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Old 12-23-2016, 06:28 AM   #1
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Here's an old one that I picked up a while back. I traded one of my Mosin Nagant 91/30's even for this VZ52 in 7.62x45. It's a non import that came from Granada via a friend of mine. The ammo is limited and when it can be found it is quite expensive. Kinda resembles the SKS..still have about 50 rds.of old surplus left so it gets shot very little. Here's a couple of pics. Rich

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Old 12-23-2016, 07:06 AM   #2
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It does look a lot like an SKS. I collected old milsurps for a long time and still have a lot. And who doesn't have a couple dozen 91/30's?
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Yep, Back in the early 90's when I had a FFL the Nagants were considered Russian junk and could be had for a song. Bought a crate of 20 around that time and still have a couple..both hex Finnish capture and at $ 29 each with the bayonet. The Chicom SKS were almost a give away back in the day .Got my M1 Garand from the DCM back in 1982 for about $ 165 IIRC. Man those were the days. Rich
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I had a C&R and bought a ton of them too. My SKS had only been shot three rounds and I had the target for it.
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That's an interesting rifle. I've not heard of it before.
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That's an interesting rifle. I've not heard of it before.
A lot of people call them CZ52 but a true CZ52 is a pistol.
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The VZ 52 is a Czech made rifle developed shortly after WWII. It started it's life in 1952 as the VZOR 52 and was abbreviated to Vz 52 shortly thereafter. It was used in Granada, Cuba and the middle eastern countries. When the Soviet Union got involved a lot of the guns chambered in 7.62x45 were rechambered to 7.62x39. Later the Soviets made the VZ52/57..same gun except for the barrel and mag. The trigger assembly is quite similar to the M1 Garand. The VZ52 was later replaced by the VZ 58. The ones you find today are imports with the receiver stamped SHE or AYM. Most have a black tar looking stock that the importers used to hide cracks and other flaws. Mine is a non import made by AYM. Hope this helps.

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The VZ 52 is a Czech made rifle developed shortly after WWII. It started it's life in 1952 as the VZOR 52 and was abbreviated to Vz 52 shortly thereafter. It was used in Granada, Cuba and the middle eastern countries. When the Soviet Union got involved a lot of the guns chambered in 7.62x45 were rechambered to 7.62x39. Later the Soviets made the VZ52/57..same gun except for the barrel and mag. The trigger assembly is quite similar to the M1 Garand. The VZ52 was later replaced by the VZ 58. The ones you find today are imports with the receiver stamped SHE or AYM. Most have a black tar looking stock that the importers used to hide cracks and other flaws. Mine is a non import made by AYM. Hope this helps.

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I hate the stupid import marks.
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