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Old 10-17-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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As some of you know I bought a new CZ 75B with a satin nickel finish. I bought this gun on oct 2nd, took it to the range once, and the nickel is chipping off where the slide makes contact. This is not normal. I took the pistol back to where I purchased it thinking they would take care of me since I have bought three or guns from them already. They basically told me it was just wear, "what do you want us to do about it?" The impression I got was I was basically bothering them.

Wear, is NOT chipping, wear is wear! The nickel was not properly bonded, that's why it chipped. There was probably dirt or oil beneathe the nickel.
I'm going to call CZ monday and see what they say.

I was expecting the gun shop to call them and ship it to and fro for me to get what I paid for. Was I expecting too much? Whatever the case, I'll not be buying anymore guns from that place and I'm letting them know about it. or am I overreacting?

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Old 10-18-2009, 03:33 AM   #2
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I wouldn't call that overreacting. Good luck, hope it all works out.

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It's OK goju, this one you can swear at!

Rusting Kimber's, flaking CZ's, what's this world coming to???


Give 'em hell bro! Two months = wear?? NFW!

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You aren't over reacting at all. The metal was not properly prepaired before being coated. CZ should definately strip and replate it for you.
I would be curious to know the phosphorus level of their nickel. At work we use electrolis nickel on many things but found that it didn't hold up well in salty areas, typically beach towns, so the guys that do our plating raised the phosphorus level.

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You can certainly call it chipping, and it shouldn't do that. My nickel CZ75B has 1000's of rounds through it. There's nothing that even resembles chipping in the slide area. I'm confident CZ will want it back. As far as your gun shop goes... they could have taken a more pro-active approach to your problem. I'd consider going elsewhere for guns & supplies.

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Thanks all. Pretty much what I expected.

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CZ has excellent customer service. Give them a call and they should pick up the shipping as well.

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CZ has excellent customer service. Give them a call and they should pick up the shipping as well.
I'm calling first thing tomorrow. They should send a package for me to ship, but if not I'm only shipping the slide anyway. These is only one area on the slide with an issue. I'll keep you all updated.
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On another note, I spoke to CZ today. The representative I spoke to says this is normal for the nickel to come off on the rail where it makes contact. I then spoke to their gunsmith that told me the same thing. He said the contacting rail is not prepped like the rest of the gun and the nickel peels off when you begin shooting. He assured me the nickel won't come off in any other place. He said I could send the rail in and he would smooth the rail out and remove the remaining nckel where it makes contact if I wish. I think I'll keep it and buff it out.
I think I'll keep it because it's still an awesome firearm

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On another note, I spoke to CZ today. The representative I spoke to says this is normal for the nickel to come off on the rail where it makes contact. I then spoke to their gunsmith that told me the same thing. He said the contacting rail is not prepped like the rest of the gun and the nickel peels off when you begin shooting. He assured me the nickel won't come off in any other place. He said I could send the rail in and he would smooth the rail out and remove the remaining nckel where it makes contact if I wish. I think I'll keep it and buff it out.
I think I'll keep it because it's still an awesome firearm
EXCELLENT! I thought CZ would set the record straight. They are good folks and they really care about customer service. I woudn't give up my CZ75B for nothin'... yer makin' me wanna go shoot sompthin'.
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