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This is a 1916 dated Berthier Mle 1907/15 made by Chatellerault. These rifles were heavily used by colonial troops and the French Foreign Legion during WW1. These rifles were chambered in the standard 8mm lebel cartridge and utilized 3 round en-bloc clips that were fed into an internal mechanism within the rifle. This would later be changed to 5 round en-blocs later in the war. Roughly 435,000 of these rifles were produced. 
#rifle #lebel #verdun #bf1 #bfv #battlefield5 #dunkirk #ww1.

This is a 1916 dated Berthier Mle 1907/15 made by Chatellerault. These rifles were heavily used by colonial troops and the French Foreign Legion during WW1. These rifles were chambered in the standard 8mm lebel cartridge and utilized 3 round en-bloc clips that were fed into an internal mechanism within the rifle. This would later be changed to 5 round en-blocs later in the war. Roughly 435,000 of these rifles were produced. #rifle #lebel #verdun #bf1 #bfv #battlefield5 #dunkirk #ww1 ...

Today we have the Austro-Hungarian M95 straight pull rifle. This rifle is chambered in the original 8x50r cartridge, as well as being the original full length that the rifles were produced with. The majority of these rifles were shortened as well as rechambered for the newer spitzer 8x56r cartridge. This makes for finding original examples like this slightly difficult. The M95 was fielded from 1895 until the collapse of the Austrian-Hungarian empire in 1918. Although the rifles and carbines would be utilized by multiple smaller nations and groups well into the 1940’s. Specifically the Germans, who would issue them to rear echelon troops during their occupation of Austria, where ammunition would be produced under military supervision. This tends to be the majority of surplus ammo that can still be rarely found today. The rifles were used to great extent even after the Second World War, today they can be found throughout the world and insurgent numbers in the American surplus market. Some variants of this rifle were developed later in Yugoslavia to try and lengthen the service life of these rifles. One of these conversions would be the M95/24 (M95m) conversion, which would rechamber the rifle into the 8mm mauser cartridge. 
#rifle #wwi #austriahungary #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily #pew #ammo #gunsofig.

Today we have the Austro-Hungarian M95 straight pull rifle. This rifle is chambered in the original 8x50r cartridge, as well as being the original full length that the rifles were produced with. The majority of these rifles were shortened as well as rechambered for the newer spitzer 8x56r cartridge. This makes for finding original examples like this slightly difficult. The M95 was fielded from 1895 until the collapse of the Austrian-Hungarian empire in 1918. Although the rifles and carbines would be utilized by multiple smaller nations and groups well into the 1940’s. Specifically the Germans, who would issue them to rear echelon troops during their occupation of Austria, where ammunition would be produced under military supervision. This tends to be the majority of surplus ammo that can still be rarely found today. The rifles were used to great extent even after the Second World War, today they can be found throughout the world and insurgent numbers in the American surplus market. Some variants of this rifle were developed later in Yugoslavia to try and lengthen the service life of these rifles. One of these conversions would be the M95/24 (M95m) conversion, which would rechamber the rifle into the 8mm mauser cartridge. #rifle #wwi #austriahungary #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily #pew #ammo #gunsofig ...

The Karabiner Model 1931 was the Swiss Standard issue rifle from 1933 to 1958. It was the pinnacle design of the straight pull Schmidt-Rubin rifle. Chambered in 7.5x55 Swiss, it has a 6 round removable magazine that is designed to be reloaded using disposable fiberboard chargers. Compared to the previous 1911 models the K31 featured a shortened receiver and barrel length. These rifles are some of the most accurate military surplus rifle ever produced, rivaled only by Swedish Mausers and accurized versions of other rifles. In inclusion all surplus ammo made by the Swiss is match quality and cannot be replicated without great time and expense. The level of craftsmanship and direct work put into each rifle is unprecedented and impressive to say the least. A project was done to gauge how expensive it would be for a modern gun manufacturer to produce an exact replica of the K31 using the same quality materials and machining of the original rifles. It was found that to break even the company would have to charge nearly $2,800 a rifle. This was a mind boggling fact to learn about for me, and really shows the quality the Swiss manufactures practiced when making these legendary rifles. Although these rifles never were used in combat, it is believed they would have fared well. 
#rifle #swissalps #swissgun #k31 #milsurp #milsurpguys #guns #pewpewlife #rangeday #ammo #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily.

