My Trifecta


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Langenator
May 25, 2006, 11:42 PM
With my pickup of a Rashid at the gunshow last weekend, I now have an example of each type of 7.62x39 semi-auto military rifle.

From top to bottom:
VZ-52/57 SHE
Rashid
Yugo M59/66

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/langenator/762x39s.jpg

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Preacherman
May 26, 2006, 12:40 AM
Neat! Is the Rashid deliberately made in the likeness of an M1 Carbine? There's more than a passing resemblance.

Langenator
May 26, 2006, 01:52 AM
As far as I can tell from the rather sketchy info on the web, the Rasheed is simply a 7.62x39 shrink of the 8mm Hakim (which, of course, was a copy of the 6.5x55 AG-42B Ljungman).

But now that you mention it, the front end does have quite a resemblance.

.45Guy
May 26, 2006, 04:30 PM
I have a spare mag for the 52/57 if you need one. Also, did it happen to come from WI? Looks exactly like the one I traded to Lock, Stock, & Barrel. It would be kind of interesting to find out it made it cross country:)

Langenator
May 26, 2006, 06:35 PM
I think the guy I bought it from was from ID, although he claimed to be selling it for a friend. (This may or may not have been a ruse so he wouldn't have to negotiate on price.)

If it helps, the SN was two digits repeated, those two digits being the reverse of the name of a lumber company.

DMK
May 26, 2006, 07:58 PM
Nice collection!

Ive been looking for one of those VZ-52/57s for a while.

Now you need an AK and a Valmet and a vz.58 and a.... ;)

KaceCoyote
May 26, 2006, 08:52 PM
Wow, what wood is that VZ made from?

cracked butt
May 26, 2006, 09:18 PM
Nice rifles:cool:

Langenator
May 27, 2006, 12:28 AM
Not sure about the wood. It looks a lot like the wood used on Finnish Mosins, but a bit less dark and with more of a yellow tint.

I'm just glad Century didn't get to it with that God-awful truckbed liner crap.

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