Mystery 9mm pistol

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by davhuffs, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. davhuffs

    davhuffs New Member

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    I recently purchased a 9mm from a private party and it is a complete mystery what kind of gun it is and its worth. The only markings on the pistol is it says CAL 9 on the barrel, it has a serial number, and it says cal 9 para on the actual barrel. It must be rare because i have not found anything even close. Hopefully one of you can help me figure out the manufacturer and then eventually find out if i got ripped off. the only thing wrong with the pistol is the guy I got it from put a custom mount for a scope on it so there are some bore holes in the barrel. The markings say CAL 9 and the serial number is AE06314.I have attached some pictures for help. It looks a lot like a CZ and it says Model 9 Made in Italy also. Ive guessed its a Tanfoglio but what model? Whats the worth?
     

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It appears to be a Tanfoglio CZ-75 clone. It was at one time set up for IPSC Open class competition. The threaded holes in the left side of the frame are where a scope/red dot mount once was affixed. The trigger appears to have been converted from D/A to Single Action only.
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That only took 8 minutes.:eek:

    Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
     

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  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ya' know...Thread killing is my game.:p
     
  5. davhuffs

    davhuffs New Member

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    actually you are half right. I took it in and its pieced together from 2 guns for comps. The top half is para ordinance and the bottom half is tanfoglio. Im guessing for the firing pin and the spring.
     
  6. NGIB

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    Are you sure it's a mix between Para & Tanfoglio? Why someone would spend the money to machine a Para slide to ride inside a Tanfoglio frame is totally beyond me...
     
  7. ggzzlittle

    ggzzlittle New Member

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    It looks like EAA Witness

    It Looks like an EAA Witness.
     
  8. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    As far as what a coyote ugly gun is worth, take it out & see how it shoots- you might like it, you shouldn't have much competition from the "like it club":)
     
  9. DrumJunkie

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    I agree with Robo. It looks liek one of those Tanfoglio's that's been Frankensteined.
     
  10. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Those grips are TOTALLY Tango!
     
  11. VR4

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    It's defiantly a Tango lower as it states it was made in Italy.
     
  12. davhuffs

    davhuffs New Member

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    Yeah, its ugly and yeah im pretty sure. I took it to a ranger arms specialist friend of mine and he said the same thing. Its a pieced together gun made from 2 different guns. He is the one who said the top is para ordinance. No clue why he said that but thats what he knows and does so i believe him. It shoots really really nice and i guess thats all that really matters but im pretty sure i got a little ripped off on it. Oh well. It will work as my carry pistol until i can get a gp100 which is what i really want. Gotta love Arizona doing away with the ccw here. :p
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Para Ordnance is a 1911 style pistol. They have the slide rails in the INSIDE. CZ-75's and their various clones have the slide rails on the outside. One cannot make a Para slide fit a CZ slide. If you were to machine rails on the outside of the slide,your would cut through completely.
     
  14. davhuffs

    davhuffs New Member

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    I guess he is full of it then. I cannot argue in the face of logic. I took it out and hit a soda bottle lid first shot at 100 paces with open sites. Pretty accurate seeing that I'm not usually that great of a shot. Its ugly, probably not worth more than 300, but it does its job and that's all that matters.
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    "potent potables" for $300 alex
     
  16. Clem

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    As I recall, I believe Springfield Armory imported a CZ-75 clone from Brazil something like 20 yrs. ago before they were readily available from CZ. The photos suggest it was a Tanfolio frame and a Springfield slide with a single action trigger set up for IPSC competition. Scope mount mounted on the right side of the recoil spring cover now removed. People were loading them to make major at 175 with 9mm. Hot! I believe part of the attraction was the double column magazine before the Para ordnance and other wide body 1911s came along. They did well for a couple of years, then faded from the scene, replaced by wide body 1911s.