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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tac0, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. tac0

    tac0 Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    I have a 1953 cz 52 and am wanting to redo it comletely, i plan on getting new grips and re finishing it please post refinishing ideas, pictures, internal and external upgrades, websites, or ANYTHING to give me some ideas. it is one of my favorite guns to shoot simply because it feels so good in my hands. the things i dont like are the sights, and the magazine release. send anything to help, Thank you
     
  2. gastronome

    gastronome Aloha Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I think the common upgrades are hardened rollers and firing pin (known for breaking if dry fired). I'm not familiar with any dedicated forums but I'm sure a quick internet search will help you out. Also browse MidwayUSA and Brownells for parts and reviews.
     
  3. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    cajungunworks

    Try this link. It was recommended to me when I purchased my CZ. Maybe the link will point you in the direction you are looking for.
     
  4. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Sell it and buy one with a nice finish for $225. I just bought one like new for that price. With no import stamp. You will be upside down if you do any custom work or finish on a inexpencive gun. Start with a nice S&W or other name brand. Even then You wont get your money back. But you will have a nice quality gun.
     
  5. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    Note that the Harrington firing pins will fire when the hammer drop is used, but since it isn't to be trusted anyway no real difference other than improved trigger pull. Some URLs below for more info. Why not get a Tokarev also, and thus have the two pistols designed to use the 7.62X25? The round was designed to punch through the felt coats worn in the winter in the USSR with the knowledge that the enemy of the state would be forced to seek medical care or die. The Bolsheviks had their design philosophy for the .30 Tok just as the USA did for the .45ACP, just a different application.
    7.62x25 - Reed's Ammunition & Research, LLC for .30 JHP Tok ammo for serious social work
    The Awesome CZ 52
    My CZ52 mods + pic
    How to correctly improve the CZ 52 trigger - Gun & Game - Gun Forum Community
    CZ 52 Upgrades - THR
     
  6. jricker3

    jricker3 Klamath Falls, OR Active Member

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    I just got back from shooting my CZ-52. It is dead nuts stock including chewed up bakelite grips and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Part of the enjoyment of a firearm like this is the sense of history that it imparts. I feel that betterizing it detracts from what it was originally designed to accomplish.

    Can you make it look nicer? Sure. Can you improve the trigger? Absolutely. Will it ever be as accurate as a typical modern plastic gun? Heck no!

    Instead of throwing money into it in an attempt to make it into something it is not, just enjoy it as it is.
     
  7. tac0

    tac0 Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    WOW! thanks guys for all the help i am in the process of preparing it to be done in black oxide along with a couple other guns.
     
  8. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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  9. tac0

    tac0 Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    Thanks Qaolin this was very helpful
     
  10. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    I can't comment on a CZ52 because I have never owned one, but my CZ82 is more accurate (and at the least no less accurate) than the modern plastic guns I've owned in similar barrel lengths. Accuracy, field stripping, dependability, and metal (no plastic) is the reason I traded off every plastic gun I've ever owned in that size and kept the CZ82. I could say pretty much the same thing about the Radom P64 too. After changing a couple of springs to lessen the trigger pull and recoil the P64 quickly became my primary carry weapon when a small frame is needed.
     
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  11. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    The CZ 52 is powerful hangun and literally a blast to shoot but it is butt ugly and no amount of money can change that. Keep it stock and spend your money on original mags and ammo.
     
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  12. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    I'm happy to have been of assistance.:) Enjoy that piece:thumbup:
     
  13. gastronome

    gastronome Aloha Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Absolutely! The fixed barrel design is great for accuracy.
     
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  14. tac0

    tac0 Vancouver, Washington New Member

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    I agree about the uglyness TCOV but i want to change that and have something nobody else has, please post pics of completely stock ones, slightly upgraded cz52s or even fully redone ones like what i am going for... hopefully when this is all over i will post before and after photos. Thanks again guys!
     
  15. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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