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Old February 22, 2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Think I had a lucky escape. You agree?

Yes, I am still banging on about the CZ75 Compact that I saw used for a good price.

I went back to look at it a third, and I think last, time.

This time I was armed with a bag full of cleaning products: I wanted to get a closer look at the barrel which had concerned me, somewhat, before.

I looked in it and it looked shotgun smooth: almost no discernible rifling. I sloshed some Hoppe's in it, and after 5 mins, I brass-brushed it vigourously.

Finally, the rifling became visible. It looked OK.

However, I saw that the bore had a hazy look. If I look at any of my rifled guns, then the bore surface is mirror shiny. Not so with this CZ: my guess is that the bore had been rusty at one stage and that the surface had then been damaged as a result.

A guy I know in a gun shop felt that it must have been a high usage example and that I was wise to walk away.

Based on what you've read, do you agree?
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Old February 22, 2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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None of us are ever happy when things do not go well in a possible purchase. All I can say, is at least you are not harmed other than from time and effort you took to keep from making a mistake which would of left you far unhappier.

There is another firearm around the corner with your name on it. Go find it and enjoy life.
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Old February 22, 2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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It's always good to get a close look at a used firearm. Along with being able to bring your own cleaning kit to inspect it, I think three viewings helped you in this situation.

Wise to walk away and get a better deal.
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Old February 22, 2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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Glad that you did not but it. If the bore is a concern now, just think what it would be like once you shot it. Good choice. Oh, and if this is the CZ from your last thread, I voted for the FEG. lol
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Old February 22, 2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Oh, and if this is the CZ from your last thread, I voted for the FEG. lol
It is that same CZ.

I actually had a look at the FEG. It seemed OK, fairly tight, finish was even, but the inside was full of rough machining marks.

It felt nice, but I was not bowled over. Perhaps if I had shot it, I might have felt different, but I think I'm going to let that one go...
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Old February 22, 2013, 06:13 PM   #6
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No way to really know if it was a shooter except by trying it.
Would they have let you take it for a test drive?
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Old February 22, 2013, 06:22 PM   #7
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Time to find a different gun shop or wait till they get some more guns in. Probably not what you want to hear, but pressing the existing inventory for a sale is not the best in the world.

There are a lot of firearms in the world, just maybe not at your local dealer.
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