November 2002

Firing Line: 11/02

CZ-52 Pistol
Re September 2002, “Pistol Showdown: CZ and Tokarevs Match Up In Bargain Test”:

I liked your article on the CZ-52, 7.62x25 pistol. I couldn’t agree more. A tech at Sierra put me onto the CZ-52 several years ago. I thought you might be interested in a little-known item.

Before these pistols left the factory way back when, they were test fired for accuracy. Those found to be very accurate were given a single (small) punch mark on the site rib. Less accurate pistols were given two punch marks. There were some given three punches, and the least accurate but still acceptable for military use was given four punches. It’s very difficult to see these indentations unl...

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