The Karabiner Model 1931 was the Swiss Standard issue rifle from 1933 to 1958. It was the pinnacle design of the straight pull Schmidt-Rubin rifle. Chambered in 7.5x55 Swiss, it has a 6 round removable magazine that is designed to be reloaded using disposable fiberboard chargers. Compared to the previous 1911 models the K31 featured a shortened receiver and barrel length. These rifles are some of the most accurate military surplus rifle ever produced, rivaled only by Swedish Mausers and accurized versions of other rifles. In inclusion all surplus ammo made by the Swiss is match quality and cannot be replicated without great time and expense. The level of craftsmanship and direct work put into each rifle is unprecedented and impressive to say the least. A project was done to gauge how expensive it would be for a modern gun manufacturer to produce an exact replica of the K31 using the same quality materials and machining of the original rifles. It was found that to break even the company would have to charge nearly $2,800 a rifle. This was a mind boggling fact to learn about for me, and really shows the quality the Swiss manufactures practiced when making these legendary rifles. Although these rifles never were used in combat, it is believed they would have fared well. #rifle #swissalps #swissgun #k31 #milsurp #milsurpguys #guns #pewpewlife #rangeday #ammo #gunsofinstagram #gunsdaily ...

The Webley Mk. VI was one of the standard issue sidearm of Great Britain from 1887 to 1963. Chambered in the rimmed .455 Webley cartridge, this revolver had fantastic stoping power from its heavy 265 grain projectile. This particular model is in original condition and does not have a shaved cylinder that many of these revolvers were modified to have. This was done by those here in the states who wanted to use moon clips and 45 acp out of their revolvers. (Do NOT run modern 45 ACP out of a converted revolver, special loaded 45 ACP should only be used.) The Webley is a top break revolver, which were quite popular early in the 20th century. The Top break design allows for all of its spent cases to be ejected at once upon opening, leaving an empty revolver to be loaded. They Webley revolver was heavily used during the Boar War and well into WW1 until it was to be replaced by the Enfield No2 revolver. Although do to production speed the Webley Mk. VI would be used throughout the Second World War as well.

#handgun #glock #pewpewpew #milsurp #militarysurplus #milsurpguys #revolver #westernfront #wwi #ww1.

The Webley Mk. VI was one of the standard issue sidearm of Great Britain from 1887 to 1963. Chambered in the rimmed .455 Webley cartridge, this revolver had fantastic stoping power from its heavy 265 grain projectile. This particular model is in original condition and does not have a shaved cylinder that many of these revolvers were modified to have. This was done by those here in the states who wanted to use moon clips and 45 acp out of their revolvers. (Do NOT run modern 45 ACP out of a converted revolver, special loaded 45 ACP should only be used.) The Webley is a top break revolver, which were quite popular early in the 20th century. The Top break design allows for all of its spent cases to be ejected at once upon opening, leaving an empty revolver to be loaded. They Webley revolver was heavily used during the Boar War and well into WW1 until it was to be replaced by the Enfield No2 revolver. Although do to production speed the Webley Mk. VI would be used throughout the Second World War as well. #handgun #glock #pewpewpew #milsurp #militarysurplus #milsurpguys #revolver #westernfront #wwi #ww1 ...

