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Postby Niner Alpha » Sat May 01, 2010 3:15 pm

While getting the photos back in all the posts on this forum I took out my old CZ-52. I don't know if many, or any, of these were seen in Vietnam. They shot a 7.62x25 round the same as a TT33 that we did see as the more or less popular issue enemy pistol. The CZ-52 was made first in the early 1950s for the Czechoslovakian military. Later they became surplus and I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't make the rounds of various communist countries, including Vietnam. Up until a year or two ago they were flooding the market in the US at about $200 for pistol, holster, and two magazines.

They are as ugly as a mud fence, but they shoot pretty straight. And they have a bit of a heft to them.
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The 7.62 bullet next to a .45 ACP.

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