Value of a no-import mark CZ-75


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StephenT
January 23, 2006, 04:35 PM
Last Saturday, I came across a 1987 CZ-75 (pre-B) in great shape at the Houston gun show. I have another pre-B (1984) with a blued finish, but on this one, the finish is a dull gray. From what I've read, this gun was probably a GI bring-back from Europe since it has no import mark. I'm just wondering how rare these old no-import CZ-75s are? Was $370 OTD a good deal?

Many thanks!!!

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Trebor
January 23, 2006, 06:45 PM
That seems a bit high to me. Of course, it depends on how many mags came with the gun, what the condition is, etc. CZ's aren't really collectable yet, so there really shouldn't be a premium on a 1987 CZ. Was it NIB with the manual, accessories, etc?

Moonclip
January 23, 2006, 07:27 PM
That seems very fair to me if in decent shape. You might want to see what they say at www.czforum.com

Litlman
January 23, 2006, 10:29 PM
My buddy sold a CZ 75 pre-B LNIB without any import marks and with the box and manual for over $700 . On Gun Broker. It was real clean with the origional grips. He is currently selling one for another friend for $500 firm.

Trebor
January 24, 2006, 09:43 AM
Hmmnn, maybe I undervalued it in my opinion. I stand corrected. I'm still seeing older CZ's mainly sold at "shooter" prices, rather than "collector" prices, but maybe the collector market for them is starting to heat up.

gopguy
January 24, 2006, 12:18 PM
Actually early CZ 75 pistols with no import stamp command a premium. Especially when they have the box and other items. Even S. P. Fjestad's blue books mentions this. I think the CZ 75 is the great sleeper on the American market. A great gun. I think the price of $370 quite fair. I just paid $350 for a 1985 dated CZ with a "Bauska,Kalispell MT", import stamp w/2 15 round factory mags. I consider it a great deal.

You have to remember back in the old days when you could not import products from a communist country, people could not get these pistols. After Jeff Cooper praising them in print, people were paying ridiculous prices to get them in the states. I know one fellow who paid nearly $1000 1983 for one...still has the gun.

I found this quote from a gunboards posting.

"I have always been a CZ 75 owner since 1987 when I got my first one (for $599.00 at Fowler's Gun Room in the city of Orange California) imported by Bauska in Kalispell, Montana (in those days the CZ 75 was a Soviet Bloc gun with high cost and scant availability). "

I think any non import stamp CZ that you can buy for less than $500 is money well spent, as eventually these will become quite collectable.....just has not caught on yet.....but they will. Great guns always do. Just my 2 cents. Tim

Nimble1
January 25, 2006, 01:05 PM
Just a general question..when did they start putting import stamps on guns in general. I have a Benelli B-76 with no import stamp. Benelli says it may have been brought in by military personel or other government officials.
Just curious.

Tom

osteodoc08
January 25, 2006, 01:34 PM
Not a CZ, but my father has a Walther PP that has no import markings on it. He has been offered a premium for it, but prefers to keep the gun in the family.

StephenT
January 25, 2006, 02:42 PM
Weren't import marks required after the gun control act of 1968?

boogalou
January 26, 2006, 10:35 PM
I picked up a 1984 with no import marks at a local gunstore last October for $270. Some of the finish was chipped off but it put a huge smile on my face when I shot it for the first time. The trigger is like butter.

Master Blaster
January 27, 2006, 11:06 AM
I have a MRI (Magnum Research International Minneapolis Mn.) marked 85 I paid $300 for a couple of years ago with box and papers and 2 15 round magazines, It appeared to be only fired a little an had no wear on it, but was missing the right ambi slide stop lever.

I called CZ and they paid shipping and fixed it for free even though it was a circa 1987 gun.:)

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