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
* 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.