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Offline Cachec

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Just bought my first 83
« on: March 21, 2021, 09:00:39 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 11:26:45 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
That was a fantastic find at a great price

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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 11:29:36 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
That was a fantastic find at a great price

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Thanks! I am more than thrilled. I've never been a pistol guy but the 83 is a bleep good looking firearm.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 11:42:19 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
That was a fantastic find at a great price

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Thanks! I am more than thrilled. I've never been a pistol guy but the 83 is a bleep good looking firearm.
I just sold my New CZ83 in Glossy Blue to someone in CA

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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 11:46:31 PM »
I have a satin nickel CZ83 and I've wanted to sell it a couple times. Same thing happens though... I take it out and look at it and it always finds it's way back in my safe.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 11:47:53 PM »
Also... being new to the CZ83 be forewarned about spare mags... avoid the ones with the seam down the back and mfg CZ on the baseplate.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2021, 11:53:35 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
That was a fantastic find at a great price

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Thanks! I am more than thrilled. I've never been a pistol guy but the 83 is a bleep good looking firearm.
I just sold my New CZ83 in Glossy Blue to someone in CA

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I bet you came out good on it too. They are being a good price these days.


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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 11:54:02 PM »
Also... being new to the CZ83 be forewarned about spare mags... avoid the ones with the seam down the back and mfg CZ on the baseplate.
Thank you for the tip, I wouldn’t have known that.


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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2021, 11:55:17 PM »
I have a satin nickel CZ83 and I've wanted to sell it a couple times. Same thing happens though... I take it out and look at it and it always finds it's way back in my safe.
Funny how that happens.


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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2021, 02:00:58 AM »
Also... being new to the CZ83 be forewarned about spare mags... avoid the ones with the seam down the back and mfg CZ on the baseplate.
Thank you for the tip, I wouldn’t have known that.


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You're quite welcome! I had to learn the hard way. I eventually "tuned" them with a hammer and they work fine now.

Sadly the gun came with a ban era mag (10 rounds limited)


I have a satin nickel CZ83 and I've wanted to sell it a couple times. Same thing happens though... I take it out and look at it and it always finds it's way back in my safe.
Funny how that happens.


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Yes it is. I'd like to find a 82 to keep it company. I recently turned down a rough shape one on an auction site I wish I had gotten.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2021, 02:04:25 AM »
Also... being new to the CZ83 be forewarned about spare mags... avoid the ones with the seam down the back and mfg CZ on the baseplate.
Thank you for the tip, I wouldn’t have known that.


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You're quite welcome! I had to learn the hard way. I eventually "tuned" them with a hammer and they work fine now.

Sadly the gun came with a ban era mag (10 rounds limited)


I have a satin nickel CZ83 and I've wanted to sell it a couple times. Same thing happens though... I take it out and look at it and it always finds it's way back in my safe.
Funny how that happens.


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Yes it is. I'd like to find a 82 to keep it company. I recently turned down a rough shape one on an auction site I wish I had gotten.
This comes with the 2 12rnd factory mags, I may look for more in the future. I don’t reload pistol, only rifle and have zero 380 rounds at the moment. I’ll find some, I’ll probably have to bleed for it though.


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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2021, 02:09:13 AM »
Oh yeah! Every time ammo gets scares I put all the .380acp up. I reload for 9mm, 40sw, 38/357, and 44mag.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2021, 08:32:38 PM »
Also... being new to the CZ83 be forewarned about spare mags... avoid the ones with the seam down the back and mfg CZ on the baseplate.

Buy mags that are either CZ-USA in real CZ-USA packaging or mil-surp mags with the crossed swords stamped on them. The same mag works for both the 9x18mm vz82 and the .380 Auto CZ83.
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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2021, 03:19:26 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
So where are the obligatory pictures?

The same mag works for both the 9x18mm vz82 and the .380 Auto CZ83.
... and the 9x18mm chambered CZ83. :)

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Re: Just bought my first 83
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2021, 03:56:47 PM »
I've been wanting a 83 for years but never could find the "right one" until last night.  A listing on Gunbroker for New Old Stock Satin nickel 83 complete with all original paperwork, box and sales receipt from 2011.  I could not help myself and hit Buy Now as fast as I could.  Ended up paying $620 +shipping of course, I felt that was a awesome deal and cannot wait to get it.
So where are the obligatory pictures?

The same mag works for both the 9x18mm vz82 and the .380 Auto CZ83.
... and the 9x18mm chambered CZ83. :)
It hasn’t showed up yet, it was in KC and I’m in Idaho.


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