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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 03:08:20 AM »
Took the 85 to the range last evening for her first post-Cajunizing range trip.  She did not disappoint.  In fact, she may be the best I have.  SA registers at 2lbs 9oz.  DA is 6lbs 5oz.  The DA is so smooth I can't even describe it.  The SA may be a little too light as there is zero takeup.  Most CZs after the Cajunizing process have a bit of takeup.  They can be akin to a two stage trigger as you pull in the takeup and reach a somewhat soft stop and pull through for ignition.  This has no takeup and the pull through is very light.  I think we are going to test it with a 13# mainspring to see what that does.  I can tell you, though, that she is fast and accurate with a very short reset and is decidedly more accurate than her owner will ever be.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2016, 08:36:08 AM »
Hot dawg, that's another cool year for Czechoslovakia as the Iron Curtain crumbles. By the way, that's also the year when production of the rounded trigger guard versions ended.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2016, 09:15:31 AM »
Also, this gun has no import mark.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2016, 10:02:02 AM »
Birds Away, you have some of the nicest toys!

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2016, 10:12:12 AM »
Thank you, Sir.  There won't be any new ones for a while.  I have allowed the ammo locker to become depleted and I have the D compact to upgrade.  Plus, I am thinking I will want to have Cerakote jobs done on the alloy compact and the D.  So, I need to slow things down and catch up a bit.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2016, 10:12:01 AM »
A local guy in Indianapolis.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2016, 09:16:41 PM »
Very nice Birds !
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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2016, 05:36:25 PM »
He does a great job. I would like to use him if you don't mind telling me who he is.

Me too. I'm in Urbana, IL so not too far from me. The parts on my CZ are wearing so fast.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2016, 04:51:59 PM »
Love that midnight blue color.
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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2016, 05:24:13 AM »
To continue this thread, here is the latest 85 project.  This is a surplus 85B.  Not sure of the year of manufacture yet.  It will arrive tomorrow and head down to Indy for cerakote.  This one will be in Sniper Gray with black controls, TFX sights and some nice custom grips.


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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2016, 08:44:35 AM »
I looked at that one on Gunbroker. Congratulations!
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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2016, 09:22:02 AM »
There are three still there.  ;D

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2016, 06:55:36 PM »
Picked it up tonight from the LGS.  Definitely a nasty, filthy girl.  Took her to the range for a 50 round function check and it was easy to see and feel the potential.  The sights are as close to invisible to these old eyes as they could be but I still managed a good group and three bulls in the first ten rounds.  I'm very optimistic.  She'll get a thorough cleaning then off for Cerakote.

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2016, 03:45:52 AM »
I hadn't noticed that.  I'm just hoping the guy doesn't have any trouble getting the old finish off.  BTW, she measure at 5 lbs SA and 8.5 lbs DA. 

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Re: Surplus CZ 85
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2016, 08:07:32 AM »
I recently acquired a nickel transitional. When my wife picked it up, first thing she noticed was how heavy it was. I hadn't paid attention to it. When I strip it to de-plate, I'll weigh it just for fun. I noticed as well that the beavertail is wider on the transitional vs. the '92 that I have. I wonder about their process for preparing the molds for casting the frames. Lots of small variations between the few early 75's I've handled so far.