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Old 06-14-2017, 10:57 PM
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Original model CZ-75

As anyone who knows me knows, I love CZ-75s - I learned on one as a kid (when my dad bought an original flat-sided model in South Africa in 1977), competed with them in IPSC, steel and pin-shoots and carried one on duty when I worked armed-response. I never thought I'd see one of those early models again, much less own one until a friend popped up and offered this 1978 model (5-digit serial-number) to me:



The original waffle-style grips are shot, so he replaced them with later ones - I'll get another set somewhere so it's "right". Man, I'm chuffed to pieces - it doesn't even have import-markings
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:23 PM
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Congratulations sounds kind of like a Grail gun
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:44 PM
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Nice find. A few years back I finally found a nice cz85db in the used case unshot, still nib with papers for $300. Not a mark on it. I like the DA first shot feature. The cz85 is a amberdexterious cz75.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:49 PM
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Very cool.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:01 AM
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Excellent!
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:34 AM
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Love my CZ's. I have three and they are all excellent guns. Nice score.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:47 AM
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I also have 3 (plus a Tanfoglio).
All great guns....the only handgun that feels as good as the 1911 does in my hand.
Superb ergonomics (and great accuracy too).
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:05 AM
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CZ 75 variants are like pringles. You can't have just one
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:24 AM
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Congratulations!!!! Great find. Top notch pistols.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:26 AM
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I had two 1980s Pre B models, and a B "Retro" model. Much preferred the Pre Bs, but let both get away from me. Not the most accurate 9s I've ever owned, but all three 100% reliable with any ammo that would go into the chamber. IMHO, the CZ75 grip is one of the most ergonomic and comfortable in the double stack universe. I may have just talked myself into another CZ
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:18 PM
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Apparently even Jeff Cooper thought highly of the CZ-75, which is saying something. Congrats on a great find.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:30 PM
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Those are really nice guns. I managed to get a brand new one some years ago when I guy brought a bunch of them in gray-market from Canada. Fine pistol indeed.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:05 PM
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Nice one with the original finish.

Last year I ordered an Israeli Police Trade-in CZ-75 from Aim Surplus. I don't like the finish on it but I got lucky and got an older, Made in Czechoslovakia, not Czech Republic. I like it; despite being "finish challenged" it is a great shooting gun.

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Old 06-15-2017, 02:20 PM
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That's a nice looking pistol. Back in the lat80's early 90's I purchased a new CZ 75 that was one of the best 9mm pistols that I have owned, except for the H&K P7M13 and M8 pistols I own. That pre B CZ 75 had a great DA trigger pull that was smooth and light and accuracy and reliability was great also.

I unfortunately sold it, mistakenly thinking I could always buy a new one later. I bought a new one about 3 years ago a CZ 75B and the trigger pull sucks (compared to that pre B model from the late 80's). My new CZ 75B's trigger has a longer pull and is a two stage trigger which sucks. I still like the design and will keep it.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:30 PM
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Found a post from last year where a guy bought some CZ 75 Waffle Style reproduction grips.

http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=79054.0

https://vintagegungrips.com/shop/cz-...-style-pistol/

Beautiful CZ you have there!
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:48 PM
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Bummer - no picture for me.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:54 PM
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Nice find. A few years back I finally found a nice cz85db in the used case unshot, still nib with papers for $300. Not a mark on it.
Any tips on how I can come across something like this?
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:55 PM
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Very NICE!
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:25 PM
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That's a nice find.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:29 PM
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Any tips on how I can come across something like this?
Stay browsing. I was browsing 4 to 5 days a week. Luckily someone traded my cz85db for a tupperware plastic pistol.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:42 PM
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Love the CZ75 and have the CZ75B. Recently added the Tanfoglio version called the Mossad in brushed hard chrome made for Israel and what I am really proud of is the Swiss made AT-84 I have been fortunate to acquire. Not the AT-84S-- the real AT-84. It's a Swiss made clone that can be argued is better than the original.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:58 PM
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I'm not going to miss this opportunity to show off one of my new toys. I finally have my dream CZ which is this CZ75 first model. I purchased it from the original owner who bought it in South Africa in 1977 when he was just 14 and is marked as having been made in 1977. He came to the US in 1979 with his parents and they were able to bring it with them. Fortunately, the original owner was pretty particular about it, so the pistol came with the original box, manual, test target and import documents. The overall condition is a strong very good. The bluing is deep with a few minor scratches, some wear at the muzzle and wear around the front and back of the grip. I couldn't be more pleased. It now rests in a new CZ factory case.




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Old 06-15-2017, 03:59 PM
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I also have 3 (plus a Tanfoglio).
All great guns....the only handgun that feels as good as the 1911 does in my hand.
Superb ergonomics (and great accuracy too).
Pictures of my Italian Tanfoglio/Witness, CZ 75 clone, with 'ivory' grips in 40 S&W attached. It also came with 9 mm slide and barrel way back in the 80's(?) as best I can recall. Anyway, it is my bedroom/nightstand gun. Originally gun came with checkered walnut grips but I like how faux ivory looks/feels.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:36 PM
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Old, new...never met a CZ I didn't like.
Congrats on your "new" classic!
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:48 PM
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Sweet gun. I have a 'long rail' pre-B that was bought privately overseas and brought back, since it has no import marks. That paint job does indeed seem cheap; was that the Czech military finish or did they use black parkerizing? It doesn't seem to offer much protection.
I've often wondered about the DA feature since you have to pull the trigger to lower the hammer--not the safest procedure. I've read somewhere that it's to give a second-strike capability and the pistol was intended to be used SA. This could also explain why the safety won't engage with the hammer down.
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