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I just got my CZ-82 yesterday, they said these things were in excellent condition and I would have to agree, the one I recieved was!!! Looks to me like it was only fired at the factory then packed away, mags look new with no signs of wear except from me taking them in and out several times. I field stripped it and it looked very clean, but not a drop of oil on it, so I oiled it well and I took it to the range today and fired 150 rds. of S&B FMJ through it and it didn't miss a beat, it appears to shoot much better than I do, but I could keep the shots in a 4" pattern at 15 yds. except for a few flyers that were my fault. I even shot a target at 30 yds. and was able to keep all 12 rds. on the 2 ft. square paper, most in about a 12" pattern. I would be lucky to even hit that with my XD Service 9mm or a Glock. The single action trigger is pretty sweet, just a tiny amount of creep and very light, I would guess 4lb., but the DA pull is VERY, VERY heavy, any way to lighten that up a little? And I thought these guns were made from 1982 untill 1992, this one appears to be a 94 going by the "she 94" mark, is that correct? Here are a few pics...











 
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Already having a commercial CZ-83, I've been on the lookout for a nice surplused CZ-82 over the past few months. I've seen two kinds of surplus CZ-82's: Gloss/semi-gloss black-finished (a durable spray-on black paint, like the Mark III model Browning Hi-Powers have) ones that show a little wear and those that have a matte, bead-blasted finish that appear to be in mint/near-mint condition. These latter, I'm pretty sure, have been "arsenal refinished" or some such before importation or marketing as it's unlikely (but possible) that they never were issued, in which case they would likely show at least some finish wear.

The True-Value hardware store where I bought mine had two of the black-finished ones in about the same condition, around 97-98%, which is excellent for a surplused military/police handgun. Apparently the Czechs never used them a whole lot, at least these. The magazine that came with the pistol had a little finish wear around the edges of the baseplate, but the extra that came with the holster was mint. But, most aggravatingly, both CZ-82's had minor damage on the muzzle crowns at the juncture of the bore and the front face of the barrel, from careless cleaning from the muzzle with a steel cleaning rod --- which is commonly found in military surplus pistols. (This can be resolved with a recrowning, however.) Mine has the importer's marking, "PW ARMS REDMND.WA" on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard. All the lettering on the left side has been electro-penciled and was probably all done by the importer. The lettering and numbers on the right side have been stamped and are undoubtedly factory. Most unusual that yours has a very stiff DA trigger, as mine has probably the smoothest, lightest DA trigger that I've ever felt. I can't imagine that yours would be that much different. Possibly it has an internal problem that a gunsmith or replacing the principal parts would rectify.

The little auto is one of the best-feeling in the hand of any handgun that I've ever held. Have only had mine a couple of weeks so haven't had the chance to shoot it. In fact, it's been laying on my desk since then. For the $240 that I paid retail, they are an excellent buy for such a quality little auto.
 

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Hello,

Thanks for posting your photos, but, I must ask that you resize them so they are No Larger than 640 x 480 or your post will be deleted.

Many Thanks,
 
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Resized them, but since I only have the option of 800 wide or 400 wide at my image hosting service they are now only 400 wide, get your magnafier glasses out. Edit, I figured out how to make them bigger.
 

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Hello & Thank You Very Much Sir, you photos look just fine.

Thanks Again & Take Care,
 
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Nice looking pistol. Yes, I am thinking of one. Did you experience any hammer or slide bite while firing the CZ-82? Regards, Richard
 
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Yes I got it from AIM, and no I haven't been bitten by the hammer, it seems to have plenty of room to clear my hand.
 
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