CZ Rifles

This section covers CZ Rifles. Both Firearms and Reviews.

  • The legendary Vz.58 rifle, CZ's answer to the AK-47

    In the 1950s, the Czech military, going their own way as usual, took a look at the Soviet AK-47 and decided, while the AK was nice, they could do better. The result was the Vz-58, which, produced by CZ, became one of the best modern rifles of the 20th Century. Origins After World War Two, the military of Czechoslovakia was, for better or worse, integrated into the Soviet-backed Warsaw Pact organization largely by fault of 1945 battle-lines and a deal made among the Western Allies in Yalta...
  • The new CZ 805 BREN Gun, oh how sweet it is

    After World War One the country of Czechoslovakia emerged from the ashes of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The new nation had to build everything up from scratch. Her army, made up of men who had fought for the Russians, Austrians, and French, had an amalgam of arms and munitions that was as varied as the colors of the rainbow. The first thing the new country did was seek its own armament. In 1926 this led to a new light machine gun known in Czechoslovakia as the Zb.v 26. With its...
  • The Canadian Government coming for CZ-858 rifles

    In a sudden \'reclassification\' by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, two models of modern semi-automatic sporting rifles have now become banned in the Great White North. These include the humble CZ-858 rifle. What is the CZ-858? Based on the classic Cold War era vz.58 rifle, the CZ-858 was built in recent years from the ground up as a sporting rifle. Although based on a select-fire military rifle and using many surplus military parts left over from Cold War production, the 858 is and...
  1. The legendary Vz.58 rifle, CZ's answer to the AK-47

    In the 1950s, the Czech military, going their own way as usual, took a look at the Soviet AK-47 and decided, while the AK was nice, they could do better. The result was the Vz-58, which, produced by CZ, became one of the best modern rifles of the 20th Century. Origins After World War Two, the military of Czechoslovakia was, for better or worse, integrated into the Soviet-backed Warsaw Pact organization largely by fault of 1945 battle-lines and a deal made among the Western Allies in Yalta...
  2. The Canadian Government coming for CZ-858 rifles

    In a sudden \'reclassification\' by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, two models of modern semi-automatic sporting rifles have now become banned in the Great White North. These include the humble CZ-858 rifle. What is the CZ-858? Based on the classic Cold War era vz.58 rifle, the CZ-858 was built in recent years from the ground up as a sporting rifle. Although based on a select-fire military rifle and using many surplus military parts left over from Cold War production, the 858 is and...
  3. The new CZ 805 BREN Gun, oh how sweet it is

    After World War One the country of Czechoslovakia emerged from the ashes of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The new nation had to build everything up from scratch. Her army, made up of men who had fought for the Russians, Austrians, and French, had an amalgam of arms and munitions that was as varied as the colors of the rainbow. The first thing the new country did was seek its own armament. In 1926 this led to a new light machine gun known in Czechoslovakia as the Zb.v 26. With its...
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