Century Arms Czech VZ.58 VZ2008 Sporter Rifle 7.62×39 Semi-Auto AK-47 AKM

SOLD FOR: $1314

WOA#: WY230112JA004

Our Assessment:  The Warsaw Pact birthed many things.  Like a mother ready to burst with quadruplets, the Warsaw Pact would birth a new age tension between the free world and communism known as the Cold War which gave way to many technological advances in the effort to one up the other guy.  One of the many children born out of this Pact was none other than this VZ.58.  Czechoslovakia sought to upgrade their military with automatic rifles from their previous bolt action and very recent semi auto rifles, the VZ53.  Most Soviet influenced countries “decided” (nothing is decided in communist countries) that they would follow the classic AK47 design.  One exception, however, was the Czechs.  For some odd reason they created their fully auto rifles with a completely different design.  It might fool you, but the VZ58 has no pieces that will fit with a classic AK47 or AKM design.  The unique design gives this rifle all the more rarity in the world of firearms because there is nothing like it out there.  The VZ58 introduced many advantages over the AK like the unique magazine bolt hold open system, the significantly lighter weight, and the bolt lock system integrated into the BCG.  If you are a collector of vintage rifles, a war collector, or just a gun enthusiast, then don’t pass on this VZ.58 type rifle.  Century Arms brings us the VZ2008 Sporter, a modern rendition of the classic rifle, true to its roots with iconic impregnated bakelite furniture used from original rifle kits from Czechoslovakia. This rifle is almost new in box so please see our photos and description below and good luck on your bid!

Make: Century Arms  /  Czechoslovakia

Model: VZ2008 Sporter Rifle /   VZ.58 or Vzor 58

Serial Number: VZ05363

Year of Manufacture: 1960’s, Modern

Caliber: 7.62×39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the trunnion is marked, “VZ2008 SPORTER VZ05363”.  The left side of the receiver is marked, “CENTURY ARMS, INC. GEORGIA, VT CAL 7.62 X 39MM”.  The right side of the receiver is marked, “S” and “F” around the safety selector.

Barrel Length: 16.5” threaded.  17” with slanted muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable hooded post sight with bayonet lug underneath.  The rear sight is an adjustable leaf sight with sliding elevator.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is the original wood impregnated Bakelite furniture also known as “Beaver Barf” in the U.S.  The left side of the buttstock has a sling ring with the left side of the gas block has a small loop to attach a sling.  The buttstock has a steel buttplate.  The LOP measures 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  There are no chips or cracks.  There are some ligh scratches that hide in the impregnated bakelite surface.  The stock rates in Overall Excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  The magazines are original Vz.58 aluminum 7.62×39 30rd magazines with gray painted finish. There is some wear on the receiving end of the magazine.  Other than that it is almost pristine. They rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Anodized Black, Impregnated Bakelite

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There appears to be no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This VZ.58 type rifle is in Excellent Condition.  It retains 99% of its metal finish.  There are some light scratches here and there but nothing that is easily noticeable.  The action is smooth, the trigger is crisp, the furniture is tight to the receiver.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Total of two magazines, Owner’s Manual, and original Century Arms Box.

Century Arms Czech VZ.58 VZ2008 Sporter Rifle 7.62x39 Semi-Auto AK-47 AKM
Century Arms Czech VZ.58 VZ2008 Sporter Rifle 7.62×39 Semi-Auto AK-47 AKM