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Offline Killasheen

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CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:33:22 PM »
I recently found a cz 85 at a local store while ordering a new turkey gun. I couldn't sleep that night and could only lay in bed and kick myself for not grabbing it. I went back the next morning when they opened and made her mine.
While doing the paperwork the clerk noticed the serial and made a comment about it. It has a serial number that is 0021X, Can anyone tell me anything that I don't already know about it?
  Does the low serial make a difference? What is a fair price? Just trying to figure out what kinda deal I got. It is my first CZ, I love the gun and she shoots like a dream. Thanks guys.



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Offline rhart

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Re: CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 09:59:05 PM »
Neat gun!
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Offline Psyop96

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Re: CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 10:59:50 PM »
It's difficult to make out the 2-digit year mark on the oval. Is that an 86 on it? That would make sense. Looks like you have an early production Combat model based on the rear sights and the squared-off trigger guard. The Lux had the same sights but a rounded trigger guard. CZ did not mark the three types (Standard is the third with fixed rear sight) on the guns. I'm sure some collectors will put some kind of premium on such an early production gun. All I can say is congrats on that specimen and enjoy it.

Offline Killasheen

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Re: CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 11:02:34 PM »
The year mark is 88 hard to get a clear picture of it. She is in good shape for the age.


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Offline bang bang

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Re: CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 12:27:50 PM »
s/n it is what you make of it.

personally i would go for something like....

s/n 007

or maybe 3 141 592   ;D




Offline Frenchkat

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Re: CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 10:41:07 PM »
Not bragging, just didn’t realize what I had until coming here.

My brother just returned the 85 I bought him in 86 while I was stationed in Germany. 

Sorry, no pictures yet.

Still in the original box and is like new.  SN is 00128 and no import marks.

Can’t wait to shoot it.

Not my 1st CZ either, brought back a handful of 50s and picked up a pair of arsenal rebuild 52s about 10 years ago.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 04:53:31 AM by Frenchkat »
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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: CZ 85 with lowest serial I've ever seen!
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 11:02:27 PM »
Nice! I like those zeros.