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Shakeyjake
07-27-2013, 08:15 AM
I was just flipping through my latest issue of Canadian Access To Firearms and noticed a VZ52 7.62 X 45 for $995. I picked one up in 1999 for $200 and it came with 2 mags and 200 rounds, although its not in the best shape. Did these things shoot up in value or is this some kind of special unit? There's no description other than caliber and Czech NR4084.

lone-wolf
07-28-2013, 12:53 PM
I don't think there is many unconverted ones around.

That's my only guess.

Plus people like to ask for ridiculous amounts.

Shakeyjake
07-28-2013, 02:09 PM
I don't think there is many unconverted ones around.

That's my only guess.

Plus people like to ask for ridiculous amounts.

Do you mean converted auto? I'm not 100% sure but I believe these were all semi auto, a Czech version of an SKS. I've seen ones in good shape lately where sellers are asking $500-$600 plus shipping, don't know if they get that though. The seller is some sort of collectors dealer, so you'd think they know what they got and a good idea of its value.

CGO
07-28-2013, 02:13 PM
Do you mean converted auto? I'm not 100% sure but I believe these were all semi auto, a Czech version of an SKS. I've seen ones in good shape lately where sellers are asking $500-$600 plus shipping, don't know if they get that though. The seller is some sort of collectors dealer, so you'd think they know what they got and a good idea of its value.

Most were converted from 7.62x45 to 7.62x39. I believe that is what he meant by converted.

lone-wolf
07-28-2013, 02:57 PM
Most were converted from 7.62x45 to 7.62x39. I believe that is what he meant by converted.

Yes, sir.

Shakeyjake
07-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Most were converted from 7.62x45 to 7.62x39. I believe that is what he meant by converted.

Weren't those referred to as VZ 52/57? I think all the 52s were 7.62 X 45. I had a smith install a sleeve in the chamber to shoot 39 and it went flying out with one of the shells after 20 or so rounds.

Code-Red
07-29-2013, 06:00 AM
I've been seeing 52/57's going for around that price as well. Not sure why either... don't get me wrong, it's a nice firearm, but not in that ballpark its not.

fenceline
07-29-2013, 11:54 PM
Weren't those referred to as VZ 52/57? I think all the 52s were 7.62 X 45. I had a smith install a sleeve in the chamber to shoot 39 and it went flying out with one of the shells after 20 or so rounds.

vz52 were all 7.62x45

vz52/57 were 7.62x39