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CZ 83 slide locking back with rounds in magazine

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Old 08-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default CZ 83 slide locking back with rounds in magazine

My wife just recently bought a used CZ 83 to carry concealed. We took it shooting for the first time today, and pretty frequently (maybe one round out of 3 or 4) the slide would lock back when there were still rounds in the chamber. It was only the slide locking back, nothing was jammed. If you hit the slide release lever it would chamber the next round and fire just fine.

Anyone got any suggestions on what may be happening here? Neither of us has ever run into this problem before.

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Old 08-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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If right handed, first thing to check is could the thumb be engaging the slide lock accidentally?

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Yep. Probably a weak spring. I'd contack whomever ya bought it from.
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