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CZ-83 Semi-automatic Pistol

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New Old Stock!
.32 ACP
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For sale, the rare and collectable CZ-83 semi-automatic pistol in new old stock condition - complete in its factory issued box, two magazines and original paperwork.

Out of production since 2013, we have very limited numbers of new CZ-83s in .32 ACP in either matt blue or satin nickel finish.

CZ, Česká Zbrojovka (Czech Armoury), was the primary firearms manufacturer in Czechoslovakia from 1936 until 1993.

After Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, CZ continues to be the principal firearms manufacturer for the Czech Republic.

By the early 1980s, the official sidearm of the Czech military was the aging version 52 chambered in 7.62 x 25 mm Tokarev. The Soviet Union strongly urged its Warsaw Pact allies to adopt the standard Soviet Makarov pistol, the Makarov PM.

CZ, unsatisfied with the design of the eight round Makarov PM, began work on their own 12 round pistol using the 9 x 18 mm Makarov. It would receive the military designation of version 82 and the civilian label of CZ-83.

Designer Augustin Necas developed both guns simultaneously, resulting in nearly all identical parts. The version 82 was chambered in 9 x 18 mm Makarov for military use while the CZ-83 was chambered in .32 ACP (aka 7.65x17mm, 7.65 Browning, or .32 Auto) and .380 ACP (aka 9 x 17 mm, 9 mm Browning, or .380 Auto) for civilian use.

In the early 1990s CZ ceased production of the version 82 pistol and began producing the CZ-83 in 9 mm Makarov along with its civilian chambering. Production of the CZ-83 ceased in January 2013.

The CZ-83 bears some similarity to the Walther PPK. The PPK had been around for almost 20 years when CZ designed the CZ-50, a predecessor of the CZ-83. Their similarities suggest that Czech designers drew inspiration from 007’s famous sidearm.

The CZ-83 is a compact blowback pistol with a single and double-action trigger with a fixed barrel that increases overall accuracy. It has an ambidextrous safety and magazine release making it ideal for both left and right handed shooters.

The CZ-83 has two carry options, cocked and locked with the safety on or no safety with double-action. The safety will not engage unless the hammer is cocked. Meaning, the danger of leaving the safety on when prepped for double-action use is non-existent. The single-action trigger pull is between three and six pounds while the double-action pull is 13 pounds.

The frame is all steel and the grips are plastic. Thanks to its steel construction, the CZ-83 weighs a sturdy 1.76 pounds (unloaded). This weight coupled with the .32 ACP round produces very little recoil. Many compact, lightweight, polymer .32s still produce enough recoil to bother the most recoil sensitive shooters. The CZ-83 does not have that problem.

The CZ-83 has very nice fixed white three-dot sights that have a slight greenish “glow” to them.

The CZ-83 come in matte blue and satin nickel, both with black plastic grips.

.32 ACP ammunition available from Andrew Hepner & Sons Fine Guns.

Available to Licenced Firearm Dealers and Collectors only [98 mm barrel].

Price plus transfers and shipping to your licenced firearm dealer.

Transfers through Andrew Hepner & Sons Fine Guns, Geelong, Victoria.
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