The Czech VZ-58 Magazine is a military surplus magazine for the Czech VZ-58 rifle. These are original military surplus magazines for the VZ-58 and will work in any VZ-58 style rifle or pistol. Each magazine holds 30 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammunition and is an authentic Czech army surplus item.
Since 2008 there have been many companies producing their own version of the VZ-58 using surplus parts from the Czech Army. Many reviewers have given very high marks to the VZ-58 for how it performs when put up against other AK-47 style rifles. With the introduction of semi-automatic versions of the VZ-58 there has been a growing interest in this unique AK-47 like rifle.
Like all new rifle owners VZ-58 purchasers immediately want to stock up on accessories for their new rifle. This is without a doubt, the very best VZ-58 Magazine on the market. What would be the best VZ-58 accessory? Military surplus magazines for the VZ-58 Rifle of course are the best accessories for VZ-58 Rifle owners. Now available at a great price this is the time to grab an extra on a VZ-58 magazine for your VZ-58 rifle.
– Czech Republic Army Surplus Magazines
– Original Vz-58 Magazine – Works with Vz2000 and Vz2008 Rifles Too!
– Made from Aluminum
– Holds 30 Rounds of 7.62x39mm Ammunition
About The VZ-58 Rifle
The Sa vz. 58 (7,62 mm samopal vzor 58, sometimes incorrectly called the CZ-58) is a select-fire assault rifle designed and manufactured in Czechoslovakia. The Sa vz. 58 is gas-operated (short-stroke piston). It looks similar to the AK-47, but its internal operation is different.
The Sa vz. 58 was developed by Ing. Jiří Čermák and Ing. Bohuslav Novotný. Development of new weapon (borrowing some ideas from previous experimental models) with project codename KOŠTĚ (broom) officially started in 1956, and the rifle was adopted by the Czechoslovakian army (the only member of Warsaw Pact not using an AK-47 variant) in 1958 and replaced vz. 52/57 semi-automatic rifle and Sa 24/26 (vz. 58/51) submachineguns. The new rifle was produced since 1959 by the state armament factory Česká Zbrojovka Uherský Brod. Production ended in 1984, leading to a grand total of 920,000. As of 2010, it is still the standard individual weapon in Czech and Slovak armies (the successor of vz. 58 should had been CZ 2000 weapon system – an AK-74 clone – but the project has been abandoned after Velvet revolution), although it’s going to be replaced by the new CZ805 “Bren” rifle in the near future. Although outer design and ergonomics of vz. 58 looks similar to the AK-47, it is closer to the German WWII StG 44 and 7.92x33mm Kurz cartridge, as information about Soviet AK-47 and 7.62x39mm cartridge was not available in the beginning of development. The internal operation is completely different to AK-47, with locking similar to the Walther P38 or Beretta 92 pistols, and the striking hammer is linearly floating.
Comparison with AK-47
- Shorter (overall length 845 mm / 33.3 in, 636 mm / 25.0 in if stock folded)
- Lighter (3.59 kg / 7.92 lb with loaded magazine), lightweight (though sturdy and reliable) light metal magazines (0.19 kg / 0.42 lb unloaded)
- Chargeable with SKS stripper clips, better safety, able to fire when stock folded, bolt catch (holds the bolt open on last shot)
- Reliability in all conditions (uncleaned, in water, dust, mud, high and low temperatures)
- Single shot accuracy (max. 18 cm / 100 m = max. 6 MOA)
- Undemanding maintenance and use
- Difficult to control and not accurate during automatic fire (shorter, lighter, higher rate of fire)
- Shorter lifetime than AK-47 (still better than many other military weapons – bore, chamber, piston rod and locking piece are chromium-plated)
- More small parts (field stripped to 9 parts – frame with barrel and fixed ejector, bolt with spring-loaded extractor, locking piece, bolt carrier, linear hammer, receiver cover with recoil and
- Hammer springs, piston rod, piston spring and handguard)
- Comparative test of vz. 58 and AK-47 and its clones passed off in Soviet Union in 1967.