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Offline Steamfitter1980

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Bauska Import
« on: January 19, 2020, 03:25:41 PM »
There is a Bauska import Pre B CZ75 for sale at a local gun store, no box just the pistol and matching magazine for $500. I know these cold war imports are getting harder to come by and becoming more desirable, is $500 a fair price? I know ones with box etc are going for $1000 and more!

Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 03:33:54 PM »
Depends on the pistol  it's condition and it's age for starters.  Pre-B's were made I think up into the early 90's and I don't think later models bring all that that much money at least not like the early rounded trigger guard models or the original short rail models which do bring a nice buck. Got any pics of it?

Offline jurek

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 03:39:07 PM »
I'd say $500 is the MAX. However this would be more "collector" price than "firearm" price.

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 04:04:00 PM »
I believe the Bauska import Pre B CZ75 versions are 1984/85 manufacture with the "fragile" enamel paint finish. You may want to determine the integrity of coverage...obviously pristine would command higher price than one with substantial exposed metal.

That said, if you like it, want it...then pay what YOU are comfortable with and enjoy ownership of an early pre-B  :)


Offline bang bang

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 05:34:04 PM »
welcome,

 > location and how scarce they are in your area will also dictate price.

 > For a collector, completeness will have an affect on price.  But a collector will probably pick one up, incomplete, just to fill a niche.  Its what i do.

 > for just a USER, the less expensive the better.  you can use some of the various gun auction/selling sites and look at what people actually bid/paid for them and also what sellers actually wanted for them too. 

 > If you endgame is just to flip the gun, there are better investments.

 > If you want to have your cake and eat it too, then buy it, shoot it, take care of it and hope in year(S) out you can sell it for more money than you paid.  But note above comment.

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I know ones with box etc are going for $1000 and more!
  Note, this is probably why there isnt 1K on it.

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I believe the Bauska import Pre B CZ75 versions are 1984/85 manufacture with the "fragile" enamel paint finish.
  This too and you may want to ponder if/how good the finish is and then if you decide to shoot/use it and if anything happens, it may affect the value to a collector.

some personal comments/hints....

 > Consider your endgame on toys.  What do you want to do, now and in the future. 

 > Do you just want a CZ? or?

 > If you want to buy it as an investment, again, there are better investments.  But if you want to play with your investment, you can with this.  So, again, end game.


Offline Psyop96

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Bauska Import
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 02:15:59 PM »
The real “value” (pleasure) of a Bauska import from that 84-85 time frame is likely the trigger (and reset) and those lovely curved trigger guards. The finish will whittle away as you shoot it. It’s not an investment but something to enjoy even with the wart of a finish.

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 02:34:09 PM »
I was considering if I purchased the pistol sending it out to Copper Custom to get it completely stripped and refinished in cerakote just like Tim from Military Arms Channel did. Not sure if keeping the old crap enamel is better though?

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 04:18:53 PM »
I was considering if I purchased the pistol sending it out to Copper Custom to get it completely stripped and refinished in cerakote just like Tim from Military Arms Channel did. Not sure if keeping the old crap enamel is better though?
This is an '84 Bauska that I purchased with a plan to refinish (gunkote) - similar to rationale provided by Psyop96  :) The original finish had seen better days...

Offline bang bang

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Re: Bauska Import
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 04:42:18 PM »
I was considering if I purchased the pistol sending it out to Copper Custom to get it completely stripped and refinished in cerakote just like Tim from Military Arms Channel did. Not sure if keeping the old crap enamel is better though?

Again, whats your endgame?

If all you want is a toy to shoot, buy it, do your mods to it and dont look back.

If you want an "investment", there are better investments out there.