The Enfield No2 Mk.I* revolver was the British sidearm that was intended to replace the Webley Mark VI revolver. This particular handgun is 1943 dated, this model is chambered in the British 38/200 cartridge (very similar to 38 S&W) these handguns saw service during the Second World War and were manufactured primarily by RSAF Enfield. These revolvers were used by the British army and colonial armies under British control. The history of the Enfield revolvers is quite interesting. These rifles were based of three revolver designs of the time, mostly inspired by the Webley and the inner workings of Colt revolvers. The Enfield company was sued by the Webley company for infringement on their patents, Enfield would be found in partial error and have to pay Webley a measly 1,000 dollars. In inclusion the Webley No. 2 would be fielded with a 200 grain lead cartridge, but would later be reduced to a 158 grain jacketed bullet to prevent from violating international rules of war regarding overly traumatic wounds caused by ammunition. This would in turn to cause the cartridge to be quite anemic and many field reports arose regarding its inefficiency. This much mirrored the issues brought to light regarding the United States’ 1892 Colt and its chambering in 38 Colt. During the Second World War the factories assembling these revolvers would not be able to keep up with the demand, this would result in the return of issuing Webley Mk. VI revolvers. 
#revolvers #wheelgunwednesday #raf #enfield #webley #pistol #pewlife #gunsdailyusa.

The Enfield No2 Mk.I* revolver was the British sidearm that was intended to replace the Webley Mark VI revolver. This particular handgun is 1943 dated, this model is chambered in the British 38/200 cartridge (very similar to 38 S&W) these handguns saw service during the Second World War and were manufactured primarily by RSAF Enfield. These revolvers were used by the British army and colonial armies under British control. The history of the Enfield revolvers is quite interesting. These rifles were based of three revolver designs of the time, mostly inspired by the Webley and the inner workings of Colt revolvers. The Enfield company was sued by the Webley company for infringement on their patents, Enfield would be found in partial error and have to pay Webley a measly 1,000 dollars. In inclusion the Webley No. 2 would be fielded with a 200 grain lead cartridge, but would later be reduced to a 158 grain jacketed bullet to prevent from violating international rules of war regarding overly traumatic wounds caused by ammunition. This would in turn to cause the cartridge to be quite anemic and many field reports arose regarding its inefficiency. This much mirrored the issues brought to light regarding the United States’ 1892 Colt and its chambering in 38 Colt. During the Second World War the factories assembling these revolvers would not be able to keep up with the demand, this would result in the return of issuing Webley Mk. VI revolvers. #revolvers #wheelgunwednesday #raf #enfield #webley #pistol #pewlife #gunsdailyusa ...

The US Colt M1892 chambered in .38 Long Colt. This particular handgun was made in 1904 and was the U.S. Military's standard sidearm until the 1909 service revolver in 45 colt was adopted. Prior in 1899, combat reports arose from the Philippines campaign regarding the poor performance of the 38 colt cartridge. It was reported that it repeatedly failed to stop charging rebels and tribesmen at close ranges, even when hit multiple times. This would be furthered as Marines stationed in China during the boxer rebellion reportedly had supply’s of the revolvers, they would experience the same issues as their counterparts in the Philippines. This would lead to the adoption of the 45 ACP cartridge later with the 1911. The M1892 is unique as it is the only Colt made with a counter clockwise rotating cylinder. It was used as a secondarily issued sidearm in WWI as supply's of the 1911 had quickly run dry. An interesting story regarding the 1892 revolver was that a Model 1892 revolver was exhumed from the wreckage of the USS Maine after it was sunk in the Havana Harbor in 1898. It was presented to Theodore Roosevelt, who at the time held the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy. (Who would later become the President of the United States) During his time in Cuba during the Spanish American war Roosevelt brandished the same pistol to rally the soldiers under his command during the attack on San Juan Hill. The revolver later was housed in a museum where it was stolen and returned twice. 
#colt #revolver #teddyroosevelt #ww1 #spanishamericanwar #roughriders #marines #army #singleaction.

