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Picked up another CZ :)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. bac1023

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    Here I go again with the oddball pistols. First the Mauser M2 and now this. :embarassed:

    For those that have never heard of the CZ 40B, it was a pistol that was the idea of Colt. Colt wanted a double action pistol in their lineup, but the Double Eagle was a relative failure and production stopped in 1997.

    In 1998, Colt partnered with CZ to have them design a good double action pistol. The result was the Colt Z40 and, as the name suggested, it was developed for and chambered only in 40S&W. It shares the 1911's grip angle, which was a design stipulation that Colt implemented. To make a long story short, CZ produced the Z40 for Colt for a year before the business relationship soured and Colt dropped it from their lineup. CZ continued to produce the pistol for another year under the moniker "40B". With such a short production run for this pistol under both names, there aren't many around. The only finish it was offered in is the black coating that CZ uses for its other pistols. The 1911-style grips are black rubber.

    The 40B is different from anything Colt or CZ produced before or since. However, like everything CZ produces, its a very well built pistol. Unlike the metal CZ 75 based pistols, this has an aluminum frame, not steel. Despite the fact that this pistol looks so different from the CZ 75, the action and trigger have an identical feel. When you handle it, you know you have a CZ in your hands. Like other CZ pistols, the slide rides inside the frame.

    Does anyone else have a 40B or Z40?

    Enjoy the pics. No box or papers, but I got a decent deal on it. :)


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  2. arkdweller22

    arkdweller22 Cuhootnified

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    Congratulations. Nice find, those get rarer by the day.
    CZ makes quality firearms, enjoy it in health.
     
  3. CZ40. Another 40s&w on my short list. Congrats Bac.
     
  4. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Sweet! :cool:

    I have yet to add a CZ to the collection. I've been meaning to for some time.
     
  5. Glock40man

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    I do too. I've shot a few but, I don't own one yet.
     
  6. Rustin

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    That looks awesome! Congrats.

    Do they make it in a 9mm? I really like the 1911 grip angle of it.
     
  7. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    Does it work? I think I remember someone else on here saying they had one at it was the most unreliable cz they ever shot. Looks pretty nice though.
     
  8. GoBigOrange

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    Bac,

    I had a CZ 40P(different gun). Let's just say I hope your's works better than mine.

    I loved the ergonomics but according to everything I've read on CZ forum the 40B and the 40P are CZ's least reliable models. I never could get mine to run 100%.

    I would love to have a 75 someday though.
     
  9. Beanie-Bean

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    Congrats on another rare bird acquisition! Interesting story behind the production run.

    Enjoy!
     
  10. panzer1

    panzer1 NRA MEMBER

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    Yes I have one. I got it from CDNN NIB for $299.00 some years back. Got like 4-6 mag for it also from CDNN. You can still get the mag's from them cheep. Love the gun myself. Can I ask what you payed for it? Thanks.
     
  11. panzer1

    panzer1 NRA MEMBER

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    Like he said only in 40s&w.
     
  12. panzer1

    panzer1 NRA MEMBER

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    I never heard that,mine is 100% from day one. Sorry about yours.
     
  13. panzer1

    panzer1 NRA MEMBER

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    I seen the z40(colt) at a gun show years back guy wanted like $900.00 for it.
     
  14. bac1023

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    $360 OTD

    You can't seem to find them on Gunbroker for under $400 these days, so I felt I got a good deal.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012