The VZ-82

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Pounce, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Pounce

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    A while back I picked up a VZ-82 from SOG.
    I used my C&R. Being as it's nowhere near 50 yrs. old, does anyone here know how it became C&R eligible? It doesn't seem to fit any of the requirements.The lady who took my order didn't know either.:confused:
     
  2. 1984cj

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    The ATF can add any weapon that it feels like to the C&R list.

    It's good to be the king. :(
     

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  4. Southern6er

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    VZ-82???

    I've heard of the CZ-82, but not the VZ... can you post up some pics??? Curiousity has me wondering now!
     
  5. Pounce

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    I do believe the vz is Gov. and CZ is civie.
    The vz-82 is the one you get with a c&r and the cz-83 is the civilian where you need a ffl 1.

    The vz-52 CESKA ZBROJOVKA, is not the cz although it is called that a lot.

    This is my understanding. But all the same, does anyone know why it's a c&r at only 20+?
     
  6. Gortok

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    Ceska Zbrojovka is the manufacturer. It translates to Czech Armory.
    CZ is the abbreviation.
    VZ or VZOR translates to "model"

    So, you have a CZ vzor 82.

    They were made in 9mm makarov 9x18 and in 32acp.

    CZ made vzors 27, 38, 50, 52, 70, 75, 82, 83, 85, 97, 100 and a joint effort with Colt "40". Their latest efforts include P01 P06, P07 and many others. Not to mention excellent rifles.

    The reason the 82 are C&R is mainly because no one uses the makarov cartridge any more. (9mm and .380 dominate the market. The Makarov is between the two in size and power.)
    It's a shame really. My CZ82 is incredibly reliable and accurate. The Brown and Silver Bear Russian ammo is damn cheap, too.

    :cool:

    The "other " CZ you are referring to is the Crvena Zastava...It is manufactured in Yugoslavia. NOT the same thing. They are marketed by EAA.
     
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  7. jpattersonnh

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    The ATF picks what they feel are obselete arms/ ammo for C&R. No rhyme or reason. Just like antique. You can but a pre 1899 rifle without any background check, or you can buy the same basic rifle in the same caliber made in the 1950's that is C&R, or the same model again that is new manufacture and requires a standard FFL. Look at the Mauser '98. It is still manufactured today by Mauser.
     
  8. orangello

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    Nice info, but this is a 2007 vintage thread. Still good info, though.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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    I only saw the date on the post above mine. Vintage or maybe "surplus" dated thread.