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The CZ 52 is a semi-automatic pistol that was developed in Czechoslovakia in the early 1950s. It was designed to replace the outdated vz.24 pistol, which was a World War II-era weapon that was no longer suitable for modern military use. The CZ 52 was officially adopted by the Czechoslovakian military in 1952 and was in service until the late 1980s.
The CZ 52 is notable for several features, including its use of the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge, which was also used in the Soviet Union’s TT-33 pistol. The CZ 52 also has a unique roller-locking system, which allows it to handle high-pressure cartridges and makes it very reliable.
The CZ 52 was exported to several countries and saw use in conflicts such as the Vietnam War. It was also popular among gun enthusiasts in the United States due to its affordability and unusual design.
After the fall of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, surplus CZ 52 pistols became widely available on the civilian market. Today, the CZ 52 is regarded as a historically significant firearm and a popular collector’s item.
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