Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

My $99 CZ-52

Post Reply
Message
Author
KneverKnew
Member
Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Age: 50
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
United States of America

My $99 CZ-52

#1 Post by KneverKnew » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:43 am

Bought this years ago for $99. I'm sure my "changes" will peeve some die hard collectors, but hey, it's my gun. :)
Didn't like the bakelite grips, so I made some from walnut.

Image
Image
Image
Image

I've done extensive load testing with this pistol over the years and for what it is, it is fairly accurate.
As can be seen in one picture, the locking rollers have worn spots in the lower frame. Does this wear seem excessive?
I was wondering if stoning down the rough spots would be okay, or would that change lock up somehow?

EdHoffer
Senior Moderator
Senior Moderator
Posts: 119
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Age: 63
Location: San Antonio, TX
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#2 Post by EdHoffer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:57 pm

Many of us have changed out grips and no problem one clip old grips back on and its original.

As to the question of stoning it down personally I would be skeptical but I would probably first put some dye on it to find out how much wear you're actually getting.

Stoning it down would give a cosmetic look which would degrade price. Mine were purchased when they 100 bucks more or less as well.

Just my 2 cents.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J727A using Tapatalk


KneverKnew
Member
Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Age: 50
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#3 Post by KneverKnew » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:10 pm

I guess my main question is do the wear marks look excessive? Or is this common for most CZ 52’s?

JonnyDetroit
Registered User
Registered User
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Age: 42
Location: Detroit
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#4 Post by JonnyDetroit » Tue May 21, 2019 9:22 am

I wouldn't mind picking one of these up, just to see how they are engineered and how they shoot.

JonnyDetroit
Registered User
Registered User
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Age: 42
Location: Detroit
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#5 Post by JonnyDetroit » Tue May 21, 2019 9:22 am

Also, those are nice looking grips.

KneverKnew
Member
Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Age: 50
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#6 Post by KneverKnew » Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 pm

Thanks. I think you would find the engineering great. They were designed to withstand the power Of The Czech 7.62x25 high power machine gun ammo. That ammo would blow a tokarev apart.

KneverKnew
Member
Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Age: 50
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#7 Post by KneverKnew » Tue May 21, 2019 4:57 pm

I did replace new hardened rollers. Haven’t had much chance to do any shooting with it sense.

ammolab
Member
Member
Posts: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Location: New Mexico USA
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#8 Post by ammolab » Tue May 21, 2019 6:35 pm

I think that wear isn’t anything to worry about. Also, “Czech 7.62x25 machine gun ammo” is a myth, and so is it’s ability to blow up Tokarevs.

KneverKnew
Member
Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Age: 50
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
United States of America

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#9 Post by KneverKnew » Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 pm

Ok. It’s what I was told somewhere. Just doing my part to spread confusion. LOL. I do know the action is strong from my past load testing. I went a bit hot with some tests but it all held together. I was young and dumb and very fortunate. My max load test pushed an 85 grain Hornady XTP .312 bullet at 1700 FPS. A little stiff to eject the case but everything was good. I decided it was a bit hot. My reloading practices have gotten much more reasonable with age.

User avatar
Ghoulardi
Member
Member
Posts: 256
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:06 pm
Age: 61
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ukraine

Re: My $99 CZ-52

#10 Post by Ghoulardi » Tue May 21, 2019 11:58 pm

the only thing that is "bad" about the 52, is after all that design and engineering that went into it, for some unknown reason the Czechs got a shot of stupidity and made a cast firing pin instead of a milled one
COOL IT WITH THE BOOM-BOOMS!! OVA-DAY!!

Post Reply

Return to “Czech Pistols”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests