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CZ-75 Gunsmith

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by spengo, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Looking for a gunsmith that can do stuff for CZ-75's. I have an old pre-B, but all I have for it are the newer 16rd magazines and they are a liiiittle sticky coming out. I'd like to have the mag well widened very slightly so they go in smooth and drop free. Also, every 400rds or so I get a failure to extract and this is no good for a gun I use for IPSC and carry, so I'd like to have the extractor looked at. Finally, I'd like a set of tritium night sights, but they don't make the old stake-on kind anymore so I'd like whatever modification is necessary to be done to get some nice night sights on it. I may not have the $ to do all this at once, but I definitely want to get the extracting issue resolved asap. SO, if anyone knows a good CZ smith somewhere near tigard or an hour's drive radius or so I'd be much obliged if they post here. Thanks!
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    You're best bet is to send it to angus in arizona, I know its not local, but he is arguably the best CZ smith in the country.

    http://www.ghostholster.com/
     
  3. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I dunno, these seem like relatively simple things so I'd really prefer someone local. I know another guy in CO that's a pretty good CZ smith too. Thanks for the info though, I'll definitely consider it if I can't find something around here.
     
  4. blvedere

    blvedere Vancouver,Wa. Member

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    Had Angus rework the trigger on my 75, was kind of spendy, but made a better shooter out of it. Would do it again.
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I think I'd like to take apart the extractor myself. If all it needs is a good thorough cleaning, then great. Otherwise I bet I could install a new extractor spring on my own. Does anyone know where to buy punches near Tigard? The Gun Broker on 99W doesn't have stuff like that.
     
  6. blvedere

    blvedere Vancouver,Wa. Member

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    Is there a Sears in Tigard?
     
  7. klickitat

    klickitat Winlock, Wa New Member

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    you would be better off to sell your gun and buy a new one with the sights you want. Reworking sights, purchasing the doner set and the other work you want done; it is going to cost you pretty penny.

    For what you would spend on the work and the price you would get for your gun, you could just about buy a SP-01 and there is not much better for competition.
     
  8. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    There is, in fact. I didn't think of that.

    Oh probably, but then it wouldn't be a pre-B. :( I'm kinda silly about some things. The sights are not terribly important, it will probably be something to do down the road.

    Also, I posted on the cz forums about the extracting problem and it seems this is fairly common with older CZs and all I need to do is purchase a stronger extractor spring. An easy and cheap fix. Costs $3 lol.
     
  9. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Got my new extractor spring and a punch to poke out the extractor pin today. I put it in and I will go shoot it later today. It may just have been having problems because it was dirty as **** in there. They should sell pistols with an extractor punch lol. I think I'll pop that sucker out every time I clean from now on.

    EDIT: Works great! Shot lots of ammunition up and there were no issues.
     
  10. TMan1911

    TMan1911 NE Member

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    before widening the frame let me take a look! I own both the single and the double action 75B came across this issue before i believe i solved it 1911geek@comcast.net
     
  11. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I have recently learned that 19-round SP-01 magazines fit well in pre-B CZ-75s. I will order some this weekend to try out, if it fits well and is drop free I will no longer need the magazine well widening.

    pic is from this thread on the cz forum.
     
  12. TMan1911

    TMan1911 NE Member

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    Take your gun to the local gun shop try it out first before ordering, Best test yoiu know!
     
  13. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Yeah, but I don't know of any stores around that have the new SP-01 19rd magazines. Only place I can find them is on the online CZ custom shop. I figure I can always sell it if it doesn't work out.
     
  14. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I got one of the SP-01 magazines, it's drop free and everything. Took it to IPSC, worked great! Used it as my first mag every course because it's the only one I have that is drop free lol. Only problem is I can't for the life of me get the 19th round in the magazine! D: I think they are 18rd magazines and just mislabeled on the website or something because I compared with an SP-01 user who had some 18rd mags and it was exactly the same. Also if it was 19rds, why would the lowest witness hole be 18? Doesn't matter since I shot production anyway but interesting. Maybe I will give the cz custom shop a call about their misprint.
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