No, I'm not dead and retired.. yet..
A piece I've tried getting for over 2 years.. the 22lr conversion kit/complete upper for the vz.61. These are made in very limited quantities and usually sell out pretty quick, also I don't know why a 22lr version of the vz isn't sold here in the states, they are available elsewhere. The conversion itself is made in the Czech Republic by CSA, so it's not an aftermarket type deal. Also, the fit and finish is superb, everything fits tight, there is no pot metal, everything is machined steel like the original parts, just smaller, although it feels like the recoil springs are slightly weaker than the original for the smaller round. The barrel is 4 1/2 inch chrome lined and threaded, they are available either way(threaded was all that was left in stock and my patience was thin
), and it included 2 25rd magazines(very tight fit should loosen after some cycling hopefully).
Not gonna lie... it's a pricey add-on for a toy, but 22lr is easier to find than 32acp at times.. it doesn't alter the pistol and it works... perfect... I tested 15rds of minimags from both mags.. no jams, no misfeeds, just 30rds of 22lr popping goodness(and a little cussing and violence to get the magazine swapped out..... and then some cleaning..
The manual says minimags have been tested to function.. then the disclaimer other brands may work, but it specifically calls out Thunderbolts.. absolutely no bueno..