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Old July 31, 2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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I don't own a CZ 83

... therefore I need one. I'd prefer buying new outright rather than from auction. None of my LGSs have any stainless .380 12+1 in stock or on order, and I live in a major metro. Bud's is out, CTD is out.

I've heard CZ is simply swamped and behind in manufacturing. Is this true? I could wait a few months or try gun expos. Unless my friends here at TFL have some insight
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Old July 31, 2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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None of my LGSs have any stainless .380 12+1 in stock or on order
There's a reason for that. The CZ83 is not made in stainless form. Blued or nickle. Yes they are not stocked well usually. Try the gun genie.
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx

Gunbroker.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=297961824

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Old July 31, 2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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I'd rather have the 82
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Old July 31, 2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the links PSP. My mistake on the finish, I think I'll go ahead on the blue.
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Old July 31, 2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Yes- get yourself one, and blued. Awesome guns. Can't go wrong with a CZ!
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Old July 31, 2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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You can go "a little wrong:" by buying an 83 as opposed to an 82.

Double the price, less powerful cartridge, and a wait to get one.

The 82 is the "original", run $220 any day of the week, available by the dozen (now), and in a better cartridge.

Either are great pistols, but the 82 gets vote as "best buy". I own three and leave one "everywhere I might need a pistol".


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Old July 31, 2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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Here is a CZ-83 in stainless steel,,,

Here is a CZ-83 in stainless steel,,,
At least it's listed as a CZ-83 in .380 ACP.

It's a gunbroker auction,,,

Click here please,,,

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Old July 31, 2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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Here is a CZ-83 in stainless steel...
It's nickle plated, not stainless.
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Old July 31, 2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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The ad says stainless,,,

The ad says stainless,,,
I just go by what I read.

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Old August 1, 2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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I'd rather have the 82
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Old August 1, 2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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... therefore I need one.

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... therefore I need one.
Good logical thinking.

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Old August 1, 2012, 09:14 PM   #12
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The ad says stainless,,,
I just go by what I read
The ad is incorrect. A nickel CZ 83 is my most recent purchase and I did quite a bit of research on them. They are only offered in Nickel and Stainless.

I double checked and the OP is right, Bud's is out of the nickel ones. I got mine from them last month $442. guess I had good timing.

Honestly now that I have it in, if I were to do it over I would get the blued. I had seen new blued ones locally before and the bluing is really nice. I ordered the nickel because I am a stainless fan, and to tell the truth I am a little disappointed in the overall looks. The quality is top notch, but the black trigger guard and controls with the matte nickel is not as attractive as the Blued ones I have seen.

Great gun either way though
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Old August 1, 2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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BTW I justed checked and

Impact Guns has the blued for $409
Bud's has blued for $413
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