Target sights on a CZ52?


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DMK
June 30, 2004, 12:45 PM
Whaddayathink?

Would it be worthwhile to have adjustable target sights installed on a CZ-52?

Obviously, this would be a custom job, but shouldn't be too hard to do should it?

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Brian Williams
June 30, 2004, 12:59 PM
yes it can be done and makes these a really great pistol.
here is a good website

http://www.makarov.com/cz52/

http://www.makarov.com/graphics/cz52/cz1.jpg

DMK
June 30, 2004, 07:50 PM
Brian, is that your gun? If so did you notice a big improvement with those sights?

I've looked at Makarov.com's gunsmith page before, but didn't notice anything about the installation of the front sight.

Brian Williams
June 30, 2004, 07:55 PM
Nope not mine, stole it off the webpage way at the bottom

Here is another web page
http://p201.ezboard.com/fczechpistols82792frm59

steelhead
July 1, 2004, 01:49 AM
Mine, and yes I noticed a big improvement.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/100943.JPG http://www.hunt101.com/img/100944.JPG

Before Pic.
http://www.hunt101.com/img/100701.jpg

Black Snowman
July 1, 2004, 11:10 AM
I see you have one of the Federal after market barrels. Is it more accurate than one the gun came with? I hear the stock barrels can very quite a bit in condition and size.

steelhead
July 1, 2004, 12:23 PM
If I want a louder blast and bigger fireball, I put on the ported barrel but I actually like the looks of the gun without it.

I swap between barrels and have not really noticed a difference. However, I have not benchrested either and have only shot offhand - so I am the limiting factor in telling which is more accurate. With the new sights, I can hit further out and get on target quicker.

DMK
July 1, 2004, 01:29 PM
Good lookin' CZ steelhead!

What kind of finish are you using? I like the dual tone.

Does that porting help to reduce the muzzle flip or is it purely cosmetic?

steelhead
July 1, 2004, 11:38 PM
The finish was done by Mac's Shootin Iron Restorations. The colors are OD and black with contrasting hammer, extractor, etc..

The ports are functional and do reduce muzzle flip but sound and pyrotechnics are also enhanced. I also installed one of the competition firing pins and that did a lot for the trigger pull. I think it was the #2 firing pin kit at Makarov.com.

DMK
July 2, 2004, 04:22 AM
I assume Makarov.com also installed the sights?

steelhead
July 2, 2004, 10:05 AM
Yes, Makarov.com did the sights and then I sent it to Mac's for the finishing job. Makarov.com actually did the front sight twice because the first one flew off into the distance after 150 rounds. The second one has stayed tight and no further problems.

DMK
July 2, 2004, 10:15 AM
Thanks steelhead. Very cool. I think I might do one of mine like that. I've got some gray and black Gunkote and have some ideas for the grips.

It looks like Makarov.com is backed up with gunsmith work though. I wonder if a gunsmith could cut dovetails for some 1911 front and rear adjustable target sights?

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