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Should I be ok with this? (CZ SP-01)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kazaam, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. mavracer

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    It may be just me but it looks deep and it looks like there might be metal shavings under the safety. If it were me, I would clean it up as good as I could and see if it is actually metal shaving stuck under the safety. If so I would send it back and insist that they pay for it because it should have never left like that. IF it is metal shavings trapped under there, that is no longer a cosmetic situation because that will cause rusting issues.

    If it is just the scratch under the safety I would most likely keep it and if it really bothered me I would have it touched up. I'm sure that would not only be the fastest way but also the cheaper way as well.

    Good luck and let us know.

    Shawn
     
  3. ku4hx

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    Some of the stuff your talking about looks like gunk that will wipe away. It's not uncommon to get new guns that have bits of grease here and there that have accumulated dirt. The gold grease/anti-seize on new Glocks for example; looks strange but wipes right off. Take a look at a milsurp gun still in the Cosmoline for an extreme example.

    Cosmetic imperfections are another story and have always been a PITA to gun purchasers. That's one reason I'm willing to pay a bit extra at a local gun store to actually inspect the piece I want to buy rather than buy it sight unseen.

    And, tool marks are a way life unless you buy a really expensive hand fitted and finished custom gun.
     
  4. MR2Aaron

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    I say get in touch with CZ, or a factory certified armorer, and see what they say.

    if those are gouges or divots in the parts, I'd want those repaired, especially if this were a gun I were going to carry around with me or shoot a lot.
     
  5. tarosean

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    Judging by the rest of the finish.. I would just shoot it a lot and not worry about it.. It will get scratches, holster wear, possibly dropped, etc.
     
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    Only problem I can see is once the polycoat is comprimised it may start to bubble and flake off in that area as moisture gets underneath the edges.

    I have this problem on my CZ Rami on the beaver tail where the finish wore off just a little on corner edge from a couple years of holster wear. The edge then started to bubble and flake and while it was not that bad (covered it with touch up paint) it seems to be very slowly spreading. Ive nicknamed it polycoat cancer. One reason why I dislike these heavy coated finishes...

    Otherwise the pistol shoots flawlessly which is more important to me so I just live with it.
     
  7. kazaam

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    Polycoat cancer! Hahahah! Im laughing out loud.
     
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    If it is a safe queen that you are going to keep for your grandchildren, you may have something to worry about.

    A couple days in a holster and it will have character. :)
     
  9. Walt Sherrill

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    re: polycoat cancer...

    Yours is the first account I've heard of that sort of problem. The guns have a maganese phosphate finish (Parkerization) UNDER the polycoat, too.

    Sounds as though that finish wasn't properly done before they polycoated it.
     
  10. Gunmaster

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    Yes, if you were getting for the purpose of collecting and no, if you plan on shooting it.
     
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