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Offline Brian Ahearn

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2011, 09:39:52 AM »
I have bought a variety of pistols of pistols from Robertsons Trading including cz, sigs and now a Star m43. Some that I bought were in excellent condition. Some I intentionally bought pistol that looked extremely crappy looking ones as wesite examples for my firearms refinishing business. They post alot of pictures of their firearms for sale - pay close attention to the rifleling pics an muzzle crowns. The one Cz 75 that I bought had less than 50 % finish left but the barrel looked excellent, silde to frame fit was excellent and the finished pistol shoots 1 and 1/2 groups standing at 25 yards not bad for a pistol that i payed $289.00. The CZ 83 that they have listed looked pretty good for $269.00 I don,t think you can go wrong . I am refinishing the star m43 no2w and a cz 82 i will put the pics up by monday /tuesday take care and don't be afraid to deal with them.
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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2011, 08:32:28 PM »
For me, the CZ 83 is WAY too big a chunk of steel to carry to fire a puny .32 acp.  I would prefer a Berretta Tomcat or even a PPK if I wanted to shoot .32 acp. 

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 03:34:08 PM »
Grüzi,

I have one too.
Really nice gun.
here's mine:

'A bullet may have your name on it, but a grenade is addressed to: to whom it may concern'

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 03:37:27 PM »
For me, the CZ 83 is WAY too big a chunk of steel to carry to fire a puny .32 acp.  I would prefer a Berretta Tomcat or even a PPK if I wanted to shoot .32 acp.
berreta is ok ppk is too snappy and holds only 8+ 1 where the cz holds 15+1. In this calliber definitely a plus.
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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2011, 10:49:57 PM »
Reason to own which I do is that it is fun to shoot.............

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2012, 09:29:10 AM »
Are there currently any .32 83's for sale out there? I see CZ USA still listing them but who knows if any are being imported.

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2012, 08:16:20 PM »
I just ordered in a new one for one of my customers -took about 4 weeks for it to come in. Brian /EFR
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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2012, 08:57:26 AM »
Thanks Brian, it's good to know these are obtainable. It's a fascinating combination, a fairly medium sized, steel frame, high capacity pistol, firing such a relatively anemic cartridge. So many blowback pistols firing 380 or 9 mak tend to have a significant recoil, I'd imagine a 7.65 83 you could easily dump all fifteen rounds into a target.

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2012, 09:22:47 AM »
Genetically Swiss, my previous post about 7.65 ammo and the CZ83 may be of some use to you.

http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=7400.msg79010#msg79010

btw, I sold this gun and regret it--horribly.  I too am looking for a new one.  The last one shipped with 10 round mags and now I see you get the bigger ones.  After about a jillion rounds, my old 83 got so loose (actually SMOOTH) and the spring fatigued a little bit that it needed a new spring.  It was still shooting ok, but it was ejecting way too far and some cases had a small bulge at the base suggesting the slide was starting to open too early.

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2012, 09:40:09 PM »
I bought a used cz 83 in .380 aka 9 mm browning, however it is marked 9 mm court (French for short), don't know why it is marked that way, says made in Czech rep. and has Kansas city marks maybe it was originally going to France? dunno. but, I put some marshcal grips on it and man it is fun to shoot. so I ordered one new in .32 from cz in october,  in December I received it.  I found that for some reason it is not as accurate for me as the. 380. I only have  about two hundred rds through it thou.
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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2012, 09:55:47 PM »
oh yeah, I read wolfee's ammo post today. thank you by the way wolfee, super informative. I used s&b but its now like 14 bucks for a box of 50 at ctd. I have not experienced rimlock. I am sticking with s&b though in all of my cz's. I found little clear grains from Winchester in my firing blocks that is similar to sand grains and hard to clean. I feel that it is filler, I read some whet that Winchester uses a filler in their wwb.

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2012, 11:31:49 AM »
To restart an old thread, I see that one of the local (Boise, Idaho) stores has a new 32 ACP model for $409.  I don't shoot that caliber but I am tempted, only because of the 15 round magazine and the uniqueness. 

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2012, 03:56:14 PM »
how is the felt recoil and muzzle rise since it is a fixed barrel and blow back design...?

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2012, 04:15:23 PM »
I bought the wife a new one for $400 a few years ago from a CZ forum member. Have never been sorry, have never had a FTE or FTF with S&B. She could not handle the snap or the .380 or 9mm but absolutely loves the .32. It fits my large hands as well as her small hands. She will never allow me to sell "her" .32, she enjoys rapid fire at a target running from 25 to 5 yards on the range. Truth is I enjoy a switch from my 9mm, I like firing it too. It is so easy to clean, she does it.

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Re: CZ 83 in .32 ACP
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2018, 06:18:33 PM »
I have two and love them both. No other gun is made this well in form, fit and function.

 

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