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Newly aquired CZ82

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by erazor55, Oct 19, 2010.

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  1. erazor55

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    How much wear would you expect from a dealer that describes "These are nice guns that will have minor finish wear"?
     
  2. harmon rabb

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    A bit to absolutely none. Mine came looking like it had never been touched by human hands, and had been lovingly placed in protective material after it was made. :lol:
     
  3. leadcounsel

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    I've had 'em range from well worn to nearly new for the metal frames and plastic grips.
     
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    Everything from used & abused to almost new. Even the used and abused work like a charm though.
     
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    As others have stated under that description you can have everything from it was dragged behind a truck, but still fires great, to its LNIB.

    We might be able to tell you more if you told us the dealer who gave you the description. One man's VG is another man's AVG.

    The biggest factor to the CZ82 IMHO is that the original finish was weak so they show wear more than other pistols. They however are fantastic shooters. Enjoy.
     
  6. erazor55

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    I was hesitant to state where I purchased until I heard more from you all. It's my first gun purchase from AIM. I've bought ammo from them and was just as advertised. They have shipped on time and without incident.

    I have purchased a couple of Yugo Toks from J&G and they are almost like new. Everything I read from others said I should expect minor wear from a CZ82 from AIM.

    I've tried to upload a couple of pictures. First time, we'll see if it works.
     

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    That's pretty rough IMO.
     
  8. Shadow 7D

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    break it down (field strip, really easy) and show us the insides

    Then I'll comment, some PAINT worn off, if you really feel that bad, paint it with BBQ paint or testers enamel, and all fixed....
     
  9. erazor55

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    The bore looks as shiny as you'd expect - for a polygonal bore. They do strip easier than I thought. Some video on youtube makes it look harder than it really is.

    I've matured to the point where minor finish blemishes aren't a concern, if the (used) gun shoots as good as everyone says. I was just surprised.

    I'll get over it, maybe buy another and figure out how to disassemble and give my best shot at refinishing.

    I appreciate the comments guys, thanks.
     
  10. il_10

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    Dis-assembly's not a big deal; it's getting the automatic safety back together that'll give you problems.
    But they look pretty parked. A bit of flat black spray will take some of that gloss off of the grips, too. Congrats on a great purchase, I'm predicting love at first shot.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Wishoot

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    I have two. One looked like it was barely used and the other was pretty battered. I ended up stripping all of the paint off of the battered one and just left the stainless. It actually looks pretty good, but there's not a lot of protection from rust. Doesn't matter, it shoots like a dream.
     
  12. erazor55

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    il 10, just a little paint and they look like the one pictured? That's cool.

    Even when I pulled the gun out of the shipping box yesterday, I thought, oh man this sucker is rough. Then I pulled back on the trigger, and couldn't believe how smooth the double action was.

    I'm sure it'll be love at first shot. Got a cheap loader from Cheaperthandirt!. It works great loading all 12.
     
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    DON'T TAKE IT APART
    listen, CZUSA only charges $70 to put your bag gun back together, the sear spings other leg is on the hammer safety, really simple, except when you reassemble it, IT IS CRITICAL TO PROPERLY PLACE THE SPRING'S LEG

    And it only took me 5 tries and 6 hours to get it right, if you don't, you have all the fun of a gun that may or may not reset, go auto or just decide not to fire.

    http://sailorcurt.blogspot.com/2009/01/ca-82-gunsmithing-part-10.html

    Great tutorial if you do decide to do it, but read up on how to get that spring in right first. Oh the GunKote, came out awesome, it was even worth it in the end, but my wife was about to kick me out in the cold when I was trying to get it back together.
     
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    One of mine looked like it lost a fight with a hay baler. Another looked pretty good. Luck of the draw.
     
  15. il_10

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    Yep, the gun is parkerized (manganese phosphate from brownells, easy easy job),
    but the grips are stock with a couple hits of krylon textured flat black. Took 20 minutes.

    The site Shadow 7D posted is a great resource for these guns; disassembly, assembly, and parkerizing. The guide that got me through the auto safety is here:
    http://myweb.cableone.net/leolani/cz-82-disassembly.html
     
  16. harmon rabb

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    erazor, that just looks like it was carried a lot. like most LEO weapons, it was probably barely shot.

    that's definitely a candidate for a refinishing though. lol.
     
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    Mine's a tack-driver with virtually any crappy, surplus (former) commie ammo fed it. Picked up six mags for it and they all fit, feed and eject without a hitch.

    [​IMG]

    You can shoot this little blaster all day long. (Shown with matching factory lanyard ... :eek: )

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    Since I didn't like the peeling, east-bloc commie factory paint, it was an easy decision ...

    Paint it in some other flavor, ... like Multi-Cam (i.e., ODG + FDE). Re-did the factory grips in matte black.

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    Touched up the sights too, front & rear, in contrasting colors.
    Imagine that: fixed sights on a commie gun that you can see and hit POA with. :rolleyes:

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    It's true: in surplus pistols, you can do a lot worse than a CZ 82 M&P in 9mmMak.

    :cool:
     
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    Oh, and I forgot to mention, Mags are also an issue, you can get new mags, But CZUSA doesn't import the 9mak, and the 380 will work, but the feed lips are different, many feed problems are from improper mags.

    BTW great refinish, you can get new grips from CZusa but you have to wait.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the .380 and 9mm Mak mags are the same. I never had any feed problems using Mak mags in a .380.
     
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    Neither have I, all but one of my mags came straight from CZ usa.
     
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    I heard, but I use the stock mags, that the .380 got redesigned to feed mak, but that some of the older mags have tighter?? feedlips and that causes problems, either that or it was an angle thing.
     
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    Where can you even find 9x18 surplus ammo? All I can find is new steel cased stuff, all of which my cz-82 eats just fine. I don't think it's ever fired a round of brass cased ammo, well, other than the Buffalo Bore stuff I carry in it.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting one. The first thing I'd do is to strip and parkerize it, regardless of the condition of the original paint job. Don't worry. The paint was going to chip off, eventually.
     
  24. Fastcast

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    Go for it!.....I don't think you'd be disappointed.....The 82 is a hearty pistol with great ergos, a fantastic trigger, good sights, utterly reliable and an absolute tack driver!

    You can't go wrong, getting all this for $225!

    [​IMG]
     
  25. harmon rabb

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    know what's funny? that duty holster actually works really well.
     
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