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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (Romanian pronunciation: [korˈneliu ˈzele̯a koˈdre̯anu] (listen); born Corneliu Zelinski; September 13, 1899 – November 30, 1938), commonly known as Corneliu Codreanu, was a Romanian politician who was the founder and charismatic leader of the Iron Guard (also known as the Legionnaire movement), an ultranationalistic, antisemitic, Magyarophobic, and anti-gypsy organization active throughout most of the interwar period. Generally seen as the main variety of local fascism, and noted for its Romanian Orthodox-inspired revolutionary message, the Iron Guard grew into an important actor on the Romanian political stage, coming into conflict with the political establishment and democratic forces. The Legionnaires traditionally referred to Codreanu as Căpitanul ("The Captain"), and he held absolute authority over the organization until his death. He is on the list for 100 Greatest Romanians.
Codreanu, who began his career in the wake of World War I as an anticommunist and antisemitic agitator associated with A. C. Cuza and Constantin Pancu, was a co-founder of the National-Christian Defense League and assassin of the Iaşi Police prefect Constantin Manciu. Codreanu left Cuza to found a succession of far-right movements, rallying around him a growing segment of the country's intelligentsia and peasant population. Outlawed by successive Romanian cabinets on several occasions, his Legion assumed different names and survived in the underground, during which time Codreanu formally delegated leadership to Gheorghe Cantacuzino-Grănicerul. Following Codreanu's instructions, the Legion carried out assassinations of politicians it viewed as corrupt, including Prime Minister Ion G. Duca and his former associate Mihai Stelescu. Simultaneously, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu advocated Romania's adherence to a military and political alliance with Nazi Germany.
He registered his main electoral success during the 1937 suffrage, but was blocked out of power by King Carol II, who came to favor rival fascist alternatives around the National Christian Party and the National Renaissance Front. The rivalry between Codreanu and, on the other side, Carol and moderate politicians like Nicolae Iorga ended with Codreanu's imprisonment at Jilava and eventual assassination at the hands of the Gendarmerie. He was succeeded as leader by Horia Sima. In 1940, under the National Legionary State proclaimed by the Iron Guard, his killing served as the basis for violent retribution.
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu's views influenced the modern far-right. Groups claiming him as a forerunner include Noua Dreaptă and other Romanian successors of the Iron Guard, the International Third Position, and various neofascist organizations in Italy and other parts of Europe.
Every time I buy a rifle, I try to lie to myself "this is the last one". I went to a gun store this evening (Precise Shooter in Lynnwood, WA) and I could not resist not to buy another one. I purchased CZ 457 Deluxe in .22 WMR. I saw this rifle in the store and as soon as the store guy passed me...
Masterpiece Arms MPA 22LR rifle barrel for the CZ 457.
Taper: Straight 0.920"
Material: 416R Stainless
Asking $175. No trades, cash only. Meet up in the Everett area preferred.
Barrel is coming off a CZ 457 action. As always, have a gunsmith...
The CZ 457 LUX arrived a couple of days ago, and the optic one day later. I mounted the scope using a set of 11 mm base rings, but they were a bit too high and I didn't like how they fit on the little rail:
So, instead, I used a picatinny adapter that slides onto the 11 mm wide small rail...
Have shot, maybe, 50 rounds through it...it's practically new! Selling to fund some other ventures.
Including an extra 5-round magazine and a 10-round magazine, both from CZ, and the Skinner peep site. The Lux version boasts a gorgeous walnut stock. Description from the CZ website below images...
I thought I was pretty flush with guns, but look at this! I have a 453 in .17hmr with a set trigger and fluted barrel and have no use for this 457, but I'd sure like to have one!
***UPDATE - Rifle found a great home and unfortunately there are no additional models en route. If interested just send me a PM and I will request one for you and circle back when it is ready to ship in.
First person to order here: CZ-USA, 457 AT-One Varmint, Bolt Action, 22LR, 16.5" Cold...
CZ 457 Training Rifle, 22LR, 5+1rd, 24.8" barrel (SKU: 02300)
*Brand new. Never been fired. Factory warranty unused*
BEAUTIFUL Bavarian-style wood stock with zero blemishes!
Great first gun for beginners or parents teaching their kids.
Asking: $325 FIRM!! (NO TRADES PLEASE)
Willing to ship or...
CZ 457 American, .22LR, 5+1rd, 24.8" barrel (SKU: 02310)
*Brand new. Never been fired. Comes with factory warranty. Some minor blems on stock. (Please contact me for photos of blems.)*
Asking: $350 (NO TRADES PLEASE) MSRP: $496
*Willing to ship or meet in Portland/Vancouver metro areas...
CZ 457 Lux, 22LR, 5rd, 24.8" barrel (SKU: 02301)
*Brand new. Never been fired. Comes with factory warranty*
Asking: $400 (NO TRADES PLEASE) MSRP: $522
Willing to ship or meet in person in Portland/Vancouver metro areas. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING AND TRANSFER FEES!
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