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Offline Skylane

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9mm barrel for CZ 52
« on: September 10, 2009, 11:27:17 AM »
Anyone have or know of a source for a 9mm barrel for a CZ 52?

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Offline Otto N Sure

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 05:55:40 PM »
I think that they may be all gone by now.  The last one's that I saw were being sold by Sportsmans Guide, but that was more than a year ago.  The one I have was installed by the importer and has "9mm" stamped on the bottom of the mag.

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Offline tf34mech

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 09:14:23 AM »
I contacted Cope's Distributing if they plan on stocking 9mm barrels for the 52; unfortunately the answer is no.   If any members of the forum want them we may have to consider a group buy and have them made.

Offline Dorkfish

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 09:19:02 PM »
On some of the earlier 9mm barrel conversion runs there were some issues with damage and malfunctions occurring.  The later versions were supposed to be quite nice... truly difficult to get at this point.

Offline krl45

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 04:22:36 AM »
I have one that I got several years ago, and it has been a very good barrel.  The gun shoots well with it.  I think that I got it from Markorov.com, and I don't think they sell parts anymore. >:(
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Offline Otto N Sure

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 08:45:16 AM »
Yep, Makarov.com is now gone.  Some of the parts that they distributed are available from other sources, but not the 9mm barrels.

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Offline NickySantoro

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 11:20:34 AM »
OP,
 Occasionally barrels will turn up on Ebay or Gunbroker, but at rather high prices. It appears that the conversion is not always as simple as a barrel swap. I found this some time ago when I was considering the same swap....

•   9x19 Federal Barrel Feeding Problems - as quoted from the Federal conversion instruction sheet
Some CZ-52 pistols converted to 9mm NATO will show feeding problems. This is primarily caused by the fact that the 9mm NATO round is shorter in length than the 7.62x25 Tokarev round. There are 2 areas of concern: magazine feed lips and the way the extractor pushes the live round into the chamber.
Surprisingly the extractor is the main cause of feeding problems. The lower 1/2 of the front end of the extractor actually contacts the round, pushing it into the chamber. By smoothing and rounding the angled surface on the lower 1/2 only, the extractor hook will not disrupt the movement of the round as it jumps around the rim of the cartridge being chambered. To remove the extractor, use a 1/16" punch to drive the pivot pin through the slide. This will release both the extractor and its spring. When you reinstall the extractor and its pin and spring, check to see if there is free movement by pushing on the rear end against the spring pressure.
Examine the feed lips of the magazine. Look for jagged or bent edges. The metal at the lips is heat treated, so you may not be able to bend them back without weakening them. It may be necessary to have a welder add metal to the leading edges of the feed lips. Excess metal would be removed by a Dremel tool.

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Offline tf34mech

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 06:25:53 PM »
Gun Parts Warehouse makes an extractor for the 9mm conversion.

http://www.gunpartswarehouse.com/cz52.htm

And here is a barrel for sale no whining over the price.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/910722326/Non-Guns/Barrels/CZECH_CZ_52_9MM_BARREL.htm?&
« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 06:58:08 PM by tf34mech »

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009, 06:12:23 PM »
Here's a link for a 9mm barrel and no whining about the price.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/910722326/Non-Guns/Barrels/CZECH_CZ_52_9MM_BARREL.htm?

Offline cz52luvr

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Re: 9mm barrel for CZ 52
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2009, 07:56:47 PM »
The starting price of $110 for the 9mm barrel in the above link isn't bad and isn't great, they're so hard to find these days.  It it were a threaded barrel it would be worth $150.  I wish they had used something other than the unheard of 12x1 right-hand thread on those CZ52 barrels though.  The FN P90 flash hiders would fit if they were RH instead of LH.

 

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