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CVK1974
November 08, 2016, 06:09
I ran across a non import marked, 1986, Pre B CZ75. It is in excellent shape for its age. Has 2 matching numbered mags.My question is, the guy wants $425 for it. Is it worth it.
The barrel and inner parts look great.

Combloc
November 08, 2016, 08:28
Depends on what "for it's age" means. If the paint is well worn, no, I would not buy it. New 75 magazines most likely will not fit. IMO, pre B 75's main draw is that they are collectible and their value is in their cosmetic condition as well as their mechanical condition. If you want a shooter, buy a newer B model either new or used and you will be more satisfied with your purchase. I almost didn't buy this one because of the minor paint loss for the reason stated above:

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If it does not look at least that good, pass. I have not shot it and I will not shoot it because the paint on these is notoriously fragile. If you actually use it, the finish will quickly degrade and the value will be nil. If you refinish it, the value will be nil. New ones have a much more durable finish and you know that you can easily get magazines.

toys
November 08, 2016, 19:33
I ran across a non import marked, 1986, Pre B CZ75. It is in excellent shape for its age. Has 2 matching numbered mags.My question is, the guy wants $425 for it. Is it worth it.
The barrel and inner parts look great.


Worth it is subjective. Some people feel a 22LR isnt worth more than 300 bucks.

If all you want to do is flip it, then it will depend on how complete it is for a "collector" and the condition. If you want to experience a great handgun and be willing to get get the CZ bug then buy it. In my opinion and how the prices have gone up i would snap it up in a heartbeat. ANY CZ less than 500 is a good deal since you cant get them at that price anymore. There are some used trade-ins on the market now and even some of those are good deals but i would want to look at them. Again, if its in good condition and with all of the stuff, i would snap it up. Even without the box, i would still snap it up for that price. I would buy that one before one of the trade in since i like to collect them.

Many CZ people feel that the Pre-Bs are better overall due to smoothness of OTS trigger and such and the lack of the FPB...ect.

you can check the going price of CZs on any of the gun auction/selling sites and compare them vs the one you can get and go from there.

SPEEDGUNNER
November 09, 2016, 15:06
That is an early Pre-B, dated 1985, and with no import markings. Therefore it would be of interest to a collector as well as being shootable. Does it have the box, test target, etc.?

At $425 with 2 mags it is a great buy.

If you don't want it let me know where it is.

Good luck.

Sagerider
November 09, 2016, 16:00
The pre Bs will not take the B magazines, no if ands or buts.
You can obtain pre B mags from CZ USA.

nvcdl
November 09, 2016, 20:05
Some of the last Pre-Bs do take B mags - I have one that has the dovetailed front sight and works perfectly with all my B mags - think it was made in 90/91- just doesn't have the trigger block.

One from 1985 probably won't work with B mag.

pl521
November 09, 2016, 21:11
$425 for a CZ75 pre-B with 2 mags in excellent condition is a very good deal. Recommend buying it.

kmurphy
November 10, 2016, 20:58
Some of the last Pre-Bs do take B mags - I have one that has the dovetailed front sight and works perfectly with all my B mags - think it was made in 90/91- just doesn't have the trigger block.

One from 1985 probably won't work with B mag.

Mine is also this way with mags, but with a staked front sight. Paint is well worn and I like it that way.

hagar
November 11, 2016, 20:48
Just picked up one myself, have literally been looking for one for over 20 years for a decent price. Serial # is J75XX, PW arms import. Anybody have info on these?

SWOHFAL
November 11, 2016, 22:03
Just picked up one myself, have literally been looking for one for over 20 years for a decent price. Serial # is J75XX, PW arms import. Anybody have info on these?


Always make sure you capture the safety detent before disassembly - paperclip through the little hole works well. No parts for these if the detent goes into low orbit. Not many small parts available, actually. Fortunately, most major parts are still available, but you may have to use a strange looking slide stop if the original breaks. Sights not around any more and the best gunsmith for them, Jim Miossi, is out of the business after some floods in IA wiped his shop out a few years back. Someone like that could fab or find the parts.

kmurphy
November 11, 2016, 22:16
Just picked up one myself, have literally been looking for one for over 20 years for a decent price. Serial # is J75XX, PW arms import. Anybody have info on these?

My PW Arms CZ ('91) was reported to have been a police trade-in from Ostrava, Czech Replublic.

I picked up a few spare dentent/plunger,front sight and slide stop from CZUSA. I got a spare slide stop and set aside the original style stop.

hagar
November 13, 2016, 08:44
Thanks for the info on the slide stop. I think not bad buy for $360..:biggrin:

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CVK1974
November 14, 2016, 09:08
Thanks guys

It has some minor paint wear at the muzzle, but it is nice other than that.
I went ahead and bought it.
Guy couldn't find the box, but says he has it.
Thanks for all the advice and suggestions.

jollyrogerf14
November 14, 2016, 16:42
If he has the box, you did VERY well. Within the last year or so, I sold a pre B CZ75 with box on gunbroker for over $1000. Great grab.