Conventional wisdom is that the AT-84 is a Tanfoglio-based pistol. That is fairly easy to accept. After all, the safety on many allows hammer down on safe like any other Tanfoglio-based pistol. Also, the frames seem to lack the front lightening cuts as well as include the same gripping serrations on the front and back straps just like Tanfoglios. Now, they do include the CZ-style mag brakes while having the more CZ-style slide profile (without rails extending to the front). But, a look at the frame reveals a very Tanfoglio appearance - given away by the shape of the back-strap, which CZ's never had but all Tanfoglios, save for the Baby Eagles, DO have.
Yet I came across this photograph of a well-used ITM that was marked differently than the common Action Arms imports. You will note that the frame looks just like a CZ-75. I wonder if early ITM's, with ITM in the box, are not true CZ clones and at some point, as a cost-saving concession, parts were acquired from Tanfoglio. Check out the photos to see what I mean. It seems that these are two very different pistols. Could it be true that the first, older AT-84 really is licensed-built and uses the same specs as any other Pre-B 75?
Or, to put it another way, the AT-84 is a Pre B clone whereas the AT-84S is a Tanfoglio-based pistol?
Older ITM from 1984 (courtesy of Empire Arms).
versus my own AT-84
and the one posted here, recently,http://www.czforumsite.info/index.php?topic=24153.0