The sear spring serves a few different functions in this rifle. If you have a VZ58 rifle or pistol, you owe it to yourself to investigate the modern options that make this excellent weapon system even better. Odds are this will take a bit to complete this build. Who make a receiver for these kits ? The lower handguard on the VZ58 is held on by a pin that has to be driven out. The VZ58 is often mistaken by Americans as an AK47 variant. The vz. We Americans love to customize everything. Here are the companies that I have found that will do an occasional run of VZ-58 Receivers. Decide if we will rivet or “bolt” the riveted parts in place. They are in-stock and ready to ship! These polymer, translucent mags are exceptionally well made and will activate the bolt hold open on the rifle. Both the upper and lower handguard sections are nicely machined. Send out barrel receiver to get finished coated. Pros: its cheap, adapters are less than $20. Looking over my options I decided to try it out on the most unusual variant in my collection, a 5.56 caliber VZ. Tortort Manufacturing – As of 9/27/2019 they do not carry any VZ-58 receivers though they have stated they intend to manufacture and offer them in the future. QD sling swivel socket. ***Due to the high number of variations, all stocks are built to order. Setting up to drill the hole. After the purchase, it was clear this box of parts had all of the major components, including a bayonet, two canvas slings, two cleaning kits, two different butt stocks ( one a folding and a bakelite (resin and wood) stock.) Tortort Manufacturing – As of 9/27/2019 they do not carry any VZ-58 receivers though they have stated they intend to manufacture and offer them in the future. VZ-58: Anti-Walk Pins As previously mentioned one of the issues I have run into on my VZ-58 build is the tendency for the Trigger and Sear pins to walk out of place when firing. Upon initial inspection of two piece the rail system several things stood out. However, I have come to believe the VZ58 platform to be an accurate and enjoyable alternative for fans of Eastern block weapons. They had a complete rifle for $650. I checked out CNC warrior and non listed . Make or purchase a barrel extension to meet the ATF minimum length of 16in. While this option offered significant training and supply advantages over moving to a completely new rifle, the Czech military opted for the latter and eventually selected the excellent Bren 805 platform (to be reviewed soon). All in all I am not expecting this build to be completed for under $900 dollars. A shown in the photo below, the cross pin hole has not been drilled, so that will be something I’ll need to do. One such VZ improvement I have been eager to try is the CNC Warrior complete upper and lower handguard system designed by Bonesteel Arms. Reverse the process to install the CNC warrior unit. Other than its initial rollout as a 7.62×39 caliber gun, it is in no way a similar design. Precisely cut angles and clean lines are not only functional but also consistent with the slim characteristics the VZ. CNC had posted a request for a list of required receivers and the outgrowth was their decision to stay in the supplier mode vs retail. As a huge fan of the VZ58 series, I have several rifles and one pistol to choose from as candidates to wear the rail system. I have seen new VZ-58 rifles go for $1180 online. Dec 6, 2019 - Explore Jaremy Golightly's board "VZ-58" on Pinterest. It seems that these parts kits hit the market in the early to mid 2000’s and many of the companies that used to regularly supply virgin receivers stopped doing so when the kits dried up. If you are internet savvy, you can still find the models, at least I have been able to. It was detailed some time ago on AKFILES. I’m happy with the quality, pricing and service. An Ammunition, Component, and Technical Resource for Ballisticians, Commercial Loaders, Hobby Handloaders, and Firearm Enthusiasts. 1 Posts . One such VZ improvement I have been eager to try is the CNC Warrior complete upper and lower handguard system designed by Bonesteel Arms.Â. So my original intent of these being a cheap beater truck gun, has more or less died. I, too, was once oblivious to it. An online search may yield this process, I was unable to locate the website that sold the kits. Initially that was a problem for VZ58 owners. It shoots the same 7.62 X 39 ammo as an AK but is a totally different design which many consider to be superior. Second, CSA produces and Czechpoint imports the CSA STANAG magazine well adapter. This in a platform that is more accurate, softer recoiling, has a better trigger, and is chambered in the American standard 5.56 caliber. This is particularly true of Communist Block arms that were mysterious and rare-to-unobtainable during my youth. It uses a direct impingement gas system and striker based trigger system, The CNC Warrior receiver and trigger group are well known for their reliability and smooth action. Notices: WTB / WTS / WTT ADS The latter was not available in the United States and relatively unknown to American shooters until the Czechs moved into the Western block and joined NATO. Your email address will not be published. The CNC rail system utilizes the same mounting points as rifle’s military furniture, making installation a straightforward process. The question is what to do with the barrel. I thought it was Hellbox Armory but it seems they have redone their site since I last visited and the information is no longer there. *** ***Available for other firearm models by request. Happily for us, this did not prevent Czech Small Arms (CSA) from producing 