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I really like the CZ52. Those 7.62x25 bullets whizz out at 1500+ fps. Its really easy to fit it out with a 9mm barrel too. You just have to shave a little bit from the bottom of the extractor so it will feed the 9mms reliably. Loud? You bet but the darn thing shoots so flat that I can get hits on a 12x12 target at 100 yds. Not my choice for a carry gun but fun nevertheless.

Anybody else like the CZ52?

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For the price & from what I've read about them I'd probably have 3 or 4 if I could.The problem is that no dealers around me are interested in getting them.I just downloaded the forms to apply for an '03FFL but as long as I live in Mi all I can do is drool.
Yeah,I'm bummed.
 

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I am certainly fond of mine.
 

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I like them but the first on I had was not very great in the acuracy dept.,. So I sold it off.

Pulled all the tricks I knew about to tighten the groups but to no avail. That's what I get for picking the nicest looking one in the stack they had at one gunshop.

At least they are cheap enough for me to get another one sometime soon. :)
 

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Todd,

Aside from greasing the trigger mechanism real good was to install a lighter spring in the little firing pin lock. Thats the D shaped plunger in the slide that gets pushed up when you pull the trigger so the firing pin can go forward. Can't make the spring too light or you create a dangerous condition. Get the right spring weight and you get a great trigger. Don't bother to spend money at Makarov.com for one of their gimmicky firing pins - its trash as far as I'm concerned but YMMV.

Glad you haven't given up on the CZ. Maybe the next one will be super.

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My CZ 52 is 9MM, not 7.62X25. It's NOT a drop in barrel. Apparently, some were made for import in 9MM with blued slide and receiver. I bought it out of Shotgun News in the early '90's. I have not seen another one since. Rare, do you think?
 

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Rika- That's what drove me nuts abut mine. I had the trigger slicked up real well besides what you suggested I even trimmed the mainspring a bit, lightened the pull and made it easier to release the magaizines.
I also checked the barrel lock up including the rollers and everything looked fine. I'm 99% sure it was the barrel, even though the crown looked ok something else could have been out of spec on it.
But like you said I have not given up on them as most people I've known have had better luck with them than I.
 

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Hi Terry,

Not really rare but unusual. Some were modified in Germany and some in the Eastern Bloc countries. At least your CZ was modified to work properly. Its a pain in the butt to tune it to feed 9mm. The CZ was originally designed and made for the 7.62x25 and you could re-convert it back to that caliber if you wanted to.

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pointless, heavy, clunky pos, basically. All you have to do to make the 9x19 perform at the same high velocities is use a lw enough bullet,and hollowbase it. Since pistols are pretty useless except as ccw pcs, and since heavy,bulky guns don't get carried much,and since you bozo's THINK big, heavy bullets are best for stopping power, the CZ has nothing to offer, basically.
 

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5" 9x19 EASILY gets a hollowbased, 80 gr to 1700 fps

and getting 1800 fps is not really "pushing things" a helluva lot, either. The 7.62x25 is 85 grs at 1600 fps, and you "think" that that's REALLY moving. :)
 

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Raider said:
Hi Terry,

Not really rare but unusual. Some were modified in Germany and some in the Eastern Bloc countries. At least your CZ was modified to work properly. Its a pain in the butt to tune it to feed 9mm. The CZ was originally designed and made for the 7.62x25 and you could re-convert it back to that caliber if you wanted to.

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I'm ignoring what's his name's useless comment's, do you notice he has to say something because he's terrified of being ignored? My CZ 52 9MM shoots ball like there's no tommorow, but will not reliably feed HP's. I'll leave it alone. It's very accurate with ball ammo, my son swears it's the most accurate 9X19MM he's ever fired, and he's a Beretta 92 FS man. My Glock 21 is my carry gun and if I feel like it's a 9MM day, I pack my Taurus 92 or 99. Great having choices, isn't it?
 

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andy said:
pointless, heavy, clunky pos, basically. All you have to do to make the 9x19 perform at the same high velocities is use a lw enough bullet,and hollowbase it. Since pistols are pretty useless except as ccw pcs, and since heavy,bulky guns don't get carried much,and since you bozo's THINK big, heavy bullets are best for stopping power, the CZ has nothing to offer, basically.
Your first four adjectives kind of describe you, don't they, John?
 

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why don't u just ADMIT to being a bunch of cheapskate lames, too LAZY to work up good ammo for decent guns? that's the reality of the situation.
 

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andy said:
why don't u just ADMIT to being a bunch of cheapskate lames, too LAZY to work up good ammo for decent guns? that's the reality of the situation.
OK, John, what decent guns would you suggest?
 

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that .30cal bottle neck

is a zipper!

to bad we suffered the not invented here sndrome[.357sig]



kinda reminds me of when i was 6 or 8 years old sitting on my grandpas bed
looking at pictures of him when he was young , and there was a certain picture that looked like him in a uniform[boots, no wraps] and he tells me no ,thats not him, but his father, who was a rough rider with teddy/san juan
[when we slapped the spanish on round #2] well he's telling me this and that
and how his dad was shot in the right knee cap/creased along the left side of temple[shot twice on the charge up, i guess?] with this 'smokeless rifle them bastards were using' well me being a kid ,i say gee grandpa, why didn't they just shoot him in the head once.... well ol' gramps flat came UNGLUED on my ass ,an proceeded to dress me down[in between pops up side the head]


GOD ALMIGHTY, i did love my grandfather



thanks.
 

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So,it just happens that there is a dealer on the other side of the state that supposedly specializes in C&R guns.I have to go that way anyway saturday.

Hmmm.Is there anything other than the obvious that I need to look for when looking at either a Mak or a CZ?Any specific versions to avoid?Any that are coveted as being better than average?This place is too far for me to make it a local stop so I'd like to be forewarned.

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Jeff, you know all the usual stuff like condition and matching numbers. The only real special thing I can think of is to make sure the hammer dropper works. Drop a pencil down the barrel eraser first and then drop the hammer using the safety. If the pencil bounces, bad safety - look at another one.

This is specially important on the CZ52. The firing pin safety is in the slide and moves up to release when you pull the trigger. The thumb safety has 3 positions - fire, safe and hammer drop. When you move the safety to hammer drop, it releases the hammer to strike the firing pin. If the firing pin block is bad then the gun will fire. One special thing about the 52 is never to dry fire it - the firing pin is the weak spot and breaks easily unless its cushioned by a cartridge or snap cap.

Thats about it. I'm sure somebody else will add more. Apologize for over simplifying but wanted to be clear. Good luck on your handgun hunt.

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Thanks Raider.I'll use that saturday.
 

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Oh, one other thought about the MAK. If you can get a Russian or E. German version at a good price, grab it. They're supposed to be better than the Bulgarians and harder to find. My MAK is a Bulgy and its a fine pistol. All the CZ52's are fine pistols but they come in original finish and military refinish. Think the originals are parked and the military reworks are blued.

RIKA
 
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