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Offline QuickDrawMcgraw

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New LOK Grips on the Pre B
« on: May 11, 2019, 04:36:09 PM »
1991 CZ 85 Pre B
LOK Grips - Black with Blood Red Inlay/Liner

I picked this up last month and now have put 600 trouble free rounds through it.  It is missing the magazine guide and the hammer spring visually doesn't look right but works amazing.
I only have 1 CZ Pre-B mag that does not drop free - I picked up a couple MecGar 16s and they drop free empty, MecGar 17/19s fit and work but don't budge you have to pull them out.
I Had planned to ship this one off to CGW - but after input from fellow members on this board and a friend at work - my new plans are as follows:
First I know I bought way too many springs of the same types from 4 different places, but hey now I'll never need springs.  ;D

- I purchased a High Performance Complete Spring Kit from BHP Solutions
- I purchased from CZ Custom a  bunch of springs, magazine guide, pins, extra 85 slide stop (only left side fits - newer right side is bigger)
- I purchased from CZ USA a bunch of misc parts and the Armorers Manual for CZ75 Series Pistols
- I purchased/ordered from Cajun Gun Works (based on a members input)   #13 hammer spring, extended firing pin, reduced power trigger return spring combo (of which besides the firing pin - I had the CZCustom and BHP 13lb spring)

I am going to look at all the great information on this board - complete strip, replace all springs and parts I feel need replacing, polish if needed it is broken in - then just shoot it and shoot it some more. 

Man I love CZ's and this board!  Have a great day!




Offline briang2ad

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Re: New LOK Grips on the Pre B
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 07:13:45 AM »
If Mecgar 16s fit and drop free you should be GRATEFUL, especially on that earlier import model.  Nice pistol. 

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Re: New LOK Grips on the Pre B
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 05:28:28 PM »
If Mecgar 16s fit and drop free you should be GRATEFUL, especially on that earlier import model.  Nice pistol.

Thank you!  I think out of 5 16rd Mecgars - 4 drop free and 1 just pops out a little bit almost exactly like the 1 magazine that came with the gun.  Out of 3 19rd mecgars I have tried - only 1 will go in 'nicely' and I have to pull it out while holding the mag release, the other two require too much muscle to retrieve them (these 2 work nicely in a Jericho 941 I have though).

Since this is just going to be a fun range gun, I most likely won't try to open it up to fit any other magazines...with 4+ mags that work in it and the majority dropping free without me doing anything I think I am good on that front.  Plus whenever I see mecgars 16s I can always pick up some more if needed.

Offline Psyop96

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Re: New LOK Grips on the Pre B
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 12:27:35 PM »
That?s a nice looking Action Arms import. What about the hammer spring that doesn?t look right? Can you post a photo? I?m always on the lookout for unusual things in CZ 75 pistols.

On a tangent...that?s an unusual target and promotional offer. I took a look at their website and see that one of the co-founders list his fav beer as ?Pilsner?...not sure if he meant the brand or the style (Bohemian or German). I have yet to find a pilsner/lager back in the States that was satisfactory after tasting the lagers, especially the microbrews, in the Czech Republic. I think the IPAs allow the US microbreweries more financial return so more attention is paid there.


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Re: New LOK Grips on the Pre B
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 04:34:15 PM »
That?s a nice looking Action Arms import. What about the hammer spring that doesn?t look right? Can you post a photo? I?m always on the lookout for unusual things in CZ 75 pistols.

On a tangent...that?s an unusual target and promotional offer. I took a look at their website and see that one of the co-founders list his fav beer as ?Pilsner?...not sure if he meant the brand or the style (Bohemian or German). I have yet to find a pilsner/lager back in the States that was satisfactory after tasting the lagers, especially the microbrews, in the Czech Republic. I think the IPAs allow the US microbreweries more financial return so more attention is paid there.

Give me a little bit on the picture.

As far as the brewery - it is right behind my Gun Club and they mean style of beer.  I live near Loveland and Ft. Collins, Colorado - and both are a mecca of craft beers here in CO.  Grimm Brothers is my favorite in Loveland - but one of my favorite craft brewers in Ft. Collins does a lot of German styles - http://zweibrewing.com/

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Re: New LOK Grips on the Pre B
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 04:46:08 PM »
That?s a nice looking Action Arms import. What about the hammer spring that doesn?t look right? Can you post a photo? I?m always on the lookout for unusual things in CZ 75 pistols.

On a tangent...that?s an unusual target and promotional offer. I took a look at their website and see that one of the co-founders list his fav beer as ?Pilsner?...not sure if he meant the brand or the style (Bohemian or German). I have yet to find a pilsner/lager back in the States that was satisfactory after tasting the lagers, especially the microbrews, in the Czech Republic. I think the IPAs allow the US microbreweries more financial return so more attention is paid there.

So maybe it is weird to me because since the magazine brake was missing I could see the main spring - and it looks kinked in two areas?  Maybe it is nothing since I have put over 600rds through it without a single hiccup - mostly 115,124 Magtech, S&B, Fiochii.

But I plan on replacing that spring anyways as mentioned in initial post - just haven't got to it yet - too many projects and I keep starting new ones :P

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