One of the drawbacks of owning a non-mainstream firearm is the lack or scarcity of aftermarket parts. CZ 805 Bren is an example of such a firearm. The good news is that Manticore Arms has joined the short list of companies who make parts for these rifles and came up with a couple of enhanced parts.
First is the knurled charging handle that MA has introduced. It is larger than the original one. It has a 1/2″ diameter and sticks out 1/4″ farther compared to the stock charging handle. The knurled surface and the large size should allow faster gripping and stronger purchase on the charging handle. This is a drop-in part and can be installed on either side of the rifle. The handle is made of steel and made in the USA. It is available on Manticore Arms website at an MSRP of $32.95.
Next one is the Manticore Arms enhanced safety selector. Compared to the original selector, this one has smoother edges and it is slightly enlarged. It is made of 6061 aluminum with black anodizing. It is available both for right and left side installation. Depending on the side, the safety levers differ a bit. Something to consider when ordering it. Each side lever costs $34.95, but when purchased as a set, the price drops down to $59.95.
Manticore Arms has been making aftermarket accessories for the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 for a while. Now, as you can see, they are working on the Scorpion’s elder brother. Hopefully, they will introduce more parts for CZ 805 Bren.