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CZ-82 not Polygonal rifling?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by arco59, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. arco59

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    I just bought my first gun (CZ-82) a month ago and love it. I have some questions and concerns. First, I paid $185 for it. It has some nicks and scratches, but in very sound shape. My question is the rifling. I am reading I should not be able to see the rifling since its "hills and valleys" but I can clearly see the lands and grooves.

    So my question is: Is it polygonal and just not worn in yet? Did I perhaps get a gun that had an "aftermarket" or replaced barrel? The barrel number and the number on the slide are the same. Did I get ripped off by not getting it polygonal? Now I know im new and I wont notice a difference but what about resale? Basically I just want to know what it is that I have here. Thanks! picture below!
     

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    That is not a factory 82 barrel or at least one I have ever heard of. I think the supply of 82s dried up as I had not seen them for the super cheap prices they had been going for so this my be why they have come back on the market in the 170-180 range. You just bought the best value in the gun market so I would not worry aout it to much as long as it shoots. Can I ask who imported the weapon?
     
  3. Shadow 7D

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    A lot of them were redone or built from parts by CAI, as far as I know they were the only people putting after market barrels on them.
     
  4. arco59

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    It was a gun dealer here in Indiana, I think it was Leathers Unlimited or something, but he had it sitting around from a trade so I didn't need to pay a shipping/importing fee.
     
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    Is it .380 or 9x18? I've never seen a 9x18 cz82 with traditional rifling, and I'm pretty sure that's not factory. But if I'm not mistaken the .380 cz83s are traditionally rifled. Maybe somebody modified a makarov barrel to fit. I dunno.
     
  6. Shadow 7D

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    Century arms did them
     
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    You can tell by the trigger guard that its an 82. It prob has an 83 barrel in 9x18 as they do make an 83 in that cal
     
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    For what ever reason, Century Arms International sold a huge number of CZ-82's with AFTER MARKET rifled barrels, don't know why they replaced them would like to pick up the removed barrels, but they did.
     
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    I've read many accounts by new owners of CZ-82 pistols who mistakenly believed they chanced into a pistol with a worn/shot-out barrel, not realizing the barrels were in fact polygonal rifled.

    I wonder if Century Arms made this mistake as well for a short time.
     
  10. Furncliff

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    My cz 82 has a rifled barrel also. <shrug>
     
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    Ya'll have me curious now. I bought my CZ-82 via mail order and though I've cleaned it, I never really inspected the bore, though I had seen the "Don't worry, it's not shot out" warning over at AIM Surplus :).

    Now I gotta go check the thing and make sure :).

    (slightly) Off-topic: Is the longevity of a polygonally rifled barrel higher or lower than a barrel with "standard" rifling?
     
  12. REAPER4206969

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    Higher.

    Not that it matters in a pistol.
     
  13. Ragtop5969

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    The CZ 82 9x18 barrel is also chrome lined to add to it's life span and ease of cleaning especially with corrosive ammo.
     
  14. PabloJ

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    Lets hope it's not 9x17 barrel. The only difference between CZ82 and CZ83 is proly the barrel. Shooting 9x18 in such barrel would lead to disaster.
    If this is .380 then $185 is very good price;) and ammo can be bought at Walmart for $2 less then 100 pack of .45ACP FMJs.:eek:
     
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    PabloJ, you can't chamber a 9x18 in 9x17 barrel - 9x18 is thicker.

    Boris
     
  16. Shadow 7D

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    Boris, you give our rednecks and general idiot WAY too much credit,
    if it doesn't work at first, get a bigger hammer.

    that said, I know many people who shot .380 out of a 9mak, cause.... IDK, and I don't think they did either, as they claimed, it was the same, and that the gun sucked...
     
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    Every real man should possess a big hammer! :neener:
     
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    you got a fine weapon.. Is it 9x17 or 9x18 ?? Regarding resale the brrl is not an issue with that gun, as long as it shoots and chambers well
     
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    I agree he got a fine weapon but IMHO if he ever has to sell it it is worth less than a CZ82 with a polygon barrel. I would be pissed if I received one that had a replacement barrel.

    Part of the appeal of the CZ82 is the poly barrel IMHO I would pay less for a rifled barrel vs a poly.
     
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    I agree!.....Some may like the rifled barrel though, if they they're gonna reload cast bullets.

    However, I do think that's a shady practice to not specify that it has a replacement barrel. Is it the distributer or the dealer? I don't know but either way it's BS.
     
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    CAI is the importer...
     
  22. Fastcast

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    Yes, CAI is the import marks on mine also.

    I wasn't trying to insinuate the dealer put the barrel on. I'd assume it's the importer or the exporter doing that. If it's the importer and they don't mention that to the dealers, well :rolleyes:

    Hell, my dealer had no idea they even had poly barrels till I mentioned it to him. He really didn't know much if anything about the CZ-82s till I asked him to order me one. He bought several of them at that same time though, to resell. I doubt the OP's dealer is to blame here.
     
  23. arco59

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    Yes, it is a 9x18 Mak. Says on the slide and the bullets chamber fine. I am dissapointed that is isn't poly but I didn't know it was supposed to be until after I bought it.
     
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    Its all good if it fires you will be fine. If it was me I would have sent it back. I have a C&R so no transfer issues would have come up for me. If the seller advertised it as a poly barrel I would ask for a replacement or some money back. It might not be worth it if you have to pay for a transfer.
     
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    Thanks everyone! This seems to be the biggest forum for a reason! I did not have to get it shipped, and he never advertised it as poly, so I will let it slide. Its a good deal regardless I think. Now if I ever go to sell it I will have some info on it.
     
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