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 Post subject: Slavia ZVP pistol
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:18 am 
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I've acquired a Slavia ZVP pistol. Piston seal is dry and front sight is broken. Were these a good shooter when new? Is it worth fixing up? Kind of on the ugly side like most break barrel pistols. I'm assuming it has a leather piston seal???

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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:14 pm 
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I've acquired a Slavia ZVP pistol. Piston seal is dry and front sight is broken. Were these a good shooter when new? Is it worth fixing up? Kind of on the ugly side like most break barrel pistols. I'm assuming it has a leather piston seal???


A blast from the European past! It was produced around 1950-1965 by Ceska Zbrojovka in Uhersky Brod (former Czechoslovakia). Yes, it has a leather piston and breech seal. It should be soaked with some silicon chamber oil. You should open it up and check internals and clean them. To restore metal and wood I recommend Ballistol oil (Ballistol.ca). It removes rust from the metal and preserves it and makes an old wood stock very nice.
I’ve never had one but read that they are very reliable pistols. Good shooters up to 7 meters. The only problem I see is the front sight. No idea where you could find one? All parts are long gone. Perhaps must be machined?


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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Well after stripping, cleaning and lubing this pistol I can't hit the broad side of a barn . Feels like a 10 pound trigger pull and what a violent shot cycle!!!!!! not easy to shoot at all!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Lol that may be worse....... I may shoot myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
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It would be hard to hit anything without the front sight. Like I said before this is a part very hard to find. Perhaps you need some help from a professional airgunsmith who could machine and attach a new front sight? Obviously, if the cost is excessive it may not be worth it.
What you mean by a violent shot cycle? Is it dieseling?
You can work out the trigger. It is a very simple pistol.


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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
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Oh I have the front sight issue fixed. A friend had one off another salvia.
Figuring out a magical hold for this springer is like having a magical hold for a home made slingshot :)

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 Post subject: Re: Slavia ZVP pistol
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Great little guns. I had one, the grip snapped right off. Some wood glue and a long screw and it was good as new again :mrgreen:
It was so weak I could shoot cans in my kitchen without worrying about it going through them :mrgreen:

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