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Old 06-23-2019, 09:43 PM
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I was not familiar with them at all, but then one walked into work yesterday at a price that I really REALLY could not refuse, after the most cursory of Google searching on it. I was really just planning on unloading the eleven full mags and keeping those rounds and the boxed ammo, and then flipping the rifle and mags, but after reading the (mostly) all positive reviews of this weapon, I might just keep it. It seems that they have a not-uncommon trigger issue referred to as "the gremlin". And it IS a Century firearm. But I shot it today and it is one of those rifles that just put a smile on your face. Proprietary mags, but I've got ELEVEN of them. I wonder mainly about long-term reliability and the availability of parts if needed.

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I have a SA VZ58 imported by Czechpoint so essentially same rifle as yours, they are great guns imho and while not interchangeable with various common AK'S personally I think they are better designed and built.

Parts are out there as are plenty of magazines. Congrats on getting a good, rugged and reliable rifle.
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I was not familiar with them at all, but then one walked into work yesterday at a price that I really REALLY could not refuse, after the most cursory of Google searching on it. I was really just planning on unloading the eleven full mags and keeping those rounds and the boxed ammo, and then flipping the rifle and mags, but after reading the (mostly) all positive reviews of this weapon, I might just keep it. It seems that they have a not-uncommon trigger issue referred to as "the gremlin". And it IS a Century firearm. But I shot it today and it is one of those rifles that just put a smile on your face. Proprietary mags, but I've got ELEVEN of them. I wonder mainly about long-term reliability and the availability of parts if needed.

Picked one up a few years back when they were going for $399. Extremely accurate, negligible recoil , easy to field strip and lighter than it's AK cousin. It's not one of my regular range rifles so round count isn't nearly as high but the rounds that I've fed it have had zero issues. You can replace the beaver barf bakelite furniture if you want.
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They've doubled in price from when I got 2 complete setups. Only shot it once, but liked it
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It's a solid rifle of a good design.

But far overpriced today, and if it's a numbers game you can get probably 2 or 3 ARs for the same price so you may consider flipping it.

ARs are $400.
VZs and their clones and mags are north of 2-3 times that...
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I have one, itís not century I donít believe. I shot a few hundred rounds but hated the stock.
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They've doubled in price from when I got 2 complete setups. Only shot it once, but liked it
yes, they are going for about $800 these days on GB. The 58's are more expensive because they aren't century builds.
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I have one, itís not century I donít believe. I shot a few hundred rounds but hated the stock.
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Nice stable of beauties there John !
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Nice stable of beauties there John !
Thanks! I have been liquidating my collection to funal funds into fewer nicer pieces.
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The VZ-58 (2008) is a good rifle.
Even the Century ones.

One of the best I have seen, the stock was replaced with one from a Galil.
Even with the factory stock, I prefer them to the AK.
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I have two and like them a lot. They have the folding stock and I added soviet grenade launcher pads to them which improved length of pull and kept my nose off the huge folder hinge.
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Good board for the VZ owner. Lots of info and links. https://czfirearms.us/index.php?board=67.0
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Great article which enumerates the differences between the AKM and VZ2008/58.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...-is-not-an-ak/
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