Two New Left-Handed CZ 457 Rimfire Rifles Now Available

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The CZ 457 American (top) and Varmint (bottom) in left-handed configuration

About 10 percent of the United States population is left-handed but only a handful of rifles out there make accommodation for this. However, more and more firearms, including rifles, are now being released and tailored for left-handed shooters. Joining this effort is the new left-handed CZ 457 rimfire rifles including the CZ 457 American chambered in 22LR or 22WMR, and the CZ 457 Varmint chambered in 22LR. These new offerings come with adjustable triggers, Turkish walnut stocks, and of course, left-handed bolts and updated left-handed controls.

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Two New Left-Handed CZ 457 Rimfire Rifles Now Available

Two New Left-Handed CZ 457 Rimfire Rifles Now Available

These new models inherit the advanced features of the CZ 457 series of bolt action rifles but with left-hand comfort and ease of use. The bolt, push-to-fire safety, and a separate bolt extractor control mirror right-hand rifle models for left-hand comfort. The striker status indicator located at the rear of the bolt provides a quick visual check while hunting or competition shooting. A shortened 60° bolt throw allows rapid and convenient reloading and increases clearance between the bolt and mounted optics.

The CZ 457 Varmint features a shorter barrel than the 457 American pictured above

The controls for the new left-handed CZ 457 Varmint and American have been modified to be on the “correct” side for left-handed shooters but are otherwise still the same as the right-handed versions. The left-handed CZ 475 rifles come with cold hammer forged barrels with an industry-standard 1:16 twist rate, threaded muzzle, and 5-shot detachable magazines which are backwards compatible with previous versions of CZ rimfire rifles. The adjustable triggers can be fine-tuned for your desired weight and travel and the bolts feature a short 60° throw for fast cycling.

Check Prices on CZ 457 Rimfire Rifles

The new left-handed CZ 457 rimfire rifles are available for order now from your CZ dealer and will retail for $589 for the CZ 457 American (for both 22LR and 22WMR), and $625 for the CZ 457 Varmint. What are your thoughts on these new left-handed offerings from CZ? Let us know down in the comments!

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  • Kelly Ennen Kelly Ennen on Jun 07, 2022

    Is this real? I read "available now" and started searching for one. They're nowhere to be found. I've been looking for a decent left handed 22 for a couple of years. There's nothing.

  • John John on Jun 26, 2022

    I'm glad to see that CZ finally got 'round to a left handed 457, especially since they dumped the rest of their bolt action line for the new push feed 600's. Some manufacturers are getting better about it, but most are still only paying lip service to the southpaw market. I spent two years looking for a .30-06 with controlled round feed and iron sights. Found only one, the Zastava, and nobody was importing the lefty models that I could find. Gave up and spent the money elsewhere. Why such a rifle, in such a common and popular cartridge, is so hard to find is beyond me. I can get a .375 or .308 from Ruger right now, but not an '06. Go figure.