Weekly Special: CZ 457 Premium
A modern classic in the European style...
A modern classic in the European style, the 457 Premium has all sorts of flair.
Its Turkish Walnut stock has a decorative forend tip with schnabel, while its hog‐back stock has a mild Monte Carlo and a cheekpiece.
It's 24.8" barrel wears irons, with a tangent rear sight and a fiber optic front sight, while the muzzle is threaded 1/2x20 (a European standard).
If we were to pick one thing that our previous rimfire platforms were lacking, it was an American‐style push‐to‐fire safety ‐ something Hunter's Education instructors and 4‐H shooting coaches have begged us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change, we also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver‐mounted, push‐to‐fire safety, we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab‐sided it to reduce its footprint and weight. The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy two‐piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, we ditched the 90 degree bolt rotation in favor of 60 degree, allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights.
To top it all off, the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and over‐travel. With the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system, the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform we've ever fielded.
Firearm Type Rifle
Chambering .22 LR
Rate Of Twist 1:16 in
Magazine Capacity 5
Magazine Type Detachable
Stock European‐Style, Turkish Walnut with Decorative Tip
Sights Adjustable Tangent, Integral 11mm Dovetail
Barrel Cold Hammer Forged
Barrel Length 24.8 in
Overall Length 38.2 in
Weight 6.39 lbs
Trigger Mech Adjustable
Safety Two‐Position, Push‐To‐Fire
Item#02371 has an MSRP of $765.00 but your local Gallery of Guns dealer will get you a much better price.