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Offline modelbuilder56

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2017, 09:59:51 PM »
Glad I found this forum, IMHO the round trigger guard and the spur hammer drew me to this pistol where on my brothers 75B I don't like the look of the squared off trigger guard. I do like the shape of the  trigger guard on my SP01 though.

Found one yesterday and bought it, what threw me off after I got it home and upon closer inspection was the serial number and the fact my case and target are both marked '17, there is no CCCP prefix in the serial number and finding this forum pretty much explains why. I thought maybe someone was trying to pull a fast one on me but it was brand new from a local FFL.
 
If it is half as accurate as my SP01 and P07 I will be happy.

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2017, 05:23:48 PM »
Glad I found this forum, IMHO the round trigger guard and the spur hammer drew me to this pistol where on my brothers 75B I don't like the look of the squared off trigger guard. I do like the shape of the  trigger guard on my SP01 though.

Found one yesterday and bought it, what threw me off after I got it home and upon closer inspection was the serial number and the fact my case and target are both marked '17, there is no CCCP prefix in the serial number and finding this forum pretty much explains why. I thought maybe someone was trying to pull a fast one on me but it was brand new from a local FFL.
 
If it is half as accurate as my SP01 and P07 I will be happy.

It should be!

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2017, 08:09:28 PM »
Glad I found this forum, IMHO the round trigger guard and the spur hammer drew me to this pistol where on my brothers 75B I don't like the look of the squared off trigger guard. I do like the shape of the  trigger guard on my SP01 though.

Found one yesterday and bought it, what threw me off after I got it home and upon closer inspection was the serial number and the fact my case and target are both marked '17, there is no CCCP prefix in the serial number and finding this forum pretty much explains why. I thought maybe someone was trying to pull a fast one on me but it was brand new from a local FFL.
 
If it is half as accurate as my SP01 and P07 I will be happy.

It should be!


I put the boots on, braved the snow and yes she is as accurate if not more so than the SP01 and the PO7! It doesn't seem to be as nose heavy as the SP01.

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2017, 09:29:21 PM »
Well, definitely congratulations again!!!

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2017, 05:25:33 PM »
I just bought one last week, this is my first CZ 75, I have some clones, but the 75 really shoots nice. I like the retro look of it too. I also did a well needed trigger job, it takes very little to make the trigger great. Also put on a set of rosewood grips. Im thinking of removing the red paint from the stars and hammer.
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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2017, 10:48:27 PM »
I just bought one last week, this is my first CZ 75, I have some clones, but the 75 really shoots nice. I like the retro look of it too. I also did a well needed trigger job, it takes very little to make the trigger great. Also put on a set of rosewood grips. Im thinking of removing the red paint from the stars and hammer.

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2017, 08:35:51 PM »
I have the Cold War, that i bought in 2011, for $445 from Buds.  I was looking for a cz75, and CW was $50-70 cheaper then the regular CZ, and I am from Russia originally, so i thought the markings were neat.  My CW had the squire trigger guard so its  not as good looking ;(   Also want to take the red of the star.  Anyone did it?
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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2017, 11:56:44 PM »
Much more reasonably priced now.......$599 vs the original $799.......just (3) left for those looking, and they appear to have the serial #'s that start with "CCCP"....but I would check with the vendor on that just to make sure if that's an issue for you    ::)

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/641849622
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 11:59:39 PM by CZ Aficionado »

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Re: CZ Cold War Commemorative's
« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2017, 09:46:42 PM »
The pistol is cool, the markings... maybe not so much.

They are somewhat anachronistic considering that the pistol was never meant to be sold in the Eastern Bloc but instead for hard currency in the West.

Not to go totally off topic but I've never been able to figure out why - If the Czechoslovak Govt. wanted to sell this successfully overseas- they opted for secret military patents that were unenforceable outside the Warsaw Pact?

 It obviously took resources to design, prototype, and build; so it had to have some political approval at a relatively high level. Considering this, the Czechoslovak Govt. seems to have been at cross-purposes with itself.

Was this imposed from outside (jealous Izhevsk  in USSR?) or from some rival political clique within the Czechoslovak Communist Party? Or was it just standard operating procedure since it was a military service pistol and they didn't think through? After all the Communist Czechoslovak state was desperate for hard currency as were most Eastern Bloc countries at this time.

I'm guessing that someone high up tried to kill the project softly without openly killing the project. This seems the typical politics within Communist states. I suppose CZ would have no choice but to try to recover some expenses anyway so they had to put it on the market regardless. If the pistol was a dud it wouldn't sell. If the pistol was awesome (which it was) it would be cloned. Either way CZ would not profit.

In spite of others (Communists) best efforts to sandbag or even kill the project it is remarkable that, not only was the thing made, but that CZ (at least CZUB) would survive and prosper after the Cold War. After all, when your design gets cloned it's the originator that usually gets screwed (think IBM - they don't make consumer PCs and laptops anymore).

Does anyone know of any resources (available in English) regarding the development of one of the best and most popular pistols the world has ever seen?
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