Samopal vz. 58

The vz. 58  is an assault rifle designed and manufactured in Czechoslovakia and accepted into service in the late 1950s as the ''samopal vzor 58''. This rifle had been designed by the Czecharms under the project codename "Koste",or "Broom", in English and is still used by the Czech and Slovak armies.

Specifications

Weapon type:assault rifle
Weight:3.1 kg (6.83 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:7.62×39mm M43
Effective range:100–800 m sight adjustments
Rate of fire:600 rounds/min
Designed:1956–1958
Designer:Jiří Čermák
Manufacturer:Ceska zbrojovka
Number built:920,000
Action: Gas-operated
In service:1959–present
Muzzle velocity:705 m/s (2,313 ft/s)