The US Colt M1892 chambered in .38 Long Colt. This particular handgun was made in 1904 and was the U.S. Military's standard sidearm until the 1909 service revolver in 45 colt was adopted. Prior in 1899, combat reports arose from the Philippines campaign regarding the poor performance of the 38 colt cartridge. It was reported that it repeatedly failed to stop charging rebels and tribesmen at close ranges, even when hit multiple times. This would be furthered as Marines stationed in China during the boxer rebellion reportedly had supply’s of the revolvers, they would experience the same issues as their counterparts in the Philippines. This would lead to the adoption of the 45 ACP cartridge later with the 1911. The M1892 is unique as it is the only Colt made with a counter clockwise rotating cylinder. It was used as a secondarily issued sidearm in WWI as supply's of the 1911 had quickly run dry. An interesting story regarding the 1892 revolver was that a Model 1892 revolver was exhumed from the wreckage of the USS Maine after it was sunk in the Havana Harbor in 1898. It was presented to Theodore Roosevelt, who at the time held the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy. (Who would later become the President of the United States) During his time in Cuba during the Spanish American war Roosevelt brandished the same pistol to rally the soldiers under his command during the attack on San Juan Hill. The revolver later was housed in a museum where it was stolen and returned twice. #colt #revolver #teddyroosevelt #ww1 #spanishamericanwar #roughriders #marines #army #singleaction ...

The Hakim is a semi automatic rifle chambered in the 8x57 mauser cartridge. It is based off of the Swedish Ljungman Ag/42 rifle which was chambered in 6.5x55 Swedish. The Ag/42 was produced from 1942 until as late as 1960. Although during the 1950’s the Egyptians began to buy the tooling to produce their Hakim rifle. The Egyptians built around 70,000 rifles and used them in the 6 days war with Israel. The rifle is fitted with a removable 10 round box magazine, and is capable of being fed with stripper clips. The rifle has a fully adjustable gas system and was fitted with a muzzle break to mitigate recoil. The rifle is unique as it uses a gas tube system much like the M16 series of rifles. The Hakim eventually was replaced with the AK series of rifles and many never saw anything more than training maneuvers. The Egyptians also experimented with a smaller carbine version of the Hakim. It was chambered in 7.62x39 and was a scaled down version the Hakim action, it was known as the Rasheed. The Rasheed was only built in limited numbers and never was widely used so to the eventual use of the Kalashnikov AK series of rifles. 
#rifle #ww2 #gunsdaily #pewpewpew #milsurp #militarysurplus #2a #shootingrange #gunsofinstagram.

The Hakim is a semi automatic rifle chambered in the 8x57 mauser cartridge. It is based off of the Swedish Ljungman Ag/42 rifle which was chambered in 6.5x55 Swedish. The Ag/42 was produced from 1942 until as late as 1960. Although during the 1950’s the Egyptians began to buy the tooling to produce their Hakim rifle. The Egyptians built around 70,000 rifles and used them in the 6 days war with Israel. The rifle is fitted with a removable 10 round box magazine, and is capable of being fed with stripper clips. The rifle has a fully adjustable gas system and was fitted with a muzzle break to mitigate recoil. The rifle is unique as it uses a gas tube system much like the M16 series of rifles. The Hakim eventually was replaced with the AK series of rifles and many never saw anything more than training maneuvers. The Egyptians also experimented with a smaller carbine version of the Hakim. It was chambered in 7.62x39 and was a scaled down version the Hakim action, it was known as the Rasheed. The Rasheed was only built in limited numbers and never was widely used so to the eventual use of the Kalashnikov AK series of rifles. #rifle #ww2 #gunsdaily #pewpewpew #milsurp #militarysurplus #2a #shootingrange #gunsofinstagram ...

