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Combloc
September 27, 2016, 20:28
Finally, after a loooong time looking, I came home with a D-Technik in the hard to find grey finish. When I bought my black one back in 2006ish when they first came out, grey was as easy to get as saying, "Hey! Send me one." But, I was dumb and didn't buy one at the time only to later regret it. Today, I rectified that. So, it took me ten years to get it but it was worth the wait. While it has been shot, it must have been very little. Other than a bit of carbon staining on the piston, it looks new. I'm very pleased with it and now by little VZ58 buddy has a buddy of his own! I can't believe I didn't have the sense to buy one of each back then but then again, I'm not too smart!

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/VZ58/P1140543_zpss3waln4k.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/VZ58/P1140543_zpss3waln4k.jpg.html)


Part of what's fun about these rifles is all the little variations from one to another; almost none are identical. It seems that the Czechs were always refining the details of various parts in order to save weight and or simplify production. I don't know which parts are early production and which are late production, only that things changed over time.
For example, note the slightly different markings on the rear sights:

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/VZ58/P1140545_zpsck9mxtyo.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/VZ58/P1140545_zpsck9mxtyo.jpg.html)


Differences in the front sight bases:

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/VZ58/P1140546_zpsddkkbevv.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/VZ58/P1140546_zpsddkkbevv.jpg.html)


Thin and wide trigger guards. Note also the different magazine releases:

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/VZ58/P1140547_zpspeqmbqwx.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/VZ58/P1140547_zpspeqmbqwx.jpg.html)


Even the markings applied by D-Technik differ depending on when the rifle was built:

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/VZ58/P1140553_zpscqkxmbyp.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/VZ58/P1140553_zpscqkxmbyp.jpg.html)
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/VZ58/P1140551_zpscchucumd.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/VZ58/P1140551_zpscchucumd.jpg.html)


There are other differences as well, both external and internal, but I didn't take pictures of those. Maybe I'll so a short write-up at some point comparing the two. That would be fun I think! I know some of you guys have these things. Please post your up as I'd love to see it!

rbgonoles
September 27, 2016, 21:08
Sweet! I love my VZ2008s. Always wanted a D-Technik. That grey is the Tits:bow:

hansellhd
September 27, 2016, 21:48
Congratulations bro, I know you were looking for the last year or so. I sold off the one i had 2 years ago.

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/DSCN2045_zps21e3229c.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/DSCN2045_zps21e3229c.jpg.html)

Replaced it with this.

http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a443/hansellhd/13e26e53-25ab-4461-b4c1-b455452fbc0a_zpscsct3ps6.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/hansellhd/media/13e26e53-25ab-4461-b4c1-b455452fbc0a_zpscsct3ps6.jpg.html)

Looking forward to your night scope mods.

Trypcil
September 27, 2016, 22:58
Dead Sexy!

Genetically Swiss
September 27, 2016, 23:01
I love the vz58's. Great carbines. Nice pair.

GS