Cz 52 help

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by k2enemy, May 10, 2010.

  1. k2enemy

    k2enemy New Member

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    My father-in-law has lent me his CZ-52 in an attempt to fix it. The issue is one of two things. A) every 3-4 rounds, a round will become stuck in the chamber no matter if it has been fired or not or even hand cycled. -or- B) The slide is getting hung on the take-down tab. I looked at- I first thought the chamber needed to be polished, but upon further inspection the slide appears to be hangning on the take-down tab. When the pistol jams it gets stuck with 1/4'' before it goes into battery. When I pulled on the slide i noticed the take-down tabs moving and seem to be pushed down slightly, once pushed back up the pistol will slide into battery. When I go to manually eject the round it gets stuck again. Anyone had issues like this?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    A) I would look at the extractor. If it is worn or damaged, it may not pull the cartridge out. B) When was the recoil spring replaced? An old spring can create a lot of problems. Parts slamming against each other, etc...

    Good luck!
     

  3. k2enemy

    k2enemy New Member

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    The extractor appears to be in perfect shape, well defined edges so its not slipping. After looking at it last night I think it could be an ammo issue. I polished and cleaned the chamber b/c it seems like certain rounds get jammed in the chamber and become stuck while other rounds (same ammo) don't. As far as I know the spring has never been replaced but it still strong.