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Old March 18, 2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Just got a VZ58

Maybe some of you remember a thread I started some time about a VZ58, and I had to decide between three barrel lenghts 7.5", 12" and 16". Well, finally I bought the 12" model with folding stock, my friend was in the city so I asked him if he could pick it up. So it will be here in a few days but here's the pic:
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Old March 18, 2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention it is in 5.56x45, because I think in the US there aren't much vz58's in 5.56.
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Old March 18, 2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Nice rifle! Are you guys allowed to have new machine guns in Uruguay?
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Old March 18, 2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Sweet! I don't know what parts you can order, but Zahal of Israel carries the AR-15 magwell adapter kit, which will let you use AR-15 magazines, if those are available down there.
Nice looking carbine, sir - we have to have a 16" barrel up here, so my SA vz-58 wears a barrel extension.
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Old March 18, 2014, 02:24 PM   #5
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Nice rifle! Are you guys allowed to have new machine guns in Uruguay?
This is not a machine gun, it's semi-auto but yes full auto is allowed with the right permit. The good thing is that here in Uruguay barrel length doesn't matter, so you can buy SBR's easily. This one would be considered already an SBR in the US. There is also no magazine capacity limit or assault weapons ban. The only thing I don't like is that you have to get through the same paperwork to buy a .30-06 than a machinegun. Because guns here are divided in two categories. There is a permit (THATA) which is the one I have, and you can buy rifles up to 6.5mm, all shotgun gauges, pistols up to 9mm, and revolvers up to .44 magnum. regardeless of barrel length and magazine capacity. All the rest you need to get a coleccionist permit stuff where you can buy anything. But it is not so easy to get.
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Old March 18, 2014, 02:27 PM   #6
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Sweet! I don't know what parts you can order, but Zahal of Israel carries the AR-15 magwell adapter kit, which will let you use AR-15 magazines, if those are available down there.
Nice looking carbine, sir - we have to have a 16" barrel up here, so my SA vz-58 wears a barrel extension.
Yeah they sell many accesories for this gun here specially the ar-15 adapter. AR-15 mags are available down here because ar-15's are available here too, the only thing is that ar's here are MUCH more expensive than these VZ58's, not sure why.
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Old March 18, 2014, 02:43 PM   #7
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Consider yourself lucky. I'd take a VZ58 over an AR-15 for carbine work any day (for long range precision shooting, the right AR is the way to go).
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Old March 19, 2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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Very cool -- enjoy! That thing would be real nice suppressed.
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Old March 19, 2014, 06:56 PM   #9
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Very cool -- enjoy! That thing would be real nice suppressed.
Thanks! Yeah I bet it's really loud with that barrel length.
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Old March 20, 2014, 09:59 AM   #10
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Nice gun.

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Old March 23, 2014, 02:52 PM   #11
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It's home finally! Pics!

Ok, the VZ58 is home now . It has a 11.75" barrel and folding stock. More pics in the next post.
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Old March 23, 2014, 03:13 PM   #12
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More pics

Here are more pics. The black magazine was painted, all 5.56x45 VZ magazines are clear/transparent. The rear sight is adjusted up to 800 m, and U is universal.
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Old March 23, 2014, 03:38 PM   #13
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Old March 23, 2014, 03:45 PM   #14
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What do you think? I still have to try it
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Old March 24, 2014, 03:45 AM   #15
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What do I think?

I think that's one hell of a cool rifle... that's what I think! I'm a little jealous. Kind of makes me want to relearn Spanish and start figuring out retirement plans in Uruguay. I wonder how they feel about American expatriates... lol.
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