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Offline Watsoncb

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CZ 82 Needs Rebluing
« on: September 11, 2007, 06:11:24 PM »
I just got my 9x18 CZ 82 from Classic Arms (North Carolina).  It seems to be operational but the finish is terrible.  It looks like it was carried in a box of rocks. :(

Anyone have any recommended gunsmith that could dis-assemble and re-finish my CZ 82?

Offline Frenchy

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 10:03:28 PM »
One thing that you might want to consider is the total cost of professional bluing plus shipping, vs. the cost of the gun.
An option would be one of the home-applied surface coatings offered by Brownells and others...My opinion of course.

wrangler5

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 01:18:51 AM »
I got mine from Centerfire Systems a couple of weeks ago and it too has a pretty messed up finish, but I didn't want to go through the hassle and cost of more shipping to get a replacement.  If I could find complete disassembly instructions somewhere (anybody?) I would probably try one of the do-it-yourself finishes.  

There's a thread on the Makarov forum on Gunboards that goes through the entire process to parkerize and then duracoat on your kitchen stove.  A long process, and somewhat expensive if you're only doing one gun, but the results were spectacular.

Offline Dos

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007, 12:13:26 PM »
An alternative for anyone considering purchasing one of these surplus 82's SIGHT UNSEEN would be to consider the CZ83 for @ $100 additional cost.   Less cost in the long run (no refinish needed).  The 9x18 83's are still around if you look.

Offline Frenchy

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 01:34:13 PM »
That's true, but the 83's aren't C&R.

Offline K75RT

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 05:05:15 PM »
The vz82 is painted; you can buy molycoat or any number of paints from Brownells. Then strip the arm, stone the imperfections and paint it and bake it. They look nice when done.




Offline NORMSUTTON

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 04:07:51 AM »
I striped this one and cold blued it

i56.photobucket.com/album...DGRIP1.jpg

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Offline Flintlock Tom

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 09:26:23 AM »
Norm,
Where did you get the wood grip? That looks awesome.

Offline NORMSUTTON

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 03:55:48 PM »
Flintlock Tom

I got them from DENNIS

www.marschalgrips.com/?content=CZ-models


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Offline Watsoncb

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2007, 05:32:04 PM »
Well I bit the bullet and sent it off for rebluing.  I had to do something.  I tired to blue a revolver once it turned out terrible. :(

So I sent if off to Ahlman Gunsmiths in Minnesota (www.ahlmans.com/index.html).  I will let everyone knows how this turns out.

Offline gfbvmb

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2007, 11:27:01 PM »
Watsoncb - that link doesn't seem to work.....

CZ 82 Needs Rebluing
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 12:52:07 AM »
Mine has the military black enamel finish, with only a few small chips. This is a durable finish, and one of the many things I like about this MilSurp gun is that it doesnt have a fancy, pretty finish that I'd be forever worried about getting scratched up. This gun is made to be carried every day without a care in the world about messing up the finish, and I do indeed carry it with me every day, everywhere I go.

Offline hardd1

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 02:47:41 PM »
I got mine from SOG........like new....199.99

Offline tercel89

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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2007, 06:05:00 AM »
i too got one and i am needing to take it completely apart . Along with my finish being rough , my insides are coated with crap and carbon . I want to get the whole gun aprt and clean out the firing pin chamber . I'd hate to get a slamfire like a SKS.