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Offline R_Johnson806

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CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:44:01 PM »
Hello all, I'm new to the CZ world and just picked up a CZ 75 BD. Looks to be manufactured in 1999. I for the life of me cannot find any import Mark's. I have stripped it and nada. What does this mean?
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Offline Blackwatch

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Re: CZ 75 BD
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 07:52:13 PM »
Means you are a lucky a guy!!

Offline R_Johnson806

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Re: CZ 75 BD
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 07:57:23 PM »
Well it's no where near perfect condition. Picked it up for about $400.

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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 08:28:14 PM »
If it?s from the recent batch of surplus pistols, have you looked at the underside of the barrel?


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Offline R_Johnson806

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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 09:11:40 PM »
The only thing stamped on the underside of barrel is "A"

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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 09:14:51 PM »
And under the barrel on the frame is stamped "388"

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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 10:21:03 PM »
Those more likely factory marks.


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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 12:14:14 AM »
Places I've seen import marks (some more discreet than others) - on the left side dust cover, on the frame right and left sides, on the barrel, underside of frame, front grip strap and underneath the grips.

Yeah, there probably isn't anywhere else to put an import mark. Would be interested to know of other sightings.

RJ806 - I do have a few pistols without import marks which were either military bring backs or possibly came via Canada (they don't apply import stamps as far as I know).

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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 08:42:44 AM »
Well I've taken it apart and just havent found one. The only place I havent checked is under the grips. I will do that later today. It looks to he a surplus. It has pretty good wear on  certain parts of the firearm. Next question, should I leave as is or have it re finished? There is no rust or pitting as far as I can tell. Thanks for all the input. I don't really know what these older ones value at. If I have it refinished will it affect the value?

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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 04:17:27 PM »
There are enough of the surplus ones out there that I don?t think they have any special value to warrant not making any changes if that?s what you want to do. As a matter of fact, they make great project pistols. I don?t expect to recover the value of ones that I?ve had done, I just enjoy the fun of making something cool, both internally and externally, out of surplus ones.


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Re: CZ 75 BD (no import marks, man. 1999)
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2019, 10:49:40 PM »
I've seen a few without import marks and they were from service member purchases overseas and brought them back into the US. I has a 75B with no import marks and had all the purchase paperwork from the Rod and Gun Club on military base in Germany and some paperwork allowing it back into the US.