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CZ 75B frames and slides forged or cast?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tallbald, May 5, 2012.

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  1. Tallbald

    Tallbald Member

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    Does anyone know if the frames and slides of STAINLESS CZ 75B's are cast or forged? Can't find the information online. Thanks, Don
     
  2. HankC

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    Don't know for sure about stainless, but regular steel frames are cast. Don't see why stainless not.
     
  3. 5-SHOTS

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    My father has it. I inspected the gun several times and I'm pretty sure the frame is cast. I know for sure, having red it on italian gun magazines, that CZ regular pistols frames are cast just like Tanfoglio Witness frames. My father's stainless CZ has an internal "copper" colour wich is the result of a subsequent heat treatment, typical on cast works. Nothing strange if the slide also is cast. Anyway the pistol is very strong and it is a beauty. Very accurate also. If you are concerned about durability, buy it with confidence. The platform has proven its strenght during years and years of IDPA and IPSC shooting.
     
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    I thought that stainless slides are usually milled.
     
  5. Walt Sherrill

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    As far as I know, the only FORGED CZ frame is the alloy P-01.

    Slides are forged -- as is the case with most semi-autos.

    None of the CZs have a reputation for slide or frame failures.


     
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  6. 1911Tuner

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    Assuming a good casting, the frame is neither here nor there. It's the slide that catches hell.
     
  7. Stringfellow

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    Its my understanding that forged metal is on average, more durable. However, casting done correctly has the potential to be stronger. For example, Browning switched from forged frames on their High Power to cast frames, in order to accommodate higher powered rounds like the .40 S&W.

    Thus, it is hard to make a decision based solely on forged vs. cast, if durability is the criteria. You also have to take into account the reputation of the company and its products in order to "triangulate" how durable their firearms are (kinda sounds axiomatic though).
     
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    A casting can be very, very good, and a forging can be crap. The overall quality is what matters here.

    Frames are cast, slides are machined from a forging, just like the Tanfoglios and countless other guns.
     
  9. 1911Tuner

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    Again...the frame isn't the concern. The slide is. The slide/barrel assembly is the gun. The frame is essentially no more than the gun mount and a housing for the controls.
     
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