Sold For: $1926
Model: VZ 52/57. A VZ 52 that has been Arsenal Converted to fire 7.63x39mm.
Serial Number: FS62033
Year of Manufacture: 1958. VZ 52 and VZ 52/57 rifles were produced from 1952 to 1959.
Caliber: 7.62x39mm. The VZ 52 was originally chambered in 7.62x45mm.
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Detachable 10 Round Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the barrel reads “CAI ST ALB VT 7.62 X 39 / CZECH”. The right side of the receiver is marked “VZ 52 / 57”. The left side of the receiver is marked “she”, with a “crossed swords” stamping, “58”, “circled T”, and with the serial number. The underside of the handguard is marked with a number that does not match the serial number. The left side of the butt is marked with the serial number and with a set of “faded numbers”. The magazine is marked with a “star” on the right and a faded stamping on the left.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20 ¾ Inches.
The front of the barrel is threaded. A thread protector is installed. The front sight hood locks the thread protector in place.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set under a protective hood. The rear sight is a “U” notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly that is marked from “1-9”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece wood stock has a pistol grip, finger grooves, metal nosecap with bayonet base, cut out for the attached folding bayonet, through bolt, sling well with sling bar, and a detachable buttplate. A storage compartment is under the buttplate. The refinished buttplate shows small spots of discoloration from oxidation. The bottom rear of the butt, left side of the forearm, and the area under the left side of the stock show scrapes/scratches that have damaged portions of the gloss finish. The wood shows a few other marks that have removed small portions of the surface wood but have been finished over. The LOP measures 13 ? inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized. The bolt body & top cover have been finished with Gun Paint.
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are semi bright, and the rifling is deep. There is light fouling in the grooves which should clean up. There is no visible erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish, as refinished. The bolt body & top cover have been finished with Gun Paint. The metal shows scrapes, scuffs and small scratches. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition, as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
The bayonet locks into place correctly.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: This rifle comes with a 10 round 7.62x39mm magazine. The original 7.62x45mm magazines have a different profile. It shows scrapes, small scratches and light oxidation along the bottom. It is in about Very Good condition.