Category Archives: Czechoslovakia

Larry Vickers Tours the Sellier & Bellot Ammunition Factory

Sellier & Bellot (S&B) is one of the oldest ammunition manufacturers in the world and was founded in 1825. S&B has grown dramatically since then and was acquired by the Brazilian firm of
Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) in 2009. Americans will know CBC better as “MagTech”. Not to go too far off topic, it’s interesting to note that CBC also owns the German ammunition maker Metallwerk Elisenhütte GmbH (MEN) also.

S&B is located in the town of Vlašim, not far from Prague in the Czech Republic. The factory is on 385 acres, including a game preserve they oversee, and they are the largest employer there.

Larry Vickers, of Vickers Tactical, toured the factory and had a chance to discuss their business model with them. S&B is producing about 3 million rounds per day of pistol and rifle ammunition in 71 calibers and about 70% are exported. The two dominant calibers are 9×19 and 5.56×45 not surprisingly. Larry commented that he sees this dominance everywhere.

Larry touring the factory floor.

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MILITARY AMMO BOX 50 Cal Plastic Utility Heavy Duty Can Ammunition Storage Crate

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Ammo Crate Storage Box 4 Can Multi-Caliber Bulk Ammunition Utility Stackable

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PA-120 40mm Ammo Can/Ammunition Box 17"L x 5.5"W x 9.5"

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MTM ACR5 Ammo Crate Utility Box

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Ammo Can Field Box Ammunition Case 30-Cal Military Plastic Non Metal Waterproof

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2 Pack $8.50 Ea 30 Cal Ammo Can M19A1 Scratch and Ding SALE

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(4 PACK) 50 Cal M2A1 AMMO CAN GOOD CONDITION * FREE SHIPPING *

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Ammo Box Military Can 50 Caliber Army Storage

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RIFLE CARTRIDGE HOLDER, BULLET HOLDER AMMO BELT NATURAL LEATHER 30-06 30-30

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There is a surprising ton of vz.58 stuff for sale on eBay if you look for it

The Czech vz.58 is an interesting 7.62×39 rifle.  While at a fast glance it may look like an AK, it is actually a different design and doesn’t share any parts with the AK-47.

Outside of the military, it has a sizable following with civilian shooters.  While folks may be aware of parts from sources like Apex and Czechpoint, they may not be aware there is a ton of parts and accessories on eBay.

Here are real-time search results that you can review and order from if so desired:

Vz58 Muzzle Brake

$16.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 21:19:31 PST
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VZ58 Scabbard & Pouch

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CZECH VZ-58 BAYONET WITH SCABBARD

$30.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Friday Nov-22-2019 14:36:27 PST
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czech CZ-58 VZ-58 bayonet with leather scabbard bayonette czecheslovakia

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Vz 58 magazine

$40.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 21:13:45 PST
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Vz 58 magazine 10 rnd

$31.01 (5 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 20:59:04 PST
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Czech VZ58 stock set

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End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 10:48:50 PST
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VZ58 Stock CNC Warrior Bonesteel

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VZ58 Stocks

$275.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 17:44:13 PST
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VZ58,SA58 Original Czech Army Tactical Adjust Sling - Khaki - Factory New - CZ

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SA58/VZ58 Grip (beechwood)

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CZECH ARMY original VZ95 camo tactical vest w/ integral CURVED 30 rd pouches

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End Date: Saturday Nov-23-2019 7:45:27 PST
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PHOTO BOOK VZ58 SA58 SAMOPAL RIFLE CZECH ARMY CZECHOSLOVAKIA AK VZ SA 58 UNUSED

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VZ-58 / VZ2008 Mag Loader / Speed Loader / Easy Loader - 7.62x39

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VZ58 SA58 SAMOPAL RIFLE PHOTO BOOK CZECH ARMY AK VZ SA 58 - UNUSED

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Czech Book on VZ-58 Bayonets by Zdenek Benes Kid

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End Date: Wednesday Dec-4-2019 7:43:18 PST
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VZ58,SA58 CZ Army Professional Double Magazine Molle Pouch M95 Camo - Brand New

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End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 7:16:47 PST
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Vintage CZECH VZ58 bayonet knife 8254U 256 Leather Scabbard original uncleaned

$89.50
End Date: Thursday Nov-28-2019 19:04:33 PST
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NEW! Support display stand for Sa VZ 58 bayonet

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End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 0:20:20 PST
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VZ58,SA58 Transport Case Bag w/ Molle - 5 Mags Pockets - Olive - Brand New

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Book: KALASHNIKOV BAYONETS AK47 AK-47 AK74 AK-74 BuyNow

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VZ58,SA58 Transport Case Bag w/ Molle - 5 Mags Pockets - Black - Brand New

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1pcs BRASS screw - CZ858, vz58, VZ58

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VZ58,SA58 Original Czech Army Magazine Double Open Holder M95 CZ Sand Camo - New

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*Color POSTER #2 Of Czech Kalashnikov Sa58 Vz58 Vz 2008 7.62x39 Rifle LQQK

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DELTAC® "Slingshot" muzzle brake for Yugo SKS and VZ58 - Complete threading kit

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DASTA® VZ58 SA58 Professional Tactical Police 3-Point Black Sling - Factory New

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U.S. MILITARY & GOVERNMENT MANUALS 4000+ complete manuals; Special Ops, Guns..

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2 Color POSTERS Set Of Czech Republic Sa58 Vz58 Vz 2008 7.62x39 Rifle LQQK

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Genuine Czech Military VZ-58 Leather Magazine Pouch, 4-cell

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End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 18:59:53 PST
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VZ58,SA58 Original Czech Army Profi Magazine Double Open Holder - Olive - New

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Sa VZ. 58 Sporter Rifle Manual (Czech)

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Patch,Badge I Love VZ.58,VZ58 - Military Green

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New VZ58X8-25 Hydreco Valve Section

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VZ58 ORIGINAL EJECTOR

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Magazine American Rifleman AUG 1970 Czech Vz 58V RIFLE, HAWES Western Marshall

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Com Block Military Surplus Czech Rifle Sling - Canvass Web - Fast Shipping

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ARES Metal 160 Round Mid-Cap Magazine for ARES VZ. 58 Airsoft AEG Rifles

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Patch Badge VZ58,SA58 Czech Infidel - Black - Stylish Patch - New

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Image attributions:
1. vz.58P Rifle Image Source:  By Jan Hrdonka (en:User:Hrd10)
2. vz.58P Rifle Field Stripped:  Ibid