CZ VZ58

CZ VZ58
CZ VZ58

The PUSKA VZ58 (Rifle Model 1958), available in 2 models (the P model, with fixed buttstock, and the V model, with folding buttstock) were used by the Czechoslovakian Army since their agreement with the Warsaw Pact. It is one of the VERY FEW "original" assault rifles used in the Warsaw Pact's countries (since most of those adopted the russian made AK47, then starting production of national-made AK copies): while this rifle can be similar to the AK in external appearance, the VZ58 utilises completely different locking principle. It is currently in service with Czech and Slovakian armies, which are planning to replace it with the new "Lada" (CZ 2000) weapons system, available in both 5'56x45mm and 5'45x39mm... but its adoption is still today stopped, due to budgetary problems. (2002) CALIBER: 7'62x39mm ACTION: Gas operated, tilting breech block OVERALL LENGHT: 845 mm. (635 mm VZ58V with folded stock)> BARREL LENGHT: 390 mm. WEIGHT: 3100 grs. (without ammunition), 3600 grs. (With ammunition) MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 30 rds

Submitted by: PIERANGELO TENDAS