CZ-82 for my Navy son

CZ-82 for my Navy son

This is a discussion on CZ-82 for my Navy son within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A while back I mentioned I was refinishing a CZ-82 for my son, currently stationed in the Middle East. I've finally finished it except for ...

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    CZ-82 for my Navy son

    A while back I mentioned I was refinishing a CZ-82 for my son, currently stationed in the Middle East. I've finally finished it except for a couple of touch-ups. It's simply too hot and humid to work with DuraCoat right now.

    Finish is DuraCoat Matte Black and Stainless Steel. Grips are black-stained maple from Marshal's. I had his Diver and EOD badges engraved on the grips and his name and unit on the slide. (I blanked out his last name for obvious reasons.) I found (and stole) the patch for the leather case while moving his office furniture into a new room.

    He doesn't know I did this. While it's far from a custom engraved Mega-$ 1911, I think he'll be pleased. He;'s due to return home sometime in October. I planned on giving it to him at Xmas, but my wife says to do it early (so his anti-gun wife doesn't see it). I say she can stuff it.
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    Very nice; I'm sure he will love it. Loaded and armed plenty of ordnance during my Westpac tour many years ago. Fortunately, we never had to use EOD services, but we were always reassured that they were standing by. :)

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    Very cool!
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    I am sure he will be pleased. Especially to have a father who would do something like that for him.

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    He is an outstanding sailor, and you sir, are an outstanding father!!!

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    It will mean a lot coming from you!
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    Well done.
    If he knows much of anything about CZ's, he'll be a happy sailor.
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    Nice that you put the rank on the gun. Now each time he gets promoted you can give him a new gun with the new rank.

    Great work and you are a great dad. CZ works for me. I have a couple of them and they are the most accurate guns I own. Make sure you let us know his reaction when he sees this fine firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speak2u View Post
    Nice that you put the rank on the gun. Now each time he gets promoted you can give him a new gun with the new rank.
    Great work and you are a great dad. CZ works for me. I have a couple of them and they are the most accurate guns I own. Make sure you let us know his reaction when he sees this fine firearm.
    Heck no! Another coat of DuraCoat and a new rank!

    Other than some of his WWII photos and memories, my father didn't really have an heirloom to pass on to me. I have my guns to pass on, but I wanted something more personalized for the boy to leave for my grandson.

    I got my first CZ-82 after he shipped out, raved about it to him, and ordered a second for this project. He can't access any gun-related websites over there (tightly controlled internet restriction), so he can't do much in the way of research. He's very much a "military cartridge" person, but the 82 is such a pleasure to shoot.
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    Beautiful job!
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    That is nice and will indeed make a great family treasure!

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    What a great gift for sailor! Way to go dad. And thank him for his service. God bless your son and may he stay safe.
    P.S.: The "sigs" is not for Sig Sauer, it's Navy nickname for Signalman 20 years worth.

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    That's a wonderful thing you did for him. I'm sure he will appreciate that until his last days.

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    Your son is going to love that pistol especially since it is from you. I know you put several hours into it. Very nice workmanship. The engraving is very special too. Great job!





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    I know you put about a gazillion hours of tedious work into it. Very nice craftsmanship.
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    If you've never disassembled/reassembled a CZ-82, "several hours" can be an understatement. It can be tricky. Toothpicks and tape are your friends. After doing two (several times over), I think I've got the hang of it finally.

    Graet little gun, too many parts (52!).
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