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MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:04:21 AM »



Looks pretty nice... :)
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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 10:07:30 AM »
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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 01:50:15 PM »
Thanks for sharing the vid!

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 02:23:49 PM »
Sweet!  8)  They did a great job on the Cerakote!  :)
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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 06:02:24 PM »
I was just about to post this, very nice! Thank you for the post.

Is is standard to not remove the sights during a Pre-B refinish? In the video they left them on the slide and refinished the hole thing.
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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 07:29:19 PM »
I was just about to post this, very nice! Thank you for the post.

Is is standard to not remove the sights during a Pre-B refinish? In the video they left them on the slide and refinished the hole thing.
Not what I'd consider a "restoration". Especially when he turned it around to show the color fill, yuck. He should call it what it is, a paint job.

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 08:32:35 PM »
Very nice, but I would not done the color fill. Maybe I'm picky.

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 10:04:39 PM »
I was just about to post this, very nice! Thank you for the post.

Is is standard to not remove the sights during a Pre-B refinish? In the video they left them on the slide and refinished the hole thing.
Not what I'd consider a "restoration". Especially when he turned it around to show the color fill, yuck. He should call it what it is, a paint job.
Yes, a real restoration would have been bluing and not Cerakote (painting).

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 11:02:27 PM »
I like it! Yhat gun was built to be a work horse, not a show piece! O0

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 12:05:27 AM »
Yes, a real restoration would have been bluing and not Cerakote (painting).

Is it really a restoration when the original gun was painted (polycoat) and not blued?

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 06:29:44 AM »
My comment questioning the term restoration had nothing to do with the choice of finish and everything to do with level of detail. Painting over the sights to me shows a lack of detail. Maybe they did it that way because re-installing them would damage the incredibly durable cerakote.The color fill is just tacky, the equivalent of a vinyl pinstripe on a nice car. I admit I'm nitpicking here, but "restoration" is a business of picking nits.
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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 06:51:49 AM »
He said the sights were all blacked out to begin with. Returning something to its former condition is still a restoration.

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 07:48:19 AM »
He's lucky to have found such a nice one to work with.  I was very interested in seeing what he would do because I'm in the middle of refinishing a pre-B that was in pretty rough looking shape. I don't know exactly when they switched but before the polycote was standard it was enamel paint.  The one I'm working with is a practice project and essentially had no external finish remaining. I just want to do a rust blue job and have fun with it.  I hope it comes out nice and to my satisfaction but I don't expect it to be flawless. Especially with some of the pitting I had to deal with.
 The pre-B front sight isn't on a dovetail but sits in a slot and has a single pin extending through a hole in the top of the barrel bushing. Many of the surplus models have seen considerable rough handling and the front sights are commonly damaged to some degree. It can't be replaced without modification to the slide and doing so would pretty much void a true restoration. Removal for refurb probably requires some special tool to press it out and then re-peen it back in place if it wasn't too damaged to work with in the first place. Mine is off to CGW right now for the retrofit since I'm not intending a restoration.
  I rather suspect that this is probably symptomatic of early onset cz-itis. I've heard that there is no known cure.

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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 09:25:09 AM »
I'm glad Mac is doing more with CZ's... But sort of not, because it exposes our hidden gems  O0. We are lucky though. Having SP01Shadow show us his restorations really spoiled us.
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Re: MAC - Restoring a Pre-B CZ 75
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 04:49:34 PM »
I'm glad Mac is doing more with CZ's... But sort of not, because it exposes our hidden gems  O0. We are lucky though. Having SP01Shadow show us his restorations really spoiled us.
Yep, very disappointed to see SP01SHADOW leave the forum.

 

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