5.56 caliber VZs as a commercial offering, and fortunately Czechpoint USA imports them in both rifle and pistol variants. There were fewer options for customizing the VZ58 compared to the AK, but this has changed with the import of the rifle in greater numbers and the production of American copies. The final result is an exceptional rail system for the VZ58. This buttstock is machined completely from 6061 T6 aluminum billet and black hardcoated for a durable matte black finish. It has plenty of rail space for optics and accessories. GunBroker – While Gunbroker doesn’t make receivers receivers will show up on there from time to time, it is where I found Assault Weapons of Ohio. This is obvious in the photo below, but it unclear if it’s going to affect anything. This too is an advantage of the VZ design guaranteeing a tight fit for both the original handguard and CNC unit. No Reviews. While I love both platforms, I find myself taking the VZ out to the range more often due to its better handling and shooting characteristics. Reverse the process to install the CNC Warrior unit. I was a few years too late to start this build. See more ideas about cool websites, quad rail, gun gear. Your email address will not be published. Unlike the AK the VZ58 is striker fired, and the bolt uses a falling block locking mechanism driven by a short stroke piston. The receiver came with the barrel pin hole spot drilled. It took nearly 3 years to get a receiver, however I received it and have done an initial inspection. Coupled with a low profile optic like the Aimpoint T1 or the Bushnell TRS-25 shown, the iron sights cowitness. I found some VZ 58 kits with original receiver stubs and 4 mags for 250.00 each . A machine shop (can't recall the name) mills the receiver, Green Mountain makes the barrels, the rest is parts kit stuff. by John Howard | The Howard Files | 0 comments. Hopefully this will be of benefit to the people who want to do something similar. This fits much more tightly than the factory forearm so I had to whack the tab extending into the receiver with a rubber mallet to finish driving it in place. There are a few CAD Models available that are quite detailed and appear to be correct. *** ***Credit card will be charged at time of order. Installation of the lower handguard takes a little elbow grease but nothing strenuous. Disassemble the “stub” removing the sight and barrel retaining pin. Also is this a good price ? Write a Review. There are a few more parts that I have ordered from CNC Warrior that will take a few days to arrive, but there’s still some work that I can do in the meantime.. The 5.56 caliber rifle uses its own well designed polymer magazines. I opted to invest in a solid supply of the factory magazines. Comparable in length to fixed M4 stock adapters. While this does involve a minor parts swap during installation, it will allow the shooter to use standard AR15 magazines. The AK pattern rifles imported in quantity during the late 80s and early 90s provided my first opportunity to start collecting communist block guns. One tip for VZ owners who are swapping handguards with various military/commercial replacements is that the pin does not have to be driven all the way out to clear the retaining tab on the original forearm. 100% Made in USA Manufactured under partnership by CNC Warrior … Sites such as Defense Distributed and Codeisfreespeech once offered these free for download but no longer do due to the threat of legal action. We did a bit of work to it to clean off the burrs but that was about it. They are generally very reliable and accurate rifles. I purchased my 5.56 caliber VZ rifle a couple years back and immediately fell in love with it. Reviews (2) Write a Review. GunBroker – While Gunbroker doesn’t make receivers receivers will show up on there from time to time, it is where I found Assault Weapons of Ohio. So knowing the VZ58 like I do I wanted to introduce you and show you how to bring this often mis-identified gem up to speed. Bonesteel Arms Folding adapter accepts pistol braces designed for AR-15. Although reluctantly under the Soviet hammer and sickle, Czechoslovakia had a long history of producing quality military arms and a strong independent streak in the design of such weapons. The VZ guns I loved already I now love even more. Due to the current crack down on 3D CAD models these models are not as easy to find as they once were. *** ***Please allow for a short wait in filling your order. VZ 58 CZ Firearms - Czech it out! Minor burrs that require nothing more than a swipe of a file to knock off. There are various websites that discuss using the receiver stubs, and their kit, to construct your own receiver. For many years I believed that the ubiquitous Kalashnikov was the only arm used as the standard rifle of the European Soviet elements. Not only is it extremely reliable, it is one of the softest recoiling guns I have fired in the caliber. Not just one that fits within a budget, but locating one in general. This problem is not unique to my build, as CNC Warrior offer trigger pins with an additional groove for an E-Clip. Honey Badger, XM2010, C22, R4, MSR, CSR, AAC, BARNES BULLETS ( Press in barrel to new receiver using the Go gage to ensure headspace is set correctly. Once completed I checked the upper and lower for play and as expected I found zero movement. It is tighter than the original, both on my CSA VZ58 and the Century VZ2008 clone. This is a good thing as it ensures that any installed optic will be stable. Some tactics never die, they just get regenerated, CNC Warrior complete upper and lower handguard system, How to Install Remington 700 