The CZ 97 B is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in. The 97 B is a slightly larger version of the CZ 75 B. Both guns have been developed from the CZ 75 design.
The CZ 75 is a pervasive handgun used by more governments, militaries, police, and security forces worldwide than any other pistol. Originally developed inthe CZ 75 has given way to a number of variants. Because the manufacturer did not originally secure global patent protection for the CZ 75 design, a plethora of copies and variants have been offered by other global arms companies. The CZ 97 B features steel construction with either a glossy blue finish or a polycoat black finish, and wood grips.
The CZ 97 B includes a barrel length of 4. During hammer forging, a mandrel is carefully passed through the bore to carve the rifled grooves; this process is known to increase durability and accuracy. The 97 B also includes a screw-in barrel bushing, serving as a guide for the barrel.
The 97 B includes fixed sights and a manual safety. The 97B includes a round magazine. The 97 is also available with a decocker so shooters can manually set the trigger for double-action. That model is called the CZ 97 BD.
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Latest Headlines. Latest Reviews.This pistol is up for auction at RIA on June In light of our recent video on the HK P9 and comparison to the Czech vz. This was […]. InCzechoslovakia adopted a whole new family of small arms, including the vz. The rifle and LMG were both chambered in the Czech 7.
Note that the articulated tripod legs have been put to good use mounting the gun up on a large rock that offers some cover […]. The wood grips are a bit chunky, but comfortable, and the bushing only has one detent on this early model. I would like to point out that John M. Browning did not use the ejection port in the slide as a single surface for locking the breech. Maybe Browning had good reasons for using two separate locking lugs.
Ejection port lock surface looks a very clever improvement over multi lug hidden in the slide constuction. There is one more detail and you as man of manufacturing background will understand. When you opt for two or more contact locking surface sets, you need to apply extremely tight tolerances to have them engaged simultaneously. In practice this never happens as they gradually thru your mentioned peening reach close to equal seating, but never perfect.
Single locking surface via ejection port is small, further reduced by barrel tilt inlet — not the best solution. More engagement surface, the better. I like it more the old fashioned way. In that case it is consistency of tool maintenance and set-up which plays the major role. Best approach to get maximum locking surface, should be, to clean downwardly swaged peening projections through discharge impacts which pushing the barrel out of lock, after a well calculated usage period, follwed by reheatreating.
The S version was developed in the time frame to be more easily and rapidly mass-produced than the more elegant, but also more tricky to machine, Model A. Any resemblance between the MA and the SiG P is not coincidental; Petter was largely responsible for the design, as well.
It served the French forces very well until replaced by a variant of the Beretta M92 in the late s. I wonder if anyone tried to fit a suppressor and a slide-lock to a modified example.
Does they made some in s USA? Brand recognition has been commendable, but there are too many choices, especially in. Army of CR cute little expeditionary outfit has penchant for exotic stuff. They bought some CZ75 in military guise not untill Police was not interested, so company briskly offered model D compact with aluminum frame. There is always a Glock lurking around the corner.A fellow CZ Nut! I have several CZs, and a few years ago, my wife bought me a B for my birthday.
It is easily the most accurate pistol I own. I carry it concealed a lot in a High Noon holster. It is just a beautiful gun that works better than it looks. Excellent review. I have been dreaming of this gun for about year. Every time I have the cash and the Mrs. I love a heavy steel gun.
And, I love the grips you added.
Marc, this pistol is a dream come true and for they upgraded it to include the aluminum grips and a fiber optic front site. Their number is Just came across your review of the 97, which will be my next firearm.
The frame is stainless and the slide is pitch black Nitron. Everything else remains the same as far as I can tell. CZ-USA told me in an email that only of these were made in and gave me the exact date mine was made. It's got to be a collector's item for sure. I have yet to find another one like this and was wondering if anyone out there has? If so, what do you think mine will sell for in mint condition with all paperwork, hard case, etc.
I would greatly appreciate any and all help in this regard. Stan in SOTX. Post a Comment. Monday, April 08, CZ 97B. The Double Action pull did not have an effect on my accuracy.
Now you may notice that the in photo above that the pistol has wooden grips whereas my top image show the 97B sporting Aluminum grips.A Critical Look at the CZ The CZ and its "off-spring" have caught on with shooters not only in the US, but also wherever handgunners have any choice in their personal sidearm.
This all steel recoil-operated, locked breech, semiautomatic handgun was originally brought out in 9x19mm and that's the caliber we'll be looking at in this article. Pre-Ban magazines are conventional double-stack and holds 15 rounds of ammunition. The pistol has fixed sights in normal trim and is conventionally rifled with a twist in its 4. The pistol is 8" long and came with black plastic grips, a generous tang, and a hammer with an equally generous spur.
The thumb safety, magazine release button, and slide stop lever are not ambidextrous on the CZ as a rule, but at least one exception to this exists in a transitional model when the gun was evolving from the earlier version to the CZB.
Not discussed will be the CZ, 97, nor other versions, but they do have much in common with the CZ This 2. Because of unpleasantness between communist countries and the United States, we could not get the pistol in this country except on a sporadic basis and importation was an "on again-off again" type affair. Some paid pretty hefty prices for an example of the gun that Jeff Cooper had dubbed the "world's best service nine.
