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Anyone Knowledgeable On The VZ58?

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  1. Sks39

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    My question is, is there a way to tell a factory surplus magazine from an aftermarket on the VZ58 rifle?
     
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    Typically the aluminum surplus mags are painted in a dark blue-grey enamel paint. I'm sure there are other indicators as well.
     
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    I'm not aware of metal aftermarket Vz58 magazines in the US market, link? I would love to find some 20 rnd mags, even plastics mags. I don't think any plastics VZ mags out there anyway. I think there are Korean made aftermarket steel VZ58 30 rnd mags in Canada, but there are not in US. Surplus original mags are aluminum.
     
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    From a quick look I found Sarco has Czech VZ 58 30 round mags. for $17.95. Look to be blued, all steel, in new condition. You might want to see if they're factory surplus or aftermarket as the listing description doesn't say. Apex Gun Parts has original Czech VZ 58 gray aluminum 30 round mags for $29.75. Midway had original surplus mags from $14.99 to $24.99 but are sold out. Ohio Ordnance has some VZ 58 parts but no mags.
     
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    Look at the baseplate - new ones will be good solid, thick plates. CzechpointUSA sells 922 complaint mags and surplus mags. The surplus ones tend to be worn all over.
     
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    I dont have a link. I just assumed there were after market mags. I just wanted to make sure I didnt buy any that were after market. I picked up one at a local gun show and it had no markings on it. So I didnt know?
     
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    I'll check them out. Thanks
     
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    CzechpointUSA takes surplus mag bodies and makes them US compliant. There haven't been any new mags made since 1986, IIRC.
     
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    As far as I know all Czech made mags are aluminum not steel. Some have been painted black, most are gray. For some odd reason we can only get the 30 rounders.
    They come in 5, 10, 15 and 20 round versions but only available in Europe.
     
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