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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MTM AC4C Ammo Crate (4-Can)

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

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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:

Three VZ58 SA58 VZ2008 14x1 RH High Quality Muzzle Brake Barrel Nuts

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VZ 58 Side Rail for low profile optic mount

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VZ58 extractor with pin and spring VZ 58

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Chipboard stock Vz.58 new

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Muzzle Vz.58 new

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VZ58,SA58 Tactical Military Set - Bolt Release & M.A.G Catch - CZ Made - New

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VZ 58 Extended Mag Release - New - Top Quality

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VZ58, SA58 Original Rubber Buttplate - Made in Czechoslovakia - UNUSED - 15

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VZ58,SA58 Dural Rail Handguard System Sport - High Quality Czech Product

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VZ58,SA58 Ambidextrous M.A.G. Catch by ZENDL - High Quality - Made in CZ - New

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VZ58,SA58 ESP M.A.G Coupler Set 2pcs - Quality CZ Product - Factory New

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VZ58,SA58 Professional Upgrade Fine Adjustable Rear Sight - Factory New - CZ

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VZ58,SA58 Polymer Ergonomic Pistol Grip with Screw - Czech Small Arms - New

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

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Czech Leather Ammo Pouch for VZ 58 - Used European Military Surplus

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VZ58 Original Surplus Canvas Sling VZ 58

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VZ58,SA58 Compact Version Original Czech Army High Quality Transport Bag - New

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VZ58,SA58 LPM Optic Mount with Side Rail - Czech Small Arms - New - Complete

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Original VZ58,SA58 Polymer Upper Handguard - Factory New - Czech Small Arms

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VZ 58, SA 58 Muzzle Brake Zendl / EvoArms - Excellent Quality - New

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VZ58,SA58 Original Czech Army Tactical Adjust Sling Black - High Quality CZ

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New Old Stock Czech VZ58 Bayo And Scabbard

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vz58, vz-58, vz. 58 Sriker/Hammer- NEW

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Bipod Vz.58 new

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VZ58,SA58,CZ858 Muzzle Brake HTR - High Quality Czech Product

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VZ58,SA58 Black Police Ammo Holder,Pouch - High Quality CZ Product

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VZ58,SA58 Original Czech Army High Quality Transport Bag Case - New - CZ95 Camo

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VZ.58 KNIFE AND NYLON FOREST SHEATH VZ.95 NEW

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VZ58, SA58 Original Stricker Catch Left and Right Feather - Czechoslovakia - New

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Four 30-round magazines for 7.62 x 39 Czech vz/58, with pouch

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VZ58,SA58 Original Czech Police High Quality Transport Bag Case - New - Black

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RECEIVER COVER VZ.58 VZ58 SA.58 SA58 Vz.58 RECEIVER COVER COMPLETE NEW

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VZ58 STRIKER Vz.58 ORIGINAL NEW MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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VZ58,SA58 - Original Folding Stock Extension Unique Part - Factory New CZ

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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