Stock – Grayboe Ridgeback, NOT an AR! Most people will not care about where I purchased the kit. They may not be heat treated properly. Most of the gun is outsourced. Copyright © 2020 SHWAT™ | All Right Reserved. Here are the steps that remain to complete the build (assuming all goes well and I don’t mess it up or I’m not missing pieces). Accepts all Mil-Spec diameter buttstocks. In hindsight that is a pretty darn good deal. The entire system is lightweight and I could tell that installation of it on my rifle would not significantly increase weight. The CNC rail system utilizes the same mounting points as rifle’s military furniture, making installation a straightforward process. The Bonesteel design is not bulky at all. This unit is both effective at reducing flash and looks great on the weapon. Don’t get me wrong, I love the AK in both 7.62×39 and 5.56. *** Manufactured under partnership by CNC Warrior llc . My own experience with both Czech produced and American copies of the VZ58 supports this assertion. this version is in a … In my case these did not need to be adjusted to obtain a tight fit. These receivers come in the “white” meaning no paint or blueing has been applied to the metal. I will be the first to admit this did not go as planned. Threaded barrel extension that will extend the barrel to beyond the legal limit and give the 14x1RH threads for VZ-58 compatible muzzle devices. My rifle as shown still weighs less than a stamped AK-47 in its factory original configuration. CNC Warrior actually provides a solution to this problem. So the $650 dollar complete rifle at the pawn shop was a good deal. Should you find yourself in the same boat as I was. The Czech rifle also weighs in around a pound less than the average stamped AK, and is a slimmer, more compact design. Assault Weapons of Ohio – This is the company I purchased my reciever from. As can be seen in my installation pictures, the rail system went on without a hitch.Â, The process is extremely simple and only requires a minimal amount of elbow grease. Installation begins with removal of the original VZ upper handguard. This is accomplished by pressing out the retention pen until it stops. The handguard simply lifts off.Â. So just know I found it in a pawn shop. This lead to domestic arms designs that differed from those of the other members of the Warsaw Pact. VZ rifles are owned and loved by many in the USA. Stay away from any old Ohio Rapid Fire receivers. We’ve supplied industrial, aerospace, and military customers with quality machined parts since 1955. Again, this is a great design and ensures tight fit with no play. It was one more step that needed to be taken care of before I could legally press the barrel into the receiver. The Total is $765 and we haven’t really gotten into it yet. 58 Pi is a vz58 P with a rail for NSP2 night sights. Hi. VZ-58: Muzzle Brake and Extension Install I received the muzzle brake and extension over the weekend and was anxious to get it installed. While loving the rifle is a good reason to accessorize it, I chose to install the CNC Warrior rail system on the 5.56 VZ to see if there were any compatibility issues with this variant. There were none. So light and reliable. I've checked CNC Warrior and Apex and … It provides spring pressure for the rear takedown pin detent, the safety detents, and both the semi-auto sear and the auto sear. They plan to do builds or quantity sales. So soft that when I added the same CNC Warrior Slovak pattern brake that does amazing work taming my 7.62×39 VZs, I found it overcompensated the 5.56, pushing the muzzle below line-of-site when firing. We now offer an ever-growing variety of firearms parts and related products to end users everywhere. I have heard some shooters criticize this but such concerns are unwarranted. The receiver will need to be finished, I am considering Cerakote, which will add a bit more to the cost. CNC Warrior is a private corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. That might be the story of the VZ58 here in America. I have also found the platform to be more accurate than the AK. It seems the Czech weapons designers focused more on accuracy during military trials, delivering better shot groups than specified by the Soviets when they developed the AK47. My first thought was to pin and weld an adapter to 5/8x24 or 14-1 left hand on and put the keymo muzzle device on that. However, the CNC Warrior unit does require it to be completely removed so their provided roll pin can be used. Deep Dive into the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus – Part 2: DMR, Binary Trigger for the Bushmaster ACR! First, they are available at a very reasonable price. Both the upper and lower handguard sections are nicely machined. The two components align perfectly with one another and with the rifle barrel. Growing up during the Cold War cemented my love for the military arms of that era. Includes ultralight TactLite buttstock. When Czechoslovakia escaped the bonds of the Warsaw Pact and moved towards joining NATO, their military began development of 5.56 caliber firearms. Several directions of weapons design were explored including adopting a VZ58 in that caliber. Enter your email address to subscribe to The Ballistic Assistant and get notified when new contents is posted, Favorite Cartridge’s & Cartridge’s of Interest. If none of these options are available there may be a few other options but they all take a machine shop and some knowledge. Should the shooter want to tune fit further there are four set screws located on each side, front and back on the mount. VZ-58: Barrel Pin Install. I ended up swapping