I bought an excellent internal-condition milsurp CZ82 that had quite bad cosmetics on the banner areas of the slide (for $180). I carefully took the black coating off the main flat sides with various grades of abrasive paper, bought a new set of grips from the CZ store on their main site (@$65 w/shipping) and carefully dremeled them to fit (...well, only one side required it)... and this pic shows the outcome. It's a really great shooter (mine is 9mm Makarov 9x18)... Worth much more to me than the $245 I put into it. Though on the heavy side, it fits my hand perfectly and is 100% reliable... One of my very favorite guns.
"If the Earth were made of gold, I guess men would kill for a handful of dirt." - Gary Cooper's last line in the movie THE GARDEN OF EVIL
Last edited by Alchemist; 12-09-2011 at 04:44 AM.