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Difficulty finding a CZ-75 first edition short rail?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by OmutaX, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. OmutaX

    OmutaX Member

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    How hard is it to find a pre-B CZ-75 first edition with the short rail setup? I believe they were made before the 1980's, if I'm not mistaken. Last time I saw one for sale was on gunbroker, and a missed that like a complete idiot. It's been causing me heart ache since.

    I've had a love affair with this pistol since I was a little kid. They are rare beauts.
     
  2. Trebor

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    I believe the short rail was only made for the first year or two of production. They turn up now and again, just keep an eye out.
     
  3. vidi0t

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    Gunbroker is probably your bet bet. I've gotten 2 of them from there over the last couple years. The short rail was made from 1975-1980. The first full production year was 1977. There have been a few ex-Rhodesian army short-rails for sale on gunbroker in the last few years. I believe several of them were imported to a couple dealers in the US in 2003. Many of them seem to come from dealers in Arizona. They are hard to find but not impossible.

    Good luck.
     
  4. OmutaX

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'm usually checking every few days on Gunbroker, and put up a WTB post on the classifieds section as well. It'll be a glorious day when I get my hands on one and proceed to wear it out with many rounds of lead downrange. :D
     
  5. vidi0t

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    Be sure to search "cz 75" and "cz75".

    If you do get one and you want to shoot it I would recommend getting a "B" slide stop so you don't break the original. The "B" slide stops work fine but don't always hold the slide back after the last round. The pre-b slide stops are near impossible to find.

    You a Gunsmith Cats fan by any chance? That's how I discovered the short-rail.:D
     
  6. OmutaX

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    Oh dear, I am embarrassed that you read my mind and guessed the EXACT reason I've wanted one for nearly 16 years :D

    I actually just very recently read the very last volume of Gunsmith Cats Burst just yesterday and again reignited my fire and desire to own one of these babies.
     
  7. vidi0t

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    Lol. I thought so. No need to be embarrassed. I've come across many people just like us. Konnichi Sonata should be getting a paycheck from CZ-USA for bringing so many people to the CZ brand. :D

    I do hope you find one. If I see one for sale anytime soon I'll PM you.
     
  8. viking499

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    Go to CZforums and ask over there for a short rail. Someone might have something. There was one there for sale a while back.
     
  9. Tecolote

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    They're rare in the US because they were made during the Cold War. You've got to have cash in hand and be ready to pounce on a deal. I've missed deals on GB and this forum by a few hours. Someday I'll get one.:(
     
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