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Offline Psyop96

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1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« on: October 29, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
This pistol came from an estate sale so no information was available on its past life. It had a parkerized finish (in overall pretty good condition with the roll marks somewhat filled in; probably not the original finish as the 75s normally had a blued finish during this period). The barrel SN did not match the frame/slide and had an awful coating applied to it. Also, it has the narrower spur hammer of the late-80s to early-90s Pre-B pistols. For whatever reason, I did not recall this feature until it came back this past month.

With the magic applied by Scott at CGW, the process to revive this very early Pre-B started in the Spring and it finally came together earlier this month. The overall intent was to mostly preserve the original profile of the pistol but to add a bit of dazzle to it. Besides the new finish, the other notable external change was to the front sight. The internals were kept stock but polished up. The narrower spur hammer was retained so it still has a bit of camming in the action. Shoots nicely but obviously not at the level of a Pro Package. The finish is hard chrome. Original rear sight, controls and hammer were master blued. Hope you enjoy it (mega-thanks to Scott).

First... a couple of ugly shots








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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 08:48:24 PM »
Nice, one off creation you have there.  Can't help but appreciate the final product!  8)
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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 08:49:11 PM »
Purdy. :)
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Offline Blackwatch

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 10:04:39 PM »
Outstanding!! The contrast of chrome and master blued along with those grips is definitely eye catching  :)

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 11:10:18 PM »
That is totally sexy! Everything about it works. I love the new grips; they're a great cap on a beautiful pistol.

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Offline Googe1227

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 12:18:45 AM »
Very very nice!

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 12:28:37 AM »
Not a bad looking 37 year old.
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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 06:02:30 AM »
Very nice, congrats!

Offline Rmach

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 10:06:52 AM »
That really turned out nice!
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Offline Bret

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 11:03:13 PM »
Excellent looking pistol.  Did you have the barrel replaced or repaired?

Offline Psyop96

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 05:51:22 AM »
Thanks, folks. After discussing it with Scott, it was decided to clean up and re-crown the barrel which turned out very nicely.

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 08:12:29 AM »
Jak krasny pistole ! Skvela podivana...

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 08:18:25 PM »
Jak krasny pistole ! Skvela podivana...

Ya'll must be from the south side of the 'hood!  No comprende' but that sho is one sweet piece!

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 12:19:00 PM »
Jak krasny pistole ! Skvela podivana...

Loose translation from google.   How beautiful the gun! Great scenery ...

My only gripe is you should have had them restore the "Czechoslovakia" in the "Made in Czechoslovakia" roll mark, but that's just my OCD getting the better of me.

The stainless with the contrasting controls is a great looking combo.

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Re: 1980 Model 75 is back from CGW Spa
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2017, 03:25:39 PM »
Looks great, love the KN grips on the final product.  8)