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Offline John1125

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So Far , so good.........with updates
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:11:35 PM »
This one is going to work out pretty well. The gun is in good shape overall , except where someone used their high heal to try and get the slide stop to move ::) And the front sight endured a couple of trips to the pavement or someone was in need of a hammer , but I was able to flow it back into place with a big hammer and little file work its usable .

I will see how it shoots then upgrade the trigger and perhaps new sights ,then give it a park Job. The barrel is pretty good , with just a bit of frost / light pitting near the muzzle , I would not expect the condition of the bore to effect accuracy , at least for me .

Paint remover , then aluminum oxide at 120 lbs. cleaned things up nicely.

Thanks for looking ,
Kirk







« Last Edit: August 22, 2017, 08:06:31 PM by John1125 »
Life is too short to live with a sorry trigger............

You shoot 250,000 rounds figuring out your mistakes , you shoot the  next 250,000  trying to correct them........

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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: So Far , so good.........
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 08:33:13 PM »
Congrats, that's going to be a beauty!

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Re: So Far , so good.........
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 12:19:19 AM »
Really looks good! 8)

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 08:20:23 PM »
Did a little tuning with springs and converted to SAO . I also worked on the sear and hammer hooks . Changed the angle of the sear and lowered the hooks a bunch . Got things to break pretty clean and a decent pull weight .






And everything worked out well , things stayed hooked when they were supposed to . Shot exceeding well , even with the factory trigger and the 4 foot take up  ;). I'll probably say this one deserves a new SAO trigger . This group was at 50 ft. and old eyes behind the sights .



I haven't decided about the sights if I want to update , I'm seeing them OK . I have some finish work to smooth out, there are a couple of spots where the gun was dinged up I need to fix , then I'll go ahead and park after everything is looking and working good .

I'm really happy with this gun at this point .

Kirk
Life is too short to live with a sorry trigger............

You shoot 250,000 rounds figuring out your mistakes , you shoot the  next 250,000  trying to correct them........

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 11:47:29 PM »
I would suggest trimming up that beaver tail a bit before any finishing.  O0

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 07:11:55 AM »
I would suggest trimming up that beaver tail a bit before any finishing.  O0

I'm new to these CZs , so do you mean to bring the shape  to more of a point by blending the bottom up?

Kirk
Life is too short to live with a sorry trigger............

You shoot 250,000 rounds figuring out your mistakes , you shoot the  next 250,000  trying to correct them........

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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 07:53:13 AM »
I would suggest trimming up that beaver tail a bit before any finishing.  O0

I'm new to these CZs , so do you mean to bring the shape  to more of a point by blending the bottom up?

Kirk
Pretty much. Actually all you have to do is break that bottom edge. Makes a world of difference. SP01SHADOW has a thread detailing how it's done. I'll see if I can dig it up.

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 08:03:21 AM »
Here is one of his threads, pics of the beavertail in reply #14.
http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=81305.0

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2017, 09:31:48 PM »
Thanks Earl. Here's what I did in that regard .







And here it is compared to a newer factory gun , I did not lose much in size . I was trying to at least give the illusion of an upswept beaver tail.



Thanks for looking ,

Kirk
Life is too short to live with a sorry trigger............

You shoot 250,000 rounds figuring out your mistakes , you shoot the  next 250,000  trying to correct them........

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 12:56:37 AM »
Schweet! O0

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 06:31:54 AM »
Thanks Earl. Here's what I did in that regard .







And here it is compared to a newer factory gun , I did not lose much in size . I was trying to at least give the illusion of an upswept beaver tail.



Thanks for looking ,

Kirk
Looks good!

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 12:34:11 PM »
Got this one cooked up this morning . Really turned out great . I like the CZ's



Drilled and tapped the sear cage , seemed to clean the pull up just a bit .











I went with an upgraded hammer and adjustable sear and played around with the springs . Curved trigger from Armory Craft . Need some grips and probably an extended FP . Shoots very well.

Trigger breaks at 2 lbs 4 oz.  Fun project

Thanks for all the help and input.


Kirk   
« Last Edit: September 04, 2017, 12:37:50 PM by John1125 »
Life is too short to live with a sorry trigger............

You shoot 250,000 rounds figuring out your mistakes , you shoot the  next 250,000  trying to correct them........

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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
Very nice!

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 05:22:48 PM »
Kirk,

Put a CGW 10x bushing in that pistol and it will be good enough for bullseye matches.  I couldn't believe how successful that one simple modification was for my admittedly very sloppy factory bushing.  Before the bushing, I had rarely shot the 9mm slide and instead left a Kadet conversion on the 75B frame full of CGW parts.  I only about 50k rounds on that frame now. 

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Re: So Far , so good.........with updates
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 08:13:59 PM »
Kirk,

Put a CGW 10x bushing in that pistol and it will be good enough for bullseye matches.  I couldn't believe how successful that one simple modification was for my admittedly very sloppy factory bushing.  Before the bushing, I had rarely shot the 9mm slide and instead left a Kadet conversion on the 75B frame full of CGW parts.  I only about 50k rounds on that frame now. 

Joe

Joe ,

I've got a couple of those bushings coming for some others that have the removable front sight. I knocked one bushing out the other day just to see how tight they were in . Not to bad to remove.

Looking forward to the upgraded bushings , I know on the 1911's that I build the bushing fit is a big factor in accuracy.

Kirk
Life is too short to live with a sorry trigger............

You shoot 250,000 rounds figuring out your mistakes , you shoot the  next 250,000  trying to correct them........

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