Today we have the Remington 81 Woodmaster in 300 Savage. The 81 Woodmaster was the commercial successor to the earlier Remington Model 8. The Model 8 was originally named the Remington Autoloading Rifle and began production in 1906 until its name was changed in 1911. The Remington Mode 8 was the first commercially successful semiautomatic rifle sold in the United States. Engineered by John Moses Browning it was soon patented and went into production. The rifle was tested for possible use for WW1 but never came to fruition as it was costly to manufacture and concerns of reliability became apparent. It was a revolutionary design that changed the way many started to view rifles for military and civilian use. The Model 8 utilizes a Long-Recoil operating system. In which the barrel travels backwards with the bolt and ejects the cartridge after firing. The rifle would be offered in 4 calibers initially (25 Remington, 30 Remington, 32 Remington, and 35 Remington.) The rifle has a fixed 5 round magazine and has the ability to feed from a stripper clip. The Model 8 is famous for being one of the rifles responsible for shooting the crime duo Bonnie & Clyde. Later in 1936, the Model 8 would be discontinued, and the Model 81 would be introduced into the market. It would be offered in a new cartridge 300 savage, as well as 3 of the original calibers excluding 25 Remington. (Which was dropped due to poor sales and reputation among shooters) The Model 81 Woodmaster would go on to be produced until 1950 when Remington dropped the rifle from its production line.

#bf1 #battlefield5 #battlefield1 #battlefieldv #gunsdaily #hunting #worldwar1 #pewlife #gunz #remington.

Today we have the Remington 81 Woodmaster in 300 Savage. The 81 Woodmaster was the commercial successor to the earlier Remington Model 8. The Model 8 was originally named the Remington Autoloading Rifle and began production in 1906 until its name was changed in 1911. The Remington Mode 8 was the first commercially successful semiautomatic rifle sold in the United States. Engineered by John Moses Browning it was soon patented and went into production. The rifle was tested for possible use for WW1 but never came to fruition as it was costly to manufacture and concerns of reliability became apparent. It was a revolutionary design that changed the way many started to view rifles for military and civilian use. The Model 8 utilizes a Long-Recoil operating system. In which the barrel travels backwards with the bolt and ejects the cartridge after firing. The rifle would be offered in 4 calibers initially (25 Remington, 30 Remington, 32 Remington, and 35 Remington.) The rifle has a fixed 5 round magazine and has the ability to feed from a stripper clip. The Model 8 is famous for being one of the rifles responsible for shooting the crime duo Bonnie & Clyde. Later in 1936, the Model 8 would be discontinued, and the Model 81 would be introduced into the market. It would be offered in a new cartridge 300 savage, as well as 3 of the original calibers excluding 25 Remington. (Which was dropped due to poor sales and reputation among shooters) The Model 81 Woodmaster would go on to be produced until 1950 when Remington dropped the rifle from its production line. #bf1 #battlefield5 #battlefield1 #battlefieldv #gunsdaily #hunting #worldwar1 #pewlife #gunz #remington ...

Today we have the VZ-52/57 which has a unique and interesting history, much like any other milsurp. This model in chambered in 7.62x39 and is simply a rechambered version of the VZ-52. The VZ-52 was the product of Czechoslovakia’s need for a new semi automatic battle rifle after the Second World War. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia firearm production was limited to K98 and MG-34 production. After the war engineers began to tinker with a new ballistic cartridge known as the 7.5x45. This cartridge would later be modified to the 7.62x45 that would be very close to its Soviet counterpart the 7.62x39. The VZ-52 itself looks similar to the SKS but is a little larger, the VZ would go into production for 5 years until pressure from the Soviet Union would result in the Czechs adopting the 7.62x39 cartridge. This change would result in the Rifles made after 1957 to be renamed the VZ-52/57 due to the new cartridge being used. Eventually the VZ design would fall to the wayside and be replaced by the SKS, AK and Vz-58 series of rifles. I definitely think if this rifle had some more minor development and had the development process of the SKS, that it would have been very popular. In my opinion the VZ rifle and design is superior to the SKS series of rifles. The lack of good examples, limited ammunition, and ultimately lack of development compared with the SKS leads to how it is viewed today among the shooting community.

#vz52 #rifles #sks #pewpew #pew #pewpewlife #milsurpguys #milsurp #gunsdaily #ammo #weaponsdaily.

