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.

Here’s The Video


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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:

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CZ (sa-vz) 58 Single Stack Magazine

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ARES SA VZ-58 Long Carbine AEG Airsoft Rifle (Black) 34596

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New VZ58X8-25 Hydreco Valve Section

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Sa VZ. 58 Sporter Rifle Manual (Czech)

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VZ58 SA58 High Quality Stylish Pillow Multicam Pattern - VZ58 7.62/39mm CZ Made

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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