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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2015, 07:37:52 PM »
I can't believe some folks are having trouble with the VZ2008. I can't seem to relate my experiences to that. Oh well, maybe I'm not trying hard enough for a failure... So is the "tabbed carrier" the answer or is it something less sinister. Or more sinister? It's just crazy talk I say. So Knock on "beaver barf" and shoot the sucker until something happens, but my reality check says that the chances are it won't happen and my VZ will keep singing without issue. Hopefully. 

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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2015, 09:28:28 PM »
If it aint broke... However, mine was so bad it was aggravating to even try to shoot. Tab helped, smoothing and fitting the bolt and carrier helped again. Mating the sear and disco together will hopefully have this one where it should be. I don't want a match grade trigger, the milspec one is fine for my use. I just want it tto go boom every time I pull the trigger.

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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2015, 01:58:08 AM »
All the 2008s I have are tabbed, and the "Bonesteel test" still fails.  I bought a couple mil stock surplus LH disconnectors to see if replacing the CAI DC that's been chopped off solves it. It's on the list of things to do.
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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2015, 11:11:27 AM »
I don't remember -- how do you do the Bonesteel test?

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2015, 11:34:27 AM »
I don't remember -- how do you do the Bonesteel test?

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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2015, 09:29:02 PM »
Thanks for the reminder!

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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2015, 11:55:19 AM »
Very nice write up 

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Re: Gremlin Even With Tabbed Carrier? Check This Out
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2019, 07:22:08 PM »
Found this from Canadian Poster Jake Burma over on YouTube:

You have the Vz Gremlin Type 1. It happens to Vz 58's that are semi auto only. A tab must be welded to the bolt carrier of the gun to fix the issue. The funny part is, Canadians have been dealing with this issue since day one that we got CZ Vz 58 rifles. Yet we never sent our guns out for warranty. We fixed them ourselves. Vz Gremlin Type 2 is when the sear gets loose and drifts away and the trigger can't engage it. Simply can be fixed buy pressing out the pin the sear is on and shim it with the back end of a 9mm casing. All Vz 58 rifles made by CSA (Czechpoint Vz 58's are made by CSA) have both of these issues taken care of. You can tell if you have Type 2 if your trigger is loose and the pin the sear is on rotates as you squeeze the trigger.
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