Category Archives: Firearms

CZ-82 restoration

This last week I had some spare time to completely strip my 1985 CZ-82 Pistol. Recently I purchased a used Czech Service Pistol used by the Czech Military or Police from JGSales.  This particular pistol was in  good working condition with significant wear over the entire weapon.   I had bought this pistol knowing that I was going to completely disassemble it and re-coat it with Durabake or Cerecoat.

The before:

Note the wear on the front of the slide and the grips. 




As you can see the pistols black coating was very scratched up and was in terrible shape.

I completely removed every spring, pin, moving part and lever from the pistol.  I’m kicking myself as I didn’t take any photo’s of this process,  partially due to wearing latex gloves and not wanting to transfer 25 years of grease and gunk form the pistol to my iPhone.

After stripping the pistol,  I soaked all the parts (Munis the bakelite grips), frame and slide in acetone and thoroughly scrubbed them with a scotch bright pad and a brass bristle brush. once cleaned I sanded the frame and slide to remove the previous coating.

Coating the frame:




Coating the slide, Hammer, trigger and misc parts and pins:



The curing process 350 degrees in the over for 15 minutes.


I didn’t get photo’s of two toning the grips,  I had to sand out all the scratches and chips on them,  once two toned I baked them at 180 degrees for 3 hours for the coating to cure. Once the parts had cooled off. I reassembled the pistol with a new spring kit,  polished the ejector, chamber barrel and extractor, safety, slide rails and trigger bar.

Here it is after taking it out to the range today and putting 100 rounds through it. I had 1 jam on the first magazine. After that it was all hits on target!




A very rewarding project,  I had a lot of fun tearing it down, cleaning, coating, and rebuilding the weapon.  I have another one I’m going to coat, also two tone.  This time it will be matte black with an OD green frame.

To learn more about DuraBake,  check out Lauer Weaponry.


Ammoland has a breakdown on the CZ-82 if you’re interest. 

Watch Sheriff Hickok shooting the CZ-82 at this Tennessee Ranch.

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My thoughts on gun control in a very brief post.

Gun laws aren’t outdated. People simply want to cede their responsibilities. It’s not guns that are the problem. It’s a culture that shuns personal responsibility that’s the problem.

That pretty much sums it up.  We as a collective are looking for someone to blame.  It starts with bad parenting, bad culture, even psychotropic drugs admittedly can be part of the problem.  Nothing will fix this until we as a nation step up to the plate and take responsibility for our actions!

Proposed Gun Regulations

Sen. Feinstein D-CA has introduced legislation banning an number of “assault weapons” and firearms that have high capacity magazines.

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:

* 120 specifically-named firearms

* Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic

* Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds

* Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
— Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
— Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
— Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans

* Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

* Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
— Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
— Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
— Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons

*Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:

— Background check of owner and any transferee;
— Type and serial number of the firearm;
— Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
— Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
— Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

Once again this is a typical knee-jerk liberal reaction to a problem.  That said, I’m not going to talk about that aspect of proposed legislation.

What I want to blog about is the legislation that will call for grandfathered firearm registration.  This will require the serial number of the firearm and fingerprinting of the owner.  Although this sounds like a reasonable compromise (The ban and added regulation are nonsense  but the registration in this clouded environment is a compromise on the surface).  It is a open ended trap.  once these guns have been identified the next step is to enact a tax which of course will increase until the cost of ownership is too high.  It is a passive way to voluntarily disarm the public,  ensuring that only the state and criminals have weapons.

Very interesting times we live in I’m sure I’ll post more on this subject in the coming weeks and months.