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VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:49:12 PM »
A couple other forums have this type of thread going, but thought it'd be good to start one here.

Basically, articles, pictures, reviews, etc, that constitute written/encyclopedic knowledge of the VZ58.  A few videos apply if reference, but let's keep the cool factor in another thread as they'll swamp this otherwise. 

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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 11:56:12 PM »
To start out the articles:

American Rifleman, August 1970 : Vz 58 Rifle Resembles Soviet AK-47 -- New Czech automatic rifle has several distinct features
by F.W.A. Hobart
https://www.scribd.com/doc/253368777/American-Rifleman-August-1970-Vz-58-Rifle-Resembles-Soviet-AK-47
(Bonus read: communism vs gun ownership)

TruthAboutGuns.com: Gun Review: Czech Vzor 58
By Joe Grine
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/04/joe-grine/gun-review-czech-vzor-58/

Small Arms Review: CZECH SAMOPAL VZOR 1958
By Frank Iannamico
http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1173

Small Arms Review: VZ-58'S CZECH MATE SEMIAUTOMATIC VERSION OF THE FAMED ASSAULT RIFLE
By Warren Ferguson
http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1709

Guns Magazine: No AK This. The Czech Sa vz.58.
by Holt Bodinson
Available for purchase here: http://gunsmagazine.com/2009-articles/
Or here: http://www.amazon.com/No-AK-this-SURPLUS-Magazine/dp/B001QIUE4M
Probably not worth buying as just two pages and 1/3rd is this disassembly box, available for free: http://gunsmagazine.com/web-blast-surplus-locker/

Tactical Life: Century’s VZ2008
BY MICHAEL HUMPHRIES
http://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/centurys-vt2008/

Manuals:
Century VZ58 Sporter Manual: http://www.centuryarms.com/manuals/Century%20VZ%202008%20Rifle%20Manual%202.pdf
Century VZ2008 Sporter Manual: http://www.centuryarms.com/manuals/VZ2008.manual.FINAL.pdf
CZ-USA VZ58 Manual: http://cz-usa.com/hammer/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/vz-58-military-manual.pdf
Czechpoint Manual: https://www.czechpoint-usa.com/downloader.php?file=1378833927_vz.58_military_762.pdf&fcesta=produkty&code=f0874c40489eae0ddd8ac70c41b3f0c2
CSA Sporter Manual: http://www.csa.co.cz/files/files/Sa_vz._58_Sporter_instructions_manual.pdf
CSA Bolt Action Manual: http://www.csa.co.cz/files/files/Sa_vz._58_Bolt_Action_Instructions_manual.pdf
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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 12:10:13 AM »
I'll be looking through my mags for other print articles as well.  Slowly building out my soldier of fortune collection... Surely something there!?

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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 12:29:42 AM »
Function animation video:


How it's built -- Czech Small Arms Factory Tour:


Field Strip:








Cleaning:




Complete Disassembly:


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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 12:38:58 AM »
VZ58 benchloader:

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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 01:01:56 AM »
I vote that this thread should go up top to be pinned.

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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 10:10:52 AM »
Complete VZ.58 Disassemble
http://youtu.be/mf97wuxy3P8?list=PL2KqZLU24Dba-IzNHMrHqBqbPIIyyCmFZ

How VZ.58 Fire Control Group Works
CP

The post above is opinion, and I am probably totally wrong, so please pardon me if I offend anyone in any way. I am speaking only for myself and just sharing my thoughts, not trying to start an argument with anyone, and if you disagree with anything I have said, I concede your correct.

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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 11:55:59 PM »
Small Arms Review: THE VZOR 58 TACTICAL CONVERSION: CHECHOSLOVAKIA'S CLASSIC BATTLE RIFLE UPGRADED
By J.M. Ramos

http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1253

Guns & Ammo, Oct 2009: CZ's VZ 58 -- The Warsaw Pact import may look like an AK, but mechanically it's a workhorse of a different color.
by J. Guthrie
https://www.scribd.com/doc/256615565/Guns-Ammo-Oct-2009-CZ-s-VZ-58-by-J-Guthrie
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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 02:08:42 PM »
"Mr Bond, Kindly Drop the Vz.58 at Enfield…

OK, maybe they didn’t get it from Bond, even if the Czech Vz. 58P and Vz. 58V  (which we believe stand for Pechotni [Infantry] and Vysadkovy [Paratroop] fixed- and folding-stock versions) did show up in a lot of Bond movies (Roger Moore slides down a banister blasting away with one in Octopussy).

http://weaponsman.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Octopussy_090_Vz._58.jpg

Octopussy_(090)_Vz._58 But somehow British Intelligence got hold of a couple of Vz.58s and delivered them unto the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock by mid-1966. The Small Arms Branch Testing Section received, first, a folding-stock rifle (they didn’t know its proper nomenclature) and began to prepare a report for it; for reasons they don’t share with us, it “was withdrawn and replaced with one with a fixed butt, before the Weapon Description Form had been completed…” but they continued and produced a descriptive report about the weapon by January of 1967."
More: http://weaponsman.com/?p=30762

Do note: the latest Bond movie, spectre, had many of the guards at the desert facility armed w/ VZ58s, compact-version if I recall correctly.

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Re: VZ58 Library - Reviews, Reference, and More
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 04:11:31 AM »
Small Arms Review, July 2001: The Czech VZ58 Assault Rifle
By Janne Pohjoispää
http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=2610

I found this at the close of the article particularly interesting:
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Class Three Supply (724-962-1890) has been importing Post 86 dealer sample restricted vz58s for law enforcement and Class 3 Dealers. Prices are reasonable- in the $400 range, and the quality of the guns I have seen has been excellent. Sarco (908-647-3800) has been selling parts kits, and bayonets have been relatively easy to find on the market, at about $40 each. The leather mag pouches that hold 4 magazines have been on the market recently as well, I bought a set at Knob Creek. There are 4 known transferable vz58s in the United States. There may be more, but I have never seen them. There were three full stock and one folder. One set was sold as full stock and folder, and these two were Vietnam bringbacks, registered in that time period. The finish on all of the transferables that I have seen was of the grey paint, and the stocks were all red bakelite style

 

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