CZ 457 American
The classic American-style rimfire rifle, this gorgeous 457 has a 24.8” barrel with no sights and is meant to be topped with a scope. Its Turkish walnut stock has a high, flat comb and a classic checkering pattern. Like all of our 457s, it has an 11mm dovetail milled into the top of its receiver for attaching scope ringmounts.
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° bolt rotation in favor of 60°, 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.
CZ 457 AMERICAN, 22 WMR
Product NameCZ 457 American, 22 WMR
Rate Of Twist1:16 in
StockTurkish Walnut, American-Style
SightsNo Sights, Integrated 11mm Dovetail
BarrelCold Hammer Forged
Barrel Length24.8 in
The CZ 457 AMERICAN is a bolt-action rifle with an interchangeable barrel system offered in 22 LR, 22 WMR, and 17 HMR. It is available in a several variants, meeting a wide array of needs for users of various experience levels. This rifle is made with a checkered walnut or synthetic stock, depending on the model, and the target-quality barrels range from 16” to 24”. Ready for scope mounts, the CZ 457 also features a cocking indicator, right-side safety, and 60° bolt rotation.
A rimfire rifle embodying an example of classic American sport and hunting guns. The varnished American style stock is made from high quality walnut and checkering on the grip incorporates a fleur-de-lis motif.