An older semi-automatic Czechoslovakian battle rifle originally developed after WWII and chambered for 7.62x45, but rechambered for 7.62x39 after Czechoslovakia was engulfed by the Soviet Union.
This rifle features a detachable 10-round magazine and a side folding bayonet. It is comparable to the SKS both in original concept and basic layout.
Later replaced by the SA VZ 58 assault rifle in the early 1960s.
The VZ 52 is said by some to be more accurate than the SKS.