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Old 02-09-2017, 06:37 PM   #1
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cz 83 .32 cal

Ok, here's a technical question for all you experts out there... When converting a CZ 82/83 from 9x18/.380 to .32 ACP, besides a barrel and magazine change, would we have to acquire a slide made for .32 ACP to avoid "bolt face" issues, or can we use a slide from a 9x18/.380, and just change out the extractor. Factory/custom shops are no help...so I'm cruising the forums out there hoping to get a qualified answer. Have one in .380, love it, but wanted one in .32ACP...used to live in Cally, and those are illegal. I've since moved...They are nigh on impossible to find anymore, so I thought I'd build one...Thx....
"Edit" : Another thought.. is there any difference in the outside dimensions between a .380/9x18 and a .32ACP barrel?

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Old 02-10-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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For this one I'd talk directly to the experts....CZ USA.
I'm sure they can answer your questions.

Just drop them an email.
 
Old 02-11-2017, 07:09 AM   #3
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I've contacted the factory and a couple of CZ custom shops...all say they have no knowledge of the CZ83 other than it is a discontinued item, nor do they do any work on them...What parts are available will not be replenished when the stock is depleted.... Too bad...it's a great little pistol... I've got one in .380, and want another in .32ACP... Cannot find any, so decided to build my own.
 
 
Old 02-11-2017, 04:56 PM   #4
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If they can't help, you're either on your own, or you need to talk to a real professional pistolsmith who's still working.

I can recommend talking to Frank Glenn in Arizona, or possibly a top shop like Cylinder & Slide, Clarke, or Cogan.
 
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