POTD: Cz52 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and Extra Magazine
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a Czech handgun that we have recently covered on Curious Relics. This is the CZ52 pistol or vz52 as it was known back in the day. Vz is an acronym for Vzar which means “model.” The CZ52 was the Czechlisovkian military’s replacement of their anemic .32 ACP pistol. This new military small arm was chambered for a hot rod of a cartridge in the form of 7.62×25 Tokarev. The small 30 caliber bullet was a high-velocity one and a powerful one so straight blowback mechanisms were not going to cut it. This new pistol’s operating system had to be robust and efficient. This led to this pistol being one of the few roller-locked handguns in history!
“Dated “53”. With cleaning rod, manual, and papers. Cz Model 52 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and Extra Magazine.”
Lot 649: Cz 52 Pistol 7.62×25 mm. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved January 3, 2022, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/2008/649/cz-52-pistol-762×25-mm.