VZ 2008 Rifle Features

Caliber: 7.62x39 mm
Action: Gas operated, tilting breech block
Overall length: 913 mm / 35.94''
Barrel length: 410 mm / 16.14''
Weight: with empty magazine 3.32 kg / 7.32 lbs
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds Comes with (x3) 30 round mags & mag pouch while supplies last!
Sights: 100 to 800 meter adjustable rear, hooded front
Stock: Wood-impregnated plastic
UPC: 787450594333

These VZ2008 Rifles are a great deal to get into a military style VZ rifle with a great look. We have not seen these in a very long time and are excited to have them available again! Milled receiver and traditional Wood-impregnated stock set give it that original classic style and feel we all like with the VZ Rifle series!

The Sa vz. 58 was developed by Ing. Jiri Cermak in 1956 and 1957, adopted by the Czechoslovakian army in 1958. and was produced by Ceska Zbrojovka in Uhersky Brod, Czechoslovakia until 1983. Approximately one million Sa vz. 58 rifles were produced during it's 20 year production run. As of 2007, it is still the standard issue service rifle in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The Military Sporter models are manufactured by combining original Sa vz. 58 components with a new semi-auto only milled receiver, a new trigger mechanism and new fire control parts and new barrel .

While the appearance of the VZ 58 looks similar to the AK-47, it was inspired by the German STG 44 and initial development was actually based on the 7.92 x 33. Mechanically, the VZ 58 is completely different from the AK-47, and no parts including magazines are interchangeable. Stock Set, Mag and Pouch are Surplus and will show character and usage. Main metal parts are all refinished and matching on rifle. Sorry no special request.

Differences between the VZ 58 Sporter and the AK-47

The VZ 58 has a milled receiver, the AK-47 is stamped.
Even with the milled receiver it is almost one pound lighter than a stamped AK-47.
The bolt of the VZ 58 stays open after the last round in the magazine has been fired.
The VZ 58 has a more natural point of aim and is faster handling.
The safety is more ergonomic making a faster first shot possible with the VZ 58.
The ejection port is HUGE. There is no chance of an empty case getting stuck in the action of the VZ 58.
The VZ 58 gas piston can be removed or exchanged without tools.
The alloy magazine of the VZ 58 is half the weight of the steel AK-47 magazine. (.42 lb. vs. .84 lb.)
VZ 58 is easier to field strip.
The VZ 58 is striker fired unlike the hammer fired AK-47. This reduces the number of parts and possible points of failure.

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I want the non-Century model of VZ 58.

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I picked one up from PSA maybe 5 years ago. Thinking I got it for 299$ when they first posted them. Came with 5 mags and pouch. Sling too I think. Great gun. I'd say it's like a mixed ak and sks. Well built. Does have folding stock. Wish I would of got more of them.

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Not a deal
these can be had for $400

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Did you mean, COULD be had for $400? Three years ago, these were offered for 399 with 5 mags, a pouch, and a bayonet. Since then, the price for a base model has tripled. If you could find those at all. If you know where to buy them for 400, please share.

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PSA had these things for months and I finally caved and bought one all those years ago. I barely shoot it but now I wish I had bought more than one.

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It is not an AK or an AK variant. This is the least desirable of the VZ58 clones. I had two Century clones and a D-technik clone. I quickly sold the Century rifles. If you want a cheap blaster, get a PSA GF3. Reviews on most forums will tell you all you need to know.

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Wow, that AK markets on fire. 3 or 4 years ago Palmetto was selling the folding stock version of this same rifle for $350. I picked one up then. Ended up giving it to my son. Should of kept it. Either way, the rifles a great gun. The Czech's have a long history of making great firearms. The mags are proprietary for those of you looking at this gun. Does not take standard AK mags. Other than that, a fine weapon. Plenty of accessories out there to trick it out to your liking.

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