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« on: April 03, 2002, 12:18:06 AM »
Fred,
      I was reading the FAQ's and ran across the ZKM-456 post. I have one that looks to me like all they did is cut down the barrel of the Model 4 and put a sporter stock on it. The action is dated 1957 just like my 1st Model 4. It is extremely accurate! An old gunsmith friend (he calls himself a "Gunmaker") shot it and allowed as how it was more accurate than the Model 52 he had used all these years. The trigger is different than any of the others though. Seems like when CZ makes a new rimfire they must change the trigger- not always for the better.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2002, 05:19:40 AM »
These ZKM-456 were supplied with set-triggers. Usually these have two triggers:
-first one if pulled will let go at normal trigger weight.
-second if pulled will set the first trigger so at the sleightess pull it will fire(hair-trigger).

Like so many companies CZUB is oriented in mass sales, since this model probably was'nt popular (lack of public with this type of trigger) but to a rifle fan would be ready to walk on broken glass to get one.

Things to make you drool: A CZ-452 full-stock with one of these set-triggers with express-sights such as on Brno #1.

Winchester was a trendsetter in regards of limited reintroduction of old discontinued models. With the advantages of C.A.D. & C.A.M. the cost of mfgr. an old gun has been lowered to an acceptable level, cost covers the various technicians having to install new data in machining process. Hoping CZ(too conservative)
will jump on this bandwagon eventualy.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2002, 08:28:36 AM »
The Express sights you mentioned on the #1 are the most accurate sights I ever saw on a 22. They are set right on with standard velocity ammo.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2002, 11:08:22 AM »
There were several models of the 456 available. ZKM456 LUX- LUX Mi & the latest model LUX Mi as imported by EURO IMPORTS. The only double trigger model I've seen has been the ZKM455s or Stecher model. All but the Stecher were indeed cut down target rifles as they thought they would sell better than a flood of standard target guns.

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2002, 01:52:16 AM »
Purchased a 1958 zkm 456 .22LR with missing rear sights...also looking for scope rings and would like to buy factory peep sight...talked to a man who had both but lost info when I moved.  If anybody knows where to buy any of the above, please email me...shuckster@webtv.net....thanks...beautiful rifle...mine does not have either single or double set triggers.

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2002, 11:34:36 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  Have you ever seen the sights that fit the eliptical mounting grooves that are on either side of the rear sight dovetail slot?...still looking for a replacement rear sight...will now look for BRNO model 4 rear sight.

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2002, 03:44:40 AM »
These sights have long been discontinued:(  But are still available thru Euro-Import(ask for George: a gentleman if there ever was one). Only problem is cost:(  $$$. Be very specific on rear sight since there are 2 which I'm familiar with: one is a rear peep-sight(which mounts on rear dovetail) and the other looks like a tangent(?not sure).
Good luck,
Fred

 

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