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Offline SteveM70

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CZ 83 upgrades?
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:06:15 PM »
What upgrades are available for 83's to make them better shooters? I love mine but want to make it better.  I have some night sights to install but am thinking ahead to the next step. What would the 83 club recommend?

Offline AZ_CZ

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 11:28:12 PM »
Grips are always a good start. Problem is finding the right ones, only you can make that call.

Offline SteveM70

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 11:53:02 PM »
Yeah. I like the look of the walnut ( and they are in stock at CZ) but don't know about how they function. Might just take a chance on them.

Offline adrian

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 01:58:17 PM »
     Hiya SteveM70 and thanks for the thread. Had the internals polished, and the action smoothed out, some trigger weight lightening;especially for the DA, as it dosent half cock like the po2 does for carry. Believe a member here had hi vis sights installed on several of his and I think they look like a good upgrade. Was going to add the same hex site my po2 has but decided I didnt want the additional 1/4 in of height, the factory site is plenty good in the 15 to 20 ft range. The wood grips are a plus as they dont snag on clothes, and checkering helps, waited 3 months for my from europe, worth the wait. Be well.
     

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 03:10:46 AM »
I have large hands and find the grips too small.  The CZ 75/85 rubber magazine base plate fits the 83 magazine ($9 at CZ-USA), and fills my left hand better giving me an improved grip.
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CZ 75 Compact, 9 Luger, Dual Tone
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CZ 83, 7.65 Browning, Glossy Blue

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 09:45:09 AM »
So when you polish the internals which parts are you polishing and what are you polishing with? Yeah, I know this is prob pretty basic but that's where Im at.

Thanks for all the comments

Steve

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 11:30:05 AM »
Engraving is a nice upgrade; e.g. —





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CZ 83, 9 Browning Court, Satin Nickel
CZ 75 Compact, 9 Luger, Dual Tone
CZ 82, 9 Makarov, Czechoslovak People's Army Black
CZ 83, 7.65 Browning, Glossy Blue

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 11:42:03 AM »
So when you polish the internals which parts are you polishing and what are you polishing with?

A compendium of pretty much everything one needs to know for home gunsmithing a CZ 82 or 83:

http://sailorcurt.com/?s=cz+82&submit=Search
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CZ 83, 9 Browning Court, Satin Nickel
CZ 75 Compact, 9 Luger, Dual Tone
CZ 82, 9 Makarov, Czechoslovak People's Army Black
CZ 83, 7.65 Browning, Glossy Blue

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 05:58:34 PM »
So when you polish the internals which parts are you polishing and what are you polishing with?

A compendium of pretty much everything one needs to know for home gunsmithing a CZ 82 or 83:

http://sailorcurt.com/?s=cz+82&submit=Search


The sailorcurt posts are great ...(best thing is a pic of my 82 is at the top of the last CZ-82 thread on his site)
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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 12:59:35 AM »
Thanks for the info on sailorcurt everybody. Im thinking its just what I was looking for.
This forum is great.
Steve

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 01:24:02 AM »
And thank you Steve for bringing this up, as I am in the same boat and had never heard of this  :o .......  8)

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 10:49:26 AM »
Yeah Carp, the sailorkurt site looks good and pretty extensive. I just started looing through the first few posts  this morning over coffee. I'm starting to think I need a extra, extra 83 just to tinker on.   ;)

Thanks again CZ forum

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2013, 01:29:17 AM »
The main upgrade I would make is the grips. I ordered my Black/Walnut grips from Marschal and am eagerly awaiting their delivery. I'm expecting them to provide a much better grip and feel, as well as look, then the somewhat slippery and hollow factory grips. The thumb safety might use some polishing to be smoother, but I don't carry cocked and locked so that isn't an issue for me. The trigger on my recent production civilian model CZ-83 is as smooth as butter, and I really don't want or need it to be any better at this time. The factory sights don't bother me, as I've owned and shot handguns with worse sights then this.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 01:32:05 AM by NRA1945 »
CZ-83: 9 Browning Court - Mosin-Nagant 91/30: 7.62x54R (Modified Sporter)

Offline SteveM70

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2013, 02:26:46 AM »
Thanks NRA1945
Some walnut grips have been on my to do list for a while and I'm thinking that's probably next.
Steve

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Re: CZ 83 upgrades?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2013, 09:56:59 PM »
Engraving is a nice upgrade; e.g. —






Hey Skookum... your killing me here! Who did the work on these beautiful presentation pieces?
CZ-83: 9 Browning Court - Mosin-Nagant 91/30: 7.62x54R (Modified Sporter)

 

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