

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Awesome. She sent me an email and I replied her already. We will wait till she gets back so we can discuss what we know about Gustav Tichy. Once I have everything in one place I will post it in this thread for everyone who is interested. And thank you very much for help it is very appreciated.

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