Mercifully, this has reversed in recent years and the CZB and CZ handguns in general represent "best buys" in my opinion. The pistol used for this report is a Pre-B pistol, but is not one of the earliest with the shorter slide rails and crude ring hammers. It does have the customary half-cock notch although some of the earliest pistols did not. Slide rails measure approximately 5. In the Pre-B pistols, the fixed sights tended toward the past. In other words, they were smallish and hard to see, particularly if you're in a hurry.
The rear sight on any CZ is relatively high for the short front sight. The recoil spring guide in the Pre-B is steel and not a "full length" type affair. It's similar to the standard GI recoil spring guide found in the and unlike the Browning Hi Power, it does not apply downward tensioning of the slide stop lever. While the slide stop lever shaft passes through the rear of the Browning Hi Power spring guide, the CZ's does not.
It's more like that found on the These two CZ pistols are Pre-B versions.Remember Me? Results 1 to 8 of 8. Thread: Does anyone have a CZ 97b or bd? Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Tom W. Does anyone have a CZ 97b or bd? I've wanted to own one for a number of years now. It's a wonderful and accurate pistol, another that I own that has never seen a factory load. The 97, if I can trade off one of my shotguns for it, won't see and factory loads either. However, they seem to be as scarce as hen's teeth.
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I know this is a month old thread but, if you have the scratch, a eaa tanfoglio witness is not too bad. I actually have a cz97 bd and a witness 45 and prefer the witness. Sure the Cz is put together with more care but the witness preserves the grip and locking arraignment of the 75 series more closely. Recently, I acquired a witness stock 3 which is the up version of the witness in 10mm. This stock 3 is the best pistol I've had my hands on.
I'm thinking about selling some stuff just so I can buy more stock 3s in other calibers. Tanfoglio also does poly lowers now and those are going to weigh less if that matters to you. I am not lugging these things around however, just range toys. I haven't seen one yet, but I have some of my buddies looking for someone who wants my shotgun. I can then feel better about buying one Although Monday I went doing some chores and stopped at a pawnshop and fondled a style pistol.
I wasn't familiar with the make and like a fool I didn't write it down so I could look it up on the web, but it wasn't made in the Philippines and was as tight as anything I've ever seen. It was moderately priced and looked really good.
Maybe I'll go back tomorrow. In my opinion if you get any of those three you will be very satisfied. The clones from Tanfoglio the Witness line specifically and from Canik are very well build and finished. They may have a few dimensional changes that keep you from being able to use all the CZ branded accessories, but I've found that for the most part the important things like sights are interchangeable between the brands and grips and holsters are mostly interchangeable with a few modifications.
If you can't find a legit CZ 97, then I would certainly recommend either a Canik they may still be labeled as Tristar, which is the US importer or Tanfoglio. I just purchased CZ97 BD as my last gun couple months ago. Installed CGW spring kit with longer firing pin and it was working great but now I'm getting light primer strikes.
I need to take it apart and clean everything again and if it continues I'll have to start replacing springs again. I do like that gun I've been just busy with other guns and other projects but I need to get this CZ running right again.
Solid gun though I would buy it again I just dont like the factory grips but I'll eventually will replace those. Originally Posted by marek All times are GMT This post may contain affiliate links. Buying something through these links doesn't cost you anything and helps support Know Prepare Survive. For some light reading, check out our affiliate disclosure.
It stands tall alongside some of the most well known and widespread handguns in the world, such as theBeretta 92and Glock Unlike the other pistols mentioned, the CZ 75 was developed on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain.
CZ Makes a 45 for the Americans: the CZ-97B
Before and during the Cold War, Czechoslovakia was known for weapon design and production. What he created was the CZ 75, in imagine that. Originally intended for export, it later became a popular sport handgun in Czechoslovakia. Worldwide it became renowned as an innovative and effective handgun.
Many variants and clones have been produced, and it is still a popular pistol for collectors, sports shooters, and professionals. The CZ 75 is a short recoil operated, tilting barrel semi-automatic pistol. Some recent version sport a decocking lever as part of the manual safety. The frame is all-steel.
The slide rides inside the rails instead of outside, giving this pistol a more tight fit compared to other handguns. This handgun also has a lower bore axis compared to most other handguns, leading to less muzzle flip during recoil.
The magazines are double-stack.
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Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum Weight: 2. BD models replace the safety with a decocking lever. CZ 85 — Slightly more modern than the original, the CZ 85 has ambidextrous controls.
Also available in B and BD models. CZ 75 P — The model of choice for the Czech National Police, the P is more compact, has an aluminum alloy frame, and sports a barrel accessory rail.
CZ 75 P — A polymer frame version of the original, this version is also available in. CZ 75 SP — Another ambidextrous full-sized model, the SP version also has a barrel accessory rail as well as an extended magazine.
It is basically the most modern base model of the CZ 75, and there are sub models such as the Tactical ambidextrous decockerShadow more ergonomic grip and better sightsand Phantom polymer frame and customizable grip.
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