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bumthum

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VZ-52
« on: July 11, 2008, 01:56:29 PM »
I bought this from Gunbroker over the winter... it was my first VZ...  Anyway, it was covered with Rhinoliner (Century Tacticool Finish), so I stripped it down (a little at a time) fixed the cracked stock (had to grind down some stainless wood screws Century had used to "fix" it), applied putty, stained and then two coats of Shellac and I think it turned out pretty nice.  I even left some of the markings put on the stock (I assume by the Czechs) around the stock damage and on the butt.




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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 02:05:44 PM »
Nice Rifle.
Excellent repair Job I can hardly tell where the crack was.

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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 07:16:42 PM »
Very nice.  How does the barrel look?
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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 07:58:19 PM »
Wow, that is really nice.  I thought a VZ-52 (CZ-52) was a PISTOL?

What caliber is the rifle, and WHERE can I get one?  How much can you get them for?

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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 07:59:36 PM »
The VZ-52 was 7.62x45, but was changed to 7.62x39 like the AK and SKS. 

I too would like to know where I can get one...pretty friggin sweet!
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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008, 08:58:47 AM »
Examples arsenal rechambered for 7.62x39 (VZ-52/57?)  typically sell for several times as much as a regular VZ-52 (7.62x45).  Ammo and good condition stocks are probably the toughest things to find for these weapons.
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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008, 05:04:41 PM »
I got plenty of ammo many years ago from a brother who couldn't use it.  Mine is the original 7.62X41 Czech round.  I think the 7.62X39 version was called VZ-52/57 or something like that.  Most of the 7.62X39 rifles were made that way.  Some, which were chambered for the Czech round, we brought into the U.S. and people would lock tight a chambered adapter which allowed them to fire 7.62X39 out of the original gun.  I am not sure how safe these adaptors are, the rifles chambered from the beginning for 7.62X39 fetch close to $1000 these days, whereas 7.62X41 like mine go for $250~$400 depending.  The VZ cost me right around $325 by the time it was all said and done.  They show up at gun shows and on Gunbroker.  My bore looks very good... not pitting... light wear.
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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 07:35:37 PM »
Nice looking rifle. Very interesting....
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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2008, 08:25:19 PM »
Good job!

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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 02:59:49 PM »
Here are some pics of my vz 52/57
This is the version of the vz chambered for the 7.62 x 39 round. It also has a chrome lined barrell.




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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 05:28:48 PM »
There was a guy on gunbrokers selling he insert to convert the 7.62x45 to 7.62x39. I bought one last year. When the old ammo is gone I intend to use the converter.
 BTW nice lookin gun :lol:

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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008, 05:51:02 PM »
The VZ52 rifles are great shooters and the 7.62x45 round seems very accurate in my rifle.  One of my best milsurp shooters.  The original wood finish is a funky mottled green and brown/black and the metal a light grey phosphate color.  The folding flat blade bayonet is a nice touch.  The Czech's had all proprietary weapons (CZ52, VZ52, VZ58 etc.) compared to the other combloc countries who all followed the soviet lead for the moast part..., AK, Tokarev & Makarov pistol, SKS etc.






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Re: VZ-52
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2008, 09:04:03 AM »
You know...  I had forgotten about this thread, but I still have not gotten out to shoot my VZ.  Guess I will have to correct that soon.

Sheeple-eater, the 52/57 is quite rare, excellent gun.  I dont see them sell for much under $900 nowadays... I have been looking and been disappointed.