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what to look for in a CZ52

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by roscoe, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. roscoe

    roscoe Well-Known Member

    I am thinking of getting a CZ 52 because I am very curious about the round and the recoil mechanism. The pistols are still pretty cheap, and I thought it might make a good truck gun.

    I am looking at a used one this week. Is there anything I should be looking for? Or looking to avoid? I am aware of the firing pin issue, but beyond that, are they all pretty much good to go?

  2. Thylacine

    Thylacine Well-Known Member

    Look at the rollers, make sure they do not have flat spots. You could also check the decocker with a pencil.
  3. PotatoJudge

    PotatoJudge Well-Known Member

    Google "pencil test" for the decocker function. Maybe check the roundness of the rollers as I've heard that some go flat, but for that you'd have to take the barrel out (not a big deal if you have a flat-head screwdriver and know how). With the hamer down, hit the hammer with the palm of your hand. If you feel it stop, the firing pin safety is in good shape. If the hammer pushes the FP in, it'll need less than $20 worth of parts to fix.
    You can take the top off and check the trigger for smoothness (more likely lack of), but it will be heavier with the FP safety in place.
    Otherwise, just look it over like you would any other semi.

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