Author Topic: The she's.. Vz.52/57  (Read 423 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Greasemonkey

  • Professional foul mouth. Banned for life!! Certified Enabler
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Sniper
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
  • The only way to avoid SKS #2, is avoid SKS #1!
The she's.. Vz.52/57
« on: January 20, 2024, 04:51:23 PM »
One I've been trying to find. The Czech Vz52/57 in 7.62x39, made for a very short time to replace the Vz.52 in 7.62x45, they were deemed obsolete with the release of the Vz58.





I picked a '57 and a '58. both are in pretty good shape, and shockingly clean. The '57 had a very sticky residue, which I finally got removed. Both bores are chrome plated unlike the Vz.52, and both are bright and shiny. The '57 has been stripped and cleaned, the '58 has not been touched.







Both stocks show hints of a former life, possibly on a Vz.52 or another Vz52/57, the '57 has 2 serials on the stock.



The '58 had a surprise, the factory cleaning kit still under the butt plate.  :o


I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

I said I was an addict........I didn't say I had a problem

Offline Phosphorus32

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Sniper
  • *
  • Posts: 6798
  • Send lawyers guns and money...uh, skip the lawyers
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2024, 10:28:17 PM »
Dang, two of them?!  :o thumb1

They look good and not too pristine to shoot. I donít think Iíve ever seen a matching 52 or 52/57.

Online running-man

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sniper
  • *
  • Posts: 6861
  • The only way to avoid Mosin #2 is avoid Mosin #1!
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2024, 12:37:50 PM »
Matching VZ's are extremely tough to find. 

Both of those are darn nice, I'm a bit jealous!  bat1
      

Offline Greasemonkey

  • Professional foul mouth. Banned for life!! Certified Enabler
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Sniper
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
  • The only way to avoid SKS #2, is avoid SKS #1!
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2024, 02:14:25 PM »
Thanks...  thumb1

And its amazing the disparity in production numbers with the Vz52 and the Vz52/57...  Wiki claims a ~million, some say 100,000 between the two models, others state anywhere in between. The Vz52 was made from '52 to '56/'57, the Vz52/57 was '57 to '59. So it wasn't, or really couldn't be a huge production number, especially for the latter model considering the Vz58 was in development when the Russians changed the game on the Czechs in ''56/'57 and made them change to the x39 round.

And to add a little fun... both magazines have star stamps, which usually is a thing on certain Ak mags, but I've never seen a star anything on a Czech made weapon. The double crossed swords yes(Czech military acceptance), a star no..  These rifles being from Ethiopia, may have been elsewhere prior, most likely a nation not included in the Warsaw pact, but a communist style regime nation.



I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

I said I was an addict........I didn't say I had a problem

Offline Direct Connection

  • SKS-FILES CONTRIBUTOR
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Marksman
  • *
  • Posts: 988
  • California is where reality goes to die.
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2024, 03:22:25 PM »
Any dealings with grease and communist is very attracting. :o Love those side sling swivels on top and the imbedded cosmoline dark glare Two lost Tigers filled with untold stories.  clap1

Offline BMont

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Marksman
  • *
  • Posts: 357
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2024, 09:21:04 AM »
Wow.... not one but two!  Are you shooting for one of every year produced? 


Offline scarymike23

  • SKS-FILES CONTRIBUTOR
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Cadet
  • *
  • Posts: 83
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2024, 04:30:50 PM »
Beautiful machines, and a killer find! Thanks for sharing

Offline Greasemonkey

  • Professional foul mouth. Banned for life!! Certified Enabler
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Sniper
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
  • The only way to avoid SKS #2, is avoid SKS #1!
Re: The she's.. Vz.52/57
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2024, 04:51:55 AM »
Thanks. thumb1


Wow.... not one but two!  Are you shooting for one of every year produced? 

I also have a '56 Vz52 I'm working on now.. the ugly duckling of the trio CAI bed liner special.. so I'm getting there.. :)

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

I said I was an addict........I didn't say I had a problem