Glossing Some of Our Most Practical MP5 Parts and Accessories

Keeping your MP5 or ZF-5 clean is the cornerstone of proper firearm maintenance and functionality. Occasionally, however, even with routine maintenance and cleaning, MP5 parts will fail. Before you go buy an entire MP5 bolt carrier group elsewhere, find the part that’s not working and replace it with one of ours. MP5 Barrels Zenith Firearms’

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Zenith ZF-5 Review: Your American “MP5” is Waiting

This review was written by Ryan Domke and originally appeared on It is republished with permission. Introduction The MP5 is arguably one of the most recognizable firearms out there, which is why we’re reviewing an MP5 clone, the Zenith ZF-5. Many of you know about the MP5 because you’re a firearm enthusiast, but even

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Cleaning Your ZF-5 (A Primer)

Here’s a fact for you. Frequent cleaning and lubrication will keep your ZF-5 smoother shooting, in better shape, and protected against corrosion. Even if you shoot cartridges loaded with non-corrosive primers and propellant, a dirty MP5 barrel and action can complicate feeding, ejection, and overall performance. Periodic cleaning and lubrication prevent premature wear and component

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Capturing an MP5 by the Details: Subtle Accuracies and Improvements

When it comes to details, we here at Zenith Firearms like to think we strike the perfect balance of capturing them accurately without getting lost in them. We can still “see the forest for the trees,” that is. This commitment to the little details is how we produced the ZF-5, an American-made MP5 that is

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MP5 Magazine Maintenance: The Basics

You wouldn’t shoot through a thousand rounds without cleaning your gun, so why would you shoot through a thousand rounds without cleaning your ZF-5 or MP5 magazine? Yeah, we don’t know either, which is why we assembled this brief (but helpful guide). ZF-5 / MP5 Magazine Disassembly and Cleaning Say you’ve burned through a few

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All the Reasons an American-Made MP5 Makes Sense

The HK MP5 is something of a legend among gun fanatics and history buffs. It’s been in production for almost 60 years and has been widely adopted by official entities around the globe for military and law enforcement duty. But these are in somewhat short supply over here, and since the HK MP5 is capable

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922r Parts and Compliance: A Few Things You Should Know

In September 2014, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives revised Publication 5300.4, section IV.B.8.c, on the “Assembly of Nonsporting Semiautomatic Rifles and Shotguns from Imported Parts.” Part of section 922(r) of Title 18 U.S. Code reads, “It shall be unlawful for any person to assemble from imported parts any semiautomatic rifle or any

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MP5 on Car Seat

MP5 Parts to Keep Close at Hand

For those of you that have a ZF-5 or another MP5 clone, congratulations on owning the most prominent roller-delayed blowback firearm the world has yet seen. They are dependable and smooth-shooting, but firearm maintenance is the better part of platform reliability. That being the case, keep these MP5 parts on hand if you don’t have

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MP5 for Sale

Answering a Few Questions About MP5s for Sale

The original MP5 submachine gun (Maschinenpistole 5), chambered in 9×19 Parabellum, is one of the most infamous, recognizable SMG platforms of all time. It has been in production consistently since 1966 and has since seen prolific, widespread use around the world. Law enforcement, paramilitary, and militaries from over 40 countries and countless constituent groups have

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German Special Weapons of World War II, Part 1

Britain wasn’t alone in providing tailored firearms to special operations units during World War II. Most countries involved in the war expended at least some effort doing likewise, and Germany was no exception. A number of German special weapons and components from WWII are well known to collectors and enthusiasts, even while others remain obscure.

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Brandenburg cuff

The Brandenburgers, Part 1

Special operations forces as we know them were conceived in World War II. Before then, there were certainly special missions, and one could argue that some units filled a special operations role. However, virtually all modern special operations units can be traced to a World War II origin or predecessor — Britain’s Special Operations Executive,

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