ZB-26, 30, and ZB30J


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The ZB vz. 26 was a Czechoslovak light machine gun developed in the 1920s, which went on to enter service with several countries. It saw its major use during World War II, and spawned the related ZB vz. 27, vz. 30, and vz. 33. The ZB vz. 26 influenced many other light machine gun designs including the FM 24/29 light machine gun, the Bren and the Type 99 Light Machine Gun. The ZB-26 is famous for its reliability, simple components, quick-change barrel and ease of manufacturing.


We have recreated many of these rifles for individuals as close to the gun they were before deactivation, with the exception of firing in semi-automatic of course.  A weapon that has proven to be a gorgeous collectors’ piece as well as shooters dream!  We currently do not stock these firearms, due to the rare nature of the parts sets.  We do, however, offer builds *click here* on our gunbroker ad.  The build includes welding, machining, new parts(compliance 9222r), and shipment to you in a wooden crate to keep it safe! We also offer an upgrade flash cone that not only serves as a compliance part and adds gas pressure to ensure reliable function but looks amazingly like the original!


  • CALEB BROWN (2093 days)

    I have a ZB30, MP40, and MG34 that I would like to build into semi autos eventualy. I would be interested in having you repair them if possible.

  • Rick Smith (2092 days)

    Hi Caleb,
    We could build the ZB30 for you but we don’t have a build letter or do builds on the other two.


  • Michael Brown (1304 days)

    I have a ZB-26 Blank firing flash cone that I am trying to figure out the thread size so that it can be mounted on a solid aluminum rod for a display of various types of flash suppressors/breaks and not having much luck. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you and bets regards,
    Mike B.

  • Rick Smith (1299 days)

    Hi Mike,
    Looks like an M20 x 1.00. When we made the new flash cones for our builds we just programmed a .0395 on the pitch lead and made the pitch dia so that it screwed on with the right amount of resistance. Hope this helps.


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