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Offline greystonedog

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cz 85 B combat
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:40:21 PM »
I am considering one in dual tone on Gunbroker . Is the slide blue or CZ polycoat? I have read about slide stop problems with the CZ85 combat. Is this an isolated few or a common problem for this model? Is the hammer the same as a standard CZ75, if so I need to plan on  an upgraded one, have liked the Shadow take offs from CZ Custom. Thanks for your  help and advise

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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 01:45:34 AM »
I am considering one in dual tone on Gunbroker . Is the slide blue or CZ polycoat? I have read about slide stop problems with the CZ85 combat. Is this an isolated few or a common problem for this model? Is the hammer the same as a standard CZ75, if so I need to plan on  an upgraded one, have liked the Shadow take offs from CZ Custom. Thanks for your  help and advise

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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 06:47:10 AM »
The early 85's had a smaller diameter R/H slide stop that was prone to breaking. My '96 Combat has this style, and hasn't broken.

CZ made a change by enlarging the diameter, which solved the problem. The frame, on older guns, can be modified to accept the newer designed part. I don't know when the change was made, but unless the gun you're looking at is old, I wouldn't worry.
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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 07:02:32 AM »
If you want a really sweet trigger there are three options.

1.  You get lucky and the factory trigger/sear give you what you want.  I have some CZ's that did not need an aftermarket trigger/sear.
2.  You get an aftermarket hammer/sear from CZ Custom (no experience with their parts)
3.  You get a race hammer and adjustable sear from Cajun Gun Works.  I've used two of these.  Excellent results.  The adjustable sear has nothing to do with adjusting sear to hammer fit or trigger pull weights.  It compensates, with the safety, for the change in sear to trigger engagement you get with the replacement hammer.  Well worth the money vs. the time/effort to file/stone the safety or sear arm to make the safety work correctly.

My Pre B CZ85 was used pretty hard in the middle east before I got it a couple years ago.  The right side slide release is till there and still working. 
I stopped carrying the SIG 556R.  SIG changed models and couple/three times and stopped supporting it with parts.  So, I stopped supporting SIG.  Back to the tried/true AR15 Carbine.

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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 07:28:23 AM »
I decided to buy an early one instead of the later  two tone, it is Gunbroker 797 220 041 Appreciate knowing about the smaller slide stop , this one does not show much wear  so hopefully I'll be OK. I have installed the CZ match hammer, CGW match and most recently a Shadow takeoff from CZ custom. Like the CGW better than CZ one, its crisper absolutely no creep. The Shadow take off almost as good and for the pre B's I like the wide width. just looks better.Hope the trigger on this one is pretty good  as I would like to keep the spur.

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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 08:49:54 AM »
I like the spur hammer, too.  Put one (new one, like the commemorative red star CZ75) on a CZ75 Compact a couple years ago.
I stopped carrying the SIG 556R.  SIG changed models and couple/three times and stopped supporting it with parts.  So, I stopped supporting SIG.  Back to the tried/true AR15 Carbine.

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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 10:37:52 AM »
All 85 Combats are pre-Bs in one sense of the term.  :)   That's because none of them have a firing pin block, and use a firing pin stop rather than a firing pin retention roll pin to keep the firing pin in the slide.

I keep thinking I want to get the larger SA safety levers for my 85 Combat.  If I ever stumble into some extra money, I'll probably do that. 

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Re: cz 85 B combat
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 07:59:01 PM »
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I keep thinking I want to get the larger SA safety levers for my 85 Combat.  If I ever stumble into some extra money, I'll probably do that.

I plan to do the same with mine. My 85C, affectionately known as Bleu, will be my winter carry next year. Need to find a good set of fixed irons, and the S/A levers and she will be done. Best trigger of all my pistols, all stock, just cleaned up.

 

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