About Zaco Trading

Zaco Trading was established in 1990 by Conrad van Schalkwyk. Since then, the R1 rifle was adopted for civilian use and is now sought after by sports men as well as hunters. Apart from our mainline we also established a very strong market presence in the AR15 market with almost 2000 units sold up to date.

Our History

Zaco Trading was established in 1990 by Conrad van Schalkwyk out of a pure passion for the R1 military rifle. The R1 rifle was the most successful infantry rifle during the 80 in the Angola bush war. This rifle is now for sale to civilians with several upgrades being developed over the past 31 years to make the rifle a true companion during a game hunt or for self-defense. Overall sport shooters simply love the R1 rifle because of its durability, accuracy and obviously the connection it has with the bush was from 1966 until 1989.