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:

VZ58,SA58 Tactical Bolt Release - High Quality by ZENDL - Factory New

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VZ58,SA58 - High Quality Muzzle Brake by AZ - Made in Czech Rep - Factory New

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VZ58 extractor with pin and spring VZ 58

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VZ58,SA58 Tactical Set - Bolt Release, Catch, Muzzle Brake - High Quality CZ Set

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VZ.58 TRIGGER Vz.58 VZ58 SA58 VZ.58 Vz.58 TRIGGER NEW MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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

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

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VZ58,SA58 High Quality Dural R e c e i v e r Cover with Springs - CZ Product

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

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VZ58,SA58 CSA Muzzle Brake 5 / 56 Sporter . 223 R. - High Quality - 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