Mike & Ike Strike! : A Tale of Two CZs


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Mulliga
September 26, 2004, 12:29 AM
Well, finally got around to taking my two CZs to the range - Mike, a CZ-75B Military, and Ike, a post-WWII CZ-27.

Pics:

Mike, CZ-75B Military with Hogue grips:

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~akwan/PICS/Picture%2057.jpg

Ike, CZ-27 with factory brown plastic grips:

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~akwan/PICS/Picture%2058.jpg

I put 300 rounds through Mike (100 WWB, 100 CCI Blazer, and 100 Sellier and Bellot). No fails to extract/fire, but two slight failures to feed - both cured by simply pushing the rear of the slide very slightly, causing the slide to strip the next one from the mag without incident. Methinks I need a new recoil spring. ;)

Accuracy was good - not incredible, but certainly above average, especially in my untrained hands. Did some groups, but no pics, as Hurricane Jeanne started to rain on my parade - looked about 3 inches at 25 yards. I could hit a soda can from 50 yards away with some regularity, and double taps were pleasant and accurate. I really like this pistol. I REALLY like this pistol. :)

I put 100 rounds of S&B through Ike. I've never had so many problems with the CZ-27 before - constant stovepiping near the end. Does anyone know where I can get replacement parts for this thing? I'll ask on the CZ forums later, too.

Yes, I did go "John Woo" on the clay pigeons - no accuracy at all, but quite fun. :D

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denfoote
September 26, 2004, 02:15 AM
Some stupid questions.
What the heck is a CZ-27??
What caliber??
How did you come by it??

Badger Arms
September 26, 2004, 02:21 AM
That's a nice post-war CZ-27. If you intend to keep shooting it, you should consider replacing the springs with Wolff Service Pack II that includes all of the coil springs that relate to function and an extra +5% magazine spring. Remember, in a pistol nearly 60 years old, you're likely to have some set in them springs. Keep the old ones for authenticity, if you please. Find them here: http://www.gunsprings.com/SemiAuto/CZ.html#CZ1927

The best source for CZ-27 parts is Marstar in Canada. Now, how about some high-res shots of your Czech!? http://www.marstar.ca/cz26-27s.htm

Since you got a post war, how about a shot of a beautiful pre-war!
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1259755

Mulliga
September 26, 2004, 08:49 AM
Some stupid questions.
What the heck is a CZ-27??
What caliber??
How did you come by it??

Not stupid at all. :)

A CZ-27 is a pistol in .32 ACP that was very popular back in the day - so popular that when the Germans invaded, they kept the machinery going and produced quite a few for themselves and their collaborators. After the war, many were still being made.

Here is a neat site. En francais, malheureusement ;):

http://users.skynet.be/HL-Editions/cz27/CZ1.htm

I bought my CZ-27 from a fellow member of my club for $50. It's in about 75%-80% condition, methinks - grips are still in good shape (though with one or two small cracks, finish still looks decent, and the gun (amazingly) still shoots incredibly straight.

Mulliga
September 26, 2004, 09:03 AM
high-res shots of your Czech

I have a crappy webcam. 56K WARNING. Oh well.

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~akwan/PICS/CZ273.jpg

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~akwan/PICS/CZ271.jpg

http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~akwan/PICS/Picture%2054.jpg http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~akwan/PICS/Picture%2055.jpg

Lone Star
September 26, 2004, 10:33 AM
Believe it or not, the CZ-27 is supposedly based on Mauser's M1910 .32, although it has an enclosed slide in lieu of the shorter Mauser slide, which exposes the barrel.

Lone Star

Badger Arms
September 26, 2004, 03:31 PM
Mulliga: That's most definitely a pre-war CZ you got there, not a post-war. It has all of the pre-war features. Post-war guns had higher serial numbers.

Mulliga
September 26, 2004, 04:54 PM
Mulliga: That's most definitely a pre-war CZ you got there, not a post-war.

Ike is even older than I thought. :D

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