CzechPoint Now Producing Vz. 58 Rifles In-House

The Vz. 58 rifle is one rifle that gets much less recognition as a design than it deserves. Its front-tilting locking block design is unique and works very well, and the rifle itself is both lightweight and reliable. CzechPoint, which has been for a long time a distributor of these rifles, has decided to begin producing Vz. 58s themselves, using a combination of newly manufactured parts made in Czech tooling (and with personnel trained by Czech technicians) and surplus parts. A more in-depth description is below:

CzechPoint is excited to offer the Sa vz.58 Military 762CP rifle model that has been built in-house using presses, jigs, and fixtures imported from the Czech Small Arms factory!  CzechPoint employees trained at the Czech Small Arms factory earlier this year to learn the skills and craftsmanship to completely build a vz. 58 rifle.

Highlights of the Sa vz. 58 Military 762CP:

– utilizes original cold hammer forged chrome lined military surplus barrel
– possesses bayonet lug and includes a free unissued bayonet and good condition scabbard (one time offer of free bayonet and scabbard expires when rifles are sold out)
– military style US made muzzle brake permanently attached by blind pinned method
– incredible surface finish comprising of salt bath nitriding
– beautifully polished wood impregnated plastic furniture with new original surplus buttstock front and rear plates
– retains Czech manufactured steel trigger
– drilled and tapped side rail holes in receiver for do-it-yourself side rail installation for optic mounts (side rail NOT included with purchase of rifle and side rail holes are filled with blind hex/Allen head screws)
– to purchase a side rail with nitriding treatment, scroll down to the bottom of page.  Nitride finish side rails are only available for sale to those who purchase a rifle with a nitride finish.
– sighted in at 25 meters (of course the purchaser will have to perform a final sight adjustment to match their eye and for dialing it in at longer distances)
– two 30 round magazines
– CD containing manual and historical information
– cleaning kit
– new production black color sling
– 5 year warranty

Important Notes:

* Nitride side rails only available to those who purchase a nitride finish rifle.  Quantities are limited – only one side rail per rifle.  Please scroll down to bottom of page to purchase optional side rail. 

While at over $1200, these rifles will probably mostly only appeal to the serious Czech small arms enthusiast, they do offer a number of features I wish my 58 had, in particular being drilled for a scope mount, and coming from the factory with a steel trigger. Interestingly, CzechPoint has elected to list each individual unit they have for sale, differentiated by serial numbers. This is a nice touch; it allows the customer to be very sure of exactly what they are getting.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • MountainKelly

    Very cool. Great rifles

  • Esh325

    I use to have one of the older Czech made VZ 58’s that I paid a lot less than 1200$ for and I remember how great of a rifle it was. Was really nice to shoot. One of the things I remember most about was how it was even lighter weight than stamped steel AK and even some AR15’s despite having a machined steel receiver.

    • Oh yeah, the receiver of the Vz. 58 is a real piece of work. Super light, even though the gun has a heavy-ish barrel.

  • kgallerno

    Love mine! These were big sellers in Canada since AK47’s are prohib here . Mind you though ours were from the Czech Republic.

    • Ken

      They’ve been getting more popular here in Maryland since AK rifles are now banned too. AK pistols are still legal too, so people are buying those as well.

    • Sixshot6

      Same in the uk, with the VZ58 mars imported by the uk distributor Caledonian Classic arms. Closest thing we have to a centrefire semi auto here.

  • mosinman

    got mine for 500 dollars but it was a Century build

    • mosinman

      of course it was new and came with a bayonet , sling , 5 mags and a mag pouch

  • Hmm, I held off on the Century 58s only because of the unchromed barrel. I like that they come drilled and tapped too. Not sure where I’m going to find the money for another rifle and a supply of magazines though.

  • CommonSense23

    Always surprised me how many VZ58s we picked up in Afghanistan.

    • SentMKG

      Really? Any pictures. That’d make a great short publication for this blog.

      • CommonSense23

        Unfortunately not. Took photos for official purposes, but nobody kept any of them. They were all in absolutely horrible shape. Most couldn’t fire a mag without malfunctioning so we typically blew them almost immediately.

        • Yellow Devil

          If that was the case, we should have resold those on the black market to the Taliban…

  • Blake

    Really nice specs on that rifle. Looks like they’re aiming to please.

    From the site: “When these rifles are sold out, CzechPoint is expected to have another supply ready for sale in the month of March.”

    They do have their “bullet button” 58 in stock though.

  • SentMKG

    I was going to save for a semi .308 but I guess this is going to be my bday gift for myself lol.

  • J.T.

    They would be cheap here in the US as well if that was all they had to do was convert them to semi-auto. US requires they start with a totally new receiver and have a certain number of US parts on them.

  • Madcap_Magician

    What are “wood impregnated plastic furniture”? I know you can seal wood with plastic, but the other way around is pretty… different.

  • I would sooooo rock that! Looks pretty awesome!

  • Madcap_Magician

    Hey, thanks for clarifying. I had always kind of wondered why they looked like that, it is definitely very distinctive furniture.

    • kgallerno

      Beaver Barf is pretty much what is referred to in Canada . Its fuctionable but it aint pretty. Luckily for us this rifle has a large following in Canada and as such we have a large aftermarket part selection to choose from. The possibilities are numerous here if you want to change up the stock or anything else for that matter on the VZ.