the brake for a CNC produced Modular Phantom flash hider as shown in the pictures. I had a tab welded on mine for $20. Dave Bahde – Dr. WT…? There was no parts list to speak of so I will be discovering what else I’ll need as I go through the build. As for lengthening the barrel, you can do what Czechpoint (Used to be D Technik) did to earlier rifles and weld a brake or muzzle extender to the end of the barrel. We now offer an ever-growing variety of firearms related products to customers throughout the USA. I have no doubt that this mount will return to zero if removed for cleaning. The cross pin ensures that the mount must be returned to the exact same position each time it is installed, while the tight fit eliminates play. After that I was able to drive it on with some effort. Required fields are marked *. Got a CNC Warrior brake for it as well. In our previous trigger work we purchased the 1 piece sear, and a new trigger, from CNC Warrior. The VZ58 (model 58) is a 7.62×39mm rifle designed and manufactured in Czechoslovakia and accepted into service in the late 1950s as the 7.62 mm samopal vzor 58 (“7.62mm submachine gun model 1958”), replacing the vz. CNC Warrior is a private corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. You will want to use a brass punch to ensure that the pin does not deform. Once the pin is driven out the factory lower the handguard simply slides off the rifle. The VZ58 backstory here is intriguing. At least the “cheap” notion has. This new "Bone Stock", manufactured by CNC Warrior, is designed particularly with AK variant guns in mind but will work very well on a wide variety of guns. I thought it would be a neat kit build to do, I bought it without doing any research on the rifle or even making sure the kit was complete. Upon initial inspection of two piece the rail system several things stood out. The Bonesteel design is not bulky at all. The toughest part of this build so far has been locating a new receiver. I wasn’t sure what to expect when drilling the hole. Hello, I have all of the trigger parts I need for my VZ58 build except the damn one-piece semi auto sear.. We’ve supplied industrial, aerospace, and military customers with quality machined parts since 1955. I received the barrel pin from CNC Warrior . We're releasing a very limited quantity of these superb receivers from our most recent run. So I bought one of those folder kits from Apex and have sourced a receiver. Was on the forums a few years ago but my registration dropped for some reason. Mine has great accuracy and great reliability using FMJ, HP, and SP rounds. CNC Warrior – They do occasional runs. It shoots the ever popular 7.62 X 39 round. There is a difference in the length of the “well” that holds the forearm shroud in place. The replacement roll pin was a bit difficult to start so I pinched the end slightly in my vice. Well, Centerfire Systems has a special on Czech VZ58s for $349 and an accessory pack with pouch, 4 mags, bayonet, cleaning kit, etc for $79.. Discussion Starter • #1 • 7 mo ago. It was only later on that I became aware that this was a major oversight. I need to update a few things but the print will be available on the VZ-58 Projects page. 24521 .223 Galil Pistol Receiver with Scope Mount Our Price: $649.99 Galil style .223 Receiver I’ll detail my successes and failures. Same proven design as our folding stocks. 31 talking about this. The rail system slightly increases the rifle’s weight, but not enough to affect shooting this already lightweight gun. CNC Warrior CNC Warrior offers all of the individual components for a VZ-58 trigger assembly. *** Who knows if all the small components were there. I’m very pleased with my purchases from CNC Warrior. Assault Weapons of Ohio definitely does some professional work, and it’s an impressive bit of machining. Mechanically this design is similar in simplicity to the AK-47, and according to its military users every bit as reliable. This is a great advantage to the CNC Warrior mount over cheaper, polymer handguard options that are too high for cowitness and will not retain zero if removed for cleaning.Â. Collapses to 1.625" from receiver. The VZ58 is a very highly regarded weapon with many distinct features. CNC Warrior publicly announced their intent to withdraw from retail sales/production of receivers. CNC Warrior does limited runs of very high quality receivers for the 58. A number of quality weapons were produced, including the CZ75, VZ 61 Skorpion, and the excellent VZ58 rifle. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. The result of all this? I opted no to go this route due to the process involved, but it seems to work. 52 self-loading rifle and the 7.62×25mm Tokarev Sa 24 and Sa 26 submachine guns. (Click on picture to be taken to their site) The threaded extension is cheap, and it is the way I will go. I love it. VZ 58; HOME ... ***Requires a hole in rear of receiver. Very handy. Shorter than any folding M4 stock adapter. When I was considering building my own receiver I was able to get enough information to build my own CAD model and put together a print. We now offer an ever-growing variety of firearms related products to customers throughout the USA. – Franklin Armory BFSIII™ ACR-C1 Installation and Review Video, I Was Dead Wrong About McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, How the Maker Overwatch Field 62 Grain .223 Expanding Ammunition Changed My Love Life,, Remington at Gunsite! $65 dollars for the Go/NoGo gages I’ll need for assembly. You know that awkward feeling of being greeted by someone who thinks they know who you are when in fact they are mistaken?