Today we have the VZ-52/57 which has a unique and interesting history, much like any other milsurp. This model in chambered in 7.62x39 and is simply a rechambered version of the VZ-52. The VZ-52 was the product of Czechoslovakia’s need for a new semi automatic battle rifle after the Second World War. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia firearm production was limited to K98 and MG-34 production. After the war engineers began to tinker with a new ballistic cartridge known as the 7.5x45. This cartridge would later be modified to the 7.62x45 that would be very close to its Soviet counterpart the 7.62x39. The VZ-52 itself looks similar to the SKS but is a little larger, the VZ would go into production for 5 years until pressure from the Soviet Union would result in the Czechs adopting the 7.62x39 cartridge. This change would result in the Rifles made after 1957 to be renamed the VZ-52/57 due to the new cartridge being used. Eventually the VZ design would fall to the wayside and be replaced by the SKS, AK and Vz-58 series of rifles. I definitely think if this rifle had some more minor development and had the development process of the SKS, that it would have been very popular. In my opinion the VZ rifle and design is superior to the SKS series of rifles. The lack of good examples, limited ammunition, and ultimately lack of development compared with the SKS leads to how it is viewed today among the shooting community. #vz52 #rifles #sks #pewpew #pew #pewpewlife #milsurpguys #milsurp #gunsdaily #ammo #weaponsdaily ...

The Makarov PM was developed in the Soviet Union in 1951. Names the “9mm Pistolet Makarova” it was designed to replace the TT-33 and remaining 1895 Nagant revolvers as the standard Soviet handgun. The pistol was well regarded during its trials as have significantly reduced malfunctions in inclusion to its easy ability to be machines due to its few parts. The Makarov introduced the new 9x18 makarov cartridge, which is slightly different from the 9x19 that is contemporarily popular today. The Makarov also had a very easy disassembly process, as all that was required was to pull down the trigger guard and remove the slide. The Makarov stayed in service until 1991 as the standard Soviet and later Russian sidearm. It would officially be replaced in 2003 by the PYa Russian pistol. The PM was unique in that it utilizes a straight blowback recoil system, where the weight of the slide and the recoil spring are the only forces keeping the slide closed. There is no locking action or tilting mechanism in the pistol. This makes the Makarov a very accurate handgun with its fixed barrel and extremely reliable. This particular handgun is a Bulgarian made example, as many of the satellite states around the Soviet Union would produce their own handgun variations under their supervision.

#sovietunion #russia #russianmilitary #russianguns #ukraine #makarov #coldwar #berlinwall #pew #rangeday #milsurps #militarysurplus #milsurpguys.

The Makarov PM was developed in the Soviet Union in 1951. Names the “9mm Pistolet Makarova” it was designed to replace the TT-33 and remaining 1895 Nagant revolvers as the standard Soviet handgun. The pistol was well regarded during its trials as have significantly reduced malfunctions in inclusion to its easy ability to be machines due to its few parts. The Makarov introduced the new 9x18 makarov cartridge, which is slightly different from the 9x19 that is contemporarily popular today. The Makarov also had a very easy disassembly process, as all that was required was to pull down the trigger guard and remove the slide. The Makarov stayed in service until 1991 as the standard Soviet and later Russian sidearm. It would officially be replaced in 2003 by the PYa Russian pistol. The PM was unique in that it utilizes a straight blowback recoil system, where the weight of the slide and the recoil spring are the only forces keeping the slide closed. There is no locking action or tilting mechanism in the pistol. This makes the Makarov a very accurate handgun with its fixed barrel and extremely reliable. This particular handgun is a Bulgarian made example, as many of the satellite states around the Soviet Union would produce their own handgun variations under their supervision. #sovietunion #russia #russianmilitary #russianguns #ukraine #makarov #coldwar #berlinwall #pew #rangeday #milsurps #militarysurplus #milsurpguys ...

The Tokerev TTC is the Polish version of the Soviet designed Tokarev handgun. The Tokarev family of firearms were originally chambered in the 7.62x25 cartridge. This cartridge was very similar to the mauser made 7.63x25 cartridge used for the Broomhandle C96. The Soviets would slightly modify and increase the pressure with their newly designed ammo. The TT-33 was heavily inspired by the United States build 1911, only differing in a few ways. The Tokarev handgun would be introduced in 1930 and is still used today in limited roles. This pistol replaced the prior 1895 Nagant Revolver as the Soviet standard issue sidearm during World War II and beyond until it was replaced by the Makarov PM.

#handgun #wwii #ww2 #sovietunion #soviets #pewpewpew #rangeday #gunsdaily #milsurps #milsurp #militarysurplus #milsurpguys.

The Tokerev TTC is the Polish version of the Soviet designed Tokarev handgun. The Tokarev family of firearms were originally chambered in the 7.62x25 cartridge. This cartridge was very similar to the mauser made 7.63x25 cartridge used for the Broomhandle C96. The Soviets would slightly modify and increase the pressure with their newly designed ammo. The TT-33 was heavily inspired by the United States build 1911, only differing in a few ways. The Tokarev handgun would be introduced in 1930 and is still used today in limited roles. This pistol replaced the prior 1895 Nagant Revolver as the Soviet standard issue sidearm during World War II and beyond until it was replaced by the Makarov PM. #handgun #wwii #ww2 #sovietunion #soviets #pewpewpew #rangeday #gunsdaily #milsurps #milsurp #militarysurplus #milsurpguys ...

The pistol from yesterday’s story is the unique CZ-52 that comes from Czechoslovakia. This handgun was developed in 1952 to replace the TT33 Tokerev line of pistols. The handgun was chambered in the same 7.62x25, which was a slightly updated and improved version of the Mauser designed 7.63x25. Which was used in the Broomhandle C96. The CZ-52 was in production for only 2 short years, although during this time 200,000 pistols would be manufactured. In the second photo the unique roller locked short recoil system can be seen, the system was quite unique for a handgun of the time. While the CZ-52 was quite innovative and well built, pressure from the Soviet Union to consolidate Czechoslovakias Arsenal to the Russian standard firearms would eventually lead to this pistols short service life. Although it would be fielded from 1952 until as late as 1982, it was swiftly replaced by the Makarov design. This would not be the only example of a firearm being pushed out of service from Soviet Influence. The Czechoslovakian Standard issue rifle (the VZ-52 not to be confused with this handgun) would also be replaced by the Soviet SKS. All in all the CZ52 is a under appreciated handgun that found an awkward place in Cold War history. 
#pewpewpew #pewlife #handguns #glock #springfield #ussr #coldwar #gunsdaily #milsurp #milsurpguys #militarysurplus.

The pistol from yesterday’s story is the unique CZ-52 that comes from Czechoslovakia. This handgun was developed in 1952 to replace the TT33 Tokerev line of pistols. The handgun was chambered in the same 7.62x25, which was a slightly updated and improved version of the Mauser designed 7.63x25. Which was used in the Broomhandle C96. The CZ-52 was in production for only 2 short years, although during this time 200,000 pistols would be manufactured. In the second photo the unique roller locked short recoil system can be seen, the system was quite unique for a handgun of the time. While the CZ-52 was quite innovative and well built, pressure from the Soviet Union to consolidate Czechoslovakias Arsenal to the Russian standard firearms would eventually lead to this pistols short service life. Although it would be fielded from 1952 until as late as 1982, it was swiftly replaced by the Makarov design. This would not be the only example of a firearm being pushed out of service from Soviet Influence. The Czechoslovakian Standard issue rifle (the VZ-52 not to be confused with this handgun) would also be replaced by the Soviet SKS. All in all the CZ52 is a under appreciated handgun that found an awkward place in Cold War history. #pewpewpew #pewlife #handguns #glock #springfield #ussr #coldwar #gunsdaily #milsurp #milsurpguys #militarysurplus ...

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