CZ82 refinishing/disassembly question


December 5, 2012, 09:23 AM
The thread about reassembly of the CZ82 raised a concern for me. I have a CZ82 which I would like to refinish (leaning towards Ceracoat). Those of you that have refinished your CZs have you encountered problems finding a company that could correctly disassemble and reassemble your gun correctly? Or do I need to disassemble my gun and only send the parts I want refinished?

Any suggestions for companies that have done a good job?

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December 6, 2012, 09:22 PM
It comes apart real easy refinihed mine with Dura-coat, putting it back together was just plain painful, trying to line up the parts is very difficult at best. I think if I had a couple more hands then it might have been easier. If you need one I have a good set of instructions for tear down and rebuilding I can email to you if you PM me your address.

December 7, 2012, 11:29 AM
Disassembly and reassembly of the CZ82 is like one of those kids wooden puzzles: It has to be done in the absolutely correct order or you'll end up taking it back apart several times. We've refinished a lot of them and have learned a few tricks.

For example: The slide lock/release looks like the ones on any number of other semi auto pistols but it doesn't "just pop out". You have to first remove the locking spring that's located up inside the trigger guard area. Reassembly of that little spring into the matching hole of the slide lock is a serious pain in the rear...unless you do it before installing the trigger guard. If you just tap on the right side of the slide lock and expect it to pop out of the left side of the frame, it will! But, you just broke the spring!

When reassembling a CZ82 or 83, I use several blind pins to hold the parts together while I tap in the proper pin. Watch out for the little short pins on the side of the frame that hold the sear assembly in place. There's two kinds: Little round ones and ones with square heads on them. The little round ones get lost easily and the square ones will only fit in one way. There is a left and right for those.

Overall, they are great pistols. Well made, ambi dextrous, reliable and accurate. They are my first suggestion for persons wanting a CCW weapon that's easy to use and reliable and not have to pay a huge amount for. Keep yer powder dry, Mac.
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December 7, 2012, 08:19 PM
MAC you have email.

Shadow 7D
December 10, 2012, 07:58 PM
look up sailor curt, he has a blog with step by step
the two main pains are the sear spring/hammer block spring, one leg tensions the sear, the other the hammer block, and it's the main 'failure' you will find in the 82/83

the other is the slide stop, which depends on your series if it's a Shepherd crook (you can buy a better designed one from Norm Sutton (member here) or a L spring of the later 82/83 models.

Shadow 7D
December 10, 2012, 08:00 PM
BTW, CZ-USA has a 'reassembly service' for your bag gun, and they have it because there is demand for it

So, schedule 3 times the amount of time you think it will take, and be prepared to go long.

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