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Offline Stopsign32v

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CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:51:46 PM »
Can anyone tell me the ups and downs of this CZ? How is the finish and how do you identify it against a normal one (assuming the finish doesn't give it away)?

Also were they rare? I'm looking to make this my next CZ purchase if I can find one.

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 05:47:21 AM »
I don't think they have made the 97 in that finish for a few years now and Blued finishes are easy to pick out. While I personally think Bluing is a beautiful finish on a gun it is not very durable and begins to show wear pretty quickly with handling and normal use. The 97 is a superb gun though and I would not pass up on a Blued one if I ran across it.

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 06:23:00 AM »
How are the blued easy to pick out over black?

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 07:10:26 AM »
How are the blued easy to pick out over black?
Easy, it has a shine and isn't quite black. You can tell it doesn't have a coating. Polycoat looks more dull and usually has some texture to it.

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 07:23:46 AM »
How are the blued easy to pick out over black?
Easy, it has a shine and isn't quite black. You can tell it doesn't have a coating. Polycoat looks more dull and usually has some texture to it.

In person, yea it would be simple to tell the difference. I was more less wondering about online photos. A lot of the pictures I see could go either way IMO.

Offline longgonedaddy

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 08:45:10 AM »
Might not be the best pic...blued on bottom...coated on top.  Also, the blued don't have grips at the front of the slide.


« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 08:48:52 AM by longgonedaddy »

Offline Meechy7648

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 01:55:39 PM »
Might not be the best pic...blued on bottom...coated on top.  Also, the blued don't have grips at the front of the slide.

Mine is blued with serations...



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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 03:39:42 PM »
And then again, maybe I'm not totally correct about that.


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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 05:44:30 PM »
Might not be the best pic...blued on bottom...coated on top.  Also, the blued don't have grips at the front of the slide.

Mine is blued with serations...



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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 05:44:58 PM »
If I remember correctly, I was told that mine was one of the last blued, but I'll have to try to dig that up. That's not why I bought it. I bought it because it's a 45... and it's gorgeous. LOL

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 06:27:35 PM »
My GOD they are beautiful. Bring a tear to your eye...

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Re: CZ-97 Glossy blue?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 06:44:16 PM »
I got my blued "E" model from CGW in September '13. I had David convert to SA. Best pistol I have ever owned, and I've probably owned 50 or 60 different various pistols over the years.