Czech vz.52 Service Rifle

In the early 1950's the Russians and the Warsaw Pact countries adoped the SKS 7.62x39mm Carbine.  However, Czechoslovakia elected to field the vz.52 rifle in 7.62x45mm claiming that their 7.62x45mm had superior ballistics than the Soviet M43 Catrridge. 

This particular rifle remains in VG+ condition which is hard to find these days.  Additionally, there is some Arabic script on the rifle which indicates service with a Middle Eastern nation at some time in it's service life,

Cal 7.62x45mm

REF numb er 8641