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Offline noozeyeguy

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Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:05:37 PM »
I just acquired a torch-cut Vz.58, and I'm trying to come up with some background info on it (date/location of manufacture, etc.)

Here's a closeup of the "trunnion" markings (can you tell I'm an AK guy, lol):



I'm assuming the "62" would be year of manufacture, and "she" is maybe the armory where it was built? Any other insights?

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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 06:42:21 AM »
she = "Ceskoslovenska (today Ceska) zbrojovka Uhersky Brod"
crossed swords = army acceptance mark
62 = 1962 year of manufacture
50354 r = serial number

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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 01:01:06 PM »
she = "Ceskoslovenska (today Ceska) zbrojovka Uhersky Brod"
crossed swords = army acceptance mark
62 = 1962 year of manufacture
50354 r = serial number

Those are swords?  ;D

Thank you very much. I'm just getting into how to tackle this project, I will post updates as it progresses.

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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 12:41:52 AM »
swords are effectively the military acceptance mark.  Manufacturers make and then given the items meet standards for the order the military placed, then the item is accepted and the acceptance mark is engraved/stamped...  All sorts of items from military jackets to mag and bayonet pouches have ink stamps (if new/NOS then visible) and most military service weapons have pressure stamp/engraving as well.

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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 12:45:10 AM »
Can't see from your pic, but if not a "long stub" receiver then I wouldn't bother with trying to make this work as very very easy to create an unsafe condition...  The bolt lock piece drops into receiver rails to engage bolt in battery.  If not perfectly aligned, etc, kabooms from bolt not fully in battery can occur w/ relative ease vs AKs, etc.

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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 12:35:54 PM »
Can't see from your pic, but if not a "long stub" receiver then I wouldn't bother with trying to make this work as very very easy to create an unsafe condition...  The bolt lock piece drops into receiver rails to engage bolt in battery.  If not perfectly aligned, etc, kabooms from bolt not fully in battery can occur w/ relative ease vs AKs, etc.

It's a long stub, it was cut well behind the locking lugs. I've cleaned up the slag from the cut and checked the bolt carrier for functions, everything locks up nicely. I haven't checked headspace yet but that's just a matter of pulling out the gauges.


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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »
Looks like you got a beauty!  In that pic both the receiver and the rails show very little wear.

Different size locking pieces are used for setting headspace...  Only once out of the entire spec for those did the barrel get pulled at reinstalled, as barrel was supposed to be at end of life at roughly same time as headspace expired... 

Also, https://books.google.com/books?id=Eq2Dnj4sDZIC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA180#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Re: Vz.58 Torched Receiver Questions
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 12:32:34 PM »
Looks like you got a beauty!  In that pic both the receiver and the rails show very little wear.

Different size locking pieces are used for setting headspace...  Only once out of the entire spec for those did the barrel get pulled at reinstalled, as barrel was supposed to be at end of life at roughly same time as headspace expired...

Thanks for the info!

 

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