This will be my last post before leaving tomorrow morning. The next time you hear from me should be from the Bustling Metropolis of Louisville KY while attending the NRA convention and the Second Amendment Blog Bash.
In the first post of the series, we Introduced the CZ-82 to our collection and identified the areas that needed work.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 1, we discussed the loose grips issue and disassembled the slide components.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 2, we disassembled the magazine catch and lightened the magazine catch spring tension.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 3, we removed and disassembled the safety and disassembled the slide.
In this edition of CZ-82 Gunsmithing, we’re going to remove the slide stop and spring, and then the trigger, trigger spring and trigger bar.
As always, we’re picking up where we left off last time with a partially disassembled CZ-82 so if you are starting with a complete pistol, make sure your pistol is unloaded, then start from the beginning to get to this point.
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The spring catches in a lip in the trigger guard latch pin (at the arrow).
Note that one end of the pin is machined to a smaller size than the main part of the pin. This means that the hole on the right side of the frame is smaller than that on the left and that the pin can only come out from right to left (it actually appears to be from left to right in this picture because it is looking up from the bottom. When I say “from right to left” I’m always referencing it from the pistol upright and the barrel facing away from you).
Next is the trigger, trigger spring and trigger bar.
They are not difficult to remove either, but are a bit trickier to reinstall so pay close attention to how they are oriented when taking them apart.
As you can (hopefully see) there are holes in both the trigger and the trigger bar for it to pass