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Offline marknir

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CZ52 Racking issue
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:25:40 AM »
Hi All

 I’m a new member and new to the CZ52, I’m hoping someone can figure out what I’ve done wrong!

After stripping and cleaning out the remaining cosmoline the slide will only pull back about 1/4 inch. Everything seem to function ok when the slide is off but seems more difficult to fit although it’s never been particularly easy.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help

Offline skucera

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Re: CZ52 Racking issue
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 12:28:45 AM »
Can you attach a photo of your slide when its removed from the frame, but with the barrel, cam, and main spring still fitted in it?  I might be able to spot something wrong from the photo.


Offline Sean32817

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Re: CZ52 Racking issue
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 01:37:41 AM »
The CZ 52 isn't like modern pistols where you can pull the slide back with two fingers on your off hand like it was nothing as they have very heavy recoil springs - you have to grab and really pull it back hard.

Mine tends to lock up a bit after I've stripped it too though - just get a good grip on it and work the slide back and forth a few times to fully set it and you should be fine - don't be embarrassed to use a cleaning rag or old towel to get a proper grip,

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Re: CZ52 Racking issue
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 09:43:10 AM »
With my CZ 52 I at first had problems with the slide-open catch "spring" not staying in place.

A little "finesse" with fine needle nose pliers solved the problem.

I agree that the heavy recoil mechanism make it take a bit more effort to "rack" than most other CZs.
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