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Offline brigadier

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CZ-52 safety point
« on: September 24, 2008, 09:24:15 PM »
Guys, I read a topic describing a safety concern with CZ-52s. The individual issue was resolved, but perhaps with much more risk and complexity then necessary. Here is the original complaint:

I was at the range today with my vz.52 pistol for which I have a 9 mm barrel. Had no problems cycling commercial ammunition, however, when I switched to my handloads (124 grain SLRN in full-length resized once-fired Fiocchi brass) that's when the trouble started. First few rounds went off OK though the fit seemed a bit snug since with one or two rounds the slide did not go into battery. That was not too bad to deal with, but then, a round chambered and would not fire. I am not sure if the round never got a powder charge or what the issue might be. Anyway, I now have a potentially live round in the chamber and cannot for the life of me pull the slide back to eject the round.

Any suggestions of how to rectify this problem is much appreciated.

If you have a case lodged in the chamber or anything like that, the CZ-52 has a unique feature that allows you to open the slide under nearly any circumstance without much effort.
 You will see that the extractor sticks out a bit at the back. This means that by pressing in on the back of the extractor, it will clear it of any shell in the chamber and allow you to open the action.

Offline deadite

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Re: CZ-52 safety point
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 12:57:56 PM »
Nice observation. Thanks!