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Offline rdcinhou

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Parts diagram for the Model "Z" ?
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:16:19 AM »
I won a Gunbroker auction adding a CZ Model "Z" to my collection (now up to 15!).

After getting it home I searched the Internet for a disassembly video and found a DUO disassembly video (poor video quality). Figuring that they were nearly identical I watched it.

When I went to disassemble my "Z", while removing the slide I neglected to "cup" my hand over the back of the slide resulting in part(s) forcefully shooting out across my study.

I say "part(s)" in that I only found the firing pin spring.  What apparently was missing (compared to the DUO video) was the firing pin spring guide rod.

I scoured the area looking for any such part to no avail.

Thinking that I might never find it, I went to Numrich's website to see if I could find a replacement.  They list parts for the DUO but not for the "Z" and of course they were Out-of-Stock on that particular part.

So....I began to wonder if maybe the "Z" didn't have such a part (i.e. the DUO does and the "Z" doesn't).

I found another video--a rather good quality one that showed disassembly of the "Z" and it didn't include such a part.




So I reassembled my "Z" by the instructions in this video and everything seems to be okay.

A bit later, I went to look for any backup "Z" documentation to add to my notebooks and found a webpage with photos of a disassembled "Z" that does show a firing pin spring guide rod.  (Link: http://www.littlegun.be/ma_collection/tcheque/a%20cz%20z%20gb.htm)

I am hesitant to go to the range to test my "Z" when it might be missing a needed part.

QUESTION: Does your "Z" have a firing pin spring guide rod?  If not, does it shoot well without it?
CZ 24, CZ 27, CZ 38, CZ 45, CZ 52, Vzor 70, CZ75BΩ, CZ75D PCR Compact, CZ 75 P07 Duty, CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, CZ P09 DUTY, P10C, CZ 82, CZ 83, CZ 97BE, CZ 452 American. CZ 550 UCS (Urban Counter Sniper), CZ 805 Bren, DUO  & Z

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Re: Parts diagram for the Model "Z" ?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 07:10:12 AM »
While continuing my search for a authentic parts diagram or other documentation for the "Z", I came across State of Oregon "Gun Data Codes" document.

It lists the "Z AUT PISOLE" code as "ZAP".

This would sure make it a lot easier to find on Internet searches if it had more than the single letter "Z" as its designation.

I kind of like calling it my "ZAP".
CZ 24, CZ 27, CZ 38, CZ 45, CZ 52, Vzor 70, CZ75BΩ, CZ75D PCR Compact, CZ 75 P07 Duty, CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, CZ P09 DUTY, P10C, CZ 82, CZ 83, CZ 97BE, CZ 452 American. CZ 550 UCS (Urban Counter Sniper), CZ 805 Bren, DUO  & Z

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Re: Parts diagram for the Model "Z" ?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 12:10:07 AM »
The duo,z,jaga,and 98 all have the same parts. I have quite a few of them and have experienced the dreaded parts launch. I drove my self nuts trying to find the part. Then I found the easiest answer ever!! Inside cold war czech pistols. James Brown explains how to fix it using a common D nail!!!! I would love to take credit for this fix, but Jim is the man!! I have bought /fixed and sold broken ones using Browns method. contact me if you need more help!

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Re: Parts diagram for the Model "Z" ?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 01:18:40 PM »
I ended up buying the Colt 1908 part from Numrich and shaving down with my Dremel to the dimensions given to me by czechollector. I had problems shooting it as the firing pin guide rod tip got stuck behind the sear after cycling and bent the little pod on the top back of the frame so that the slide wouldn't clear. I managed to get it apart but haven't satisfactorily gotten the pod back in the correct position. I plan on rounding the tip of the guide rod do that it will not be prone to hanging up on the sear.
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CZ 24, CZ 27, CZ 38, CZ 45, CZ 52, Vzor 70, CZ75BΩ, CZ75D PCR Compact, CZ 75 P07 Duty, CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, CZ P09 DUTY, P10C, CZ 82, CZ 83, CZ 97BE, CZ 452 American. CZ 550 UCS (Urban Counter Sniper), CZ 805 Bren, DUO  & Z