Samopal Vzor 58 (Machine Gun Model 58 or "Vz.58") rifle variants are typically reliable and accurate rifles. Chambered for 7.62x39 (M43 soviet) cartridge, it is unlike an AKM and is a totally different design which many operators consider to be superior in many ways. There are absolutely no interchangeable parts with an AKM. See a comparison of AKM to the Vz.58 HERE.
A few of the distinguishing features are:
- Striker fired using linear spring, rather than hammer fired.
- Bolt uses a locking piece (like a P38) rather than a rotating locking bolt (AK, AR) or tilting bolt (SKS, STG44).
- Bolt hold-open feature standard (bolt stays open after last round fired and stays open with mag removal)
- Uses 30 round double-stack lightweight aluminum (non-rusting) mags, all with BHO standard
- Steel side folding Para (vz58v) stocks and wood-poly ("Beaver barf") furniture are easily interchanged with modern quad rails and tactical stocks.
- Short-stroke gas system cycles faster than the AKM long-stroke system.
- Design is lightweight for a milled receiver gun (lighter than a stamped receiver AKM).
- Muzzle threads are 14RH rather than 14LH (AKM).
What was done to this gun to make it a shooter...
Vz.58v Para Folder (ready to shoot and priced to sell)
w/ two mags, original removed parts, and accessories as described HERE...
Note the finish on the left side of the receiver is not smooth (see photos below). This obviously does not effect the operation of the firearm, and appearance is not bad. If your looking for a safe queen this is not it, go purchase an old D-Technik Vz.58 variant for $2500.