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ZB-26 Bead Blast

These pics show cleaning the cuts and media blasting.  So I can see what is going on. Once media blasted, a mock up is done. From there I can measure filler pieces and jigs that will need to be made. I hope to have at least the rear welded up by next week.     Sincerely,  Matt www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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ZB-26 Parts Kit UnBoxing

A little bit out of order, but by poplar request, here is a detailed list of the ZB-26 as a parts kit. You can see the de-milling cuts, the internal parts and pins. Along with such things as the op-rod, bolt, and gas-tube.  More to come.      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Saw Cut vs Torch Cut

We’ve had some inquiries about the ZB-26 kit. Many of our younger readers haven’t seen saw cuts, or might not be aware that used to be an option?  Long story short, there was  time when the BATFE would allow the importation of parts kits that were cut with bandsaws. But later on, they decided it was way too way to …

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Checking ZB-26 7.62×39 Barrel

Before we send the ZB-26 kit off to the FFL 07, I want to make sure this barrel is actually a 7.62×39 caliber.  When you research the subject of Chinese ZB’s, the story is often parroted that these were converted with sleeved SKS barrels. The problem with that statement is it doesn’t really tell the real story.  Why? Well…looking at …

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POTD – Could You Have Named This Gun?

We had an interesting, and very rare, firearm come into the armory recently. A ZB-26. For those who are not familiar with the ZB, it’s the predecessor of the UK’s BREN Gun.  Basically a slightly simplified and cheaper to manufacture version.  So? It’s a ZB-26? Who cares? Well…what makes this one special is Chinese Federalist forces bought ZB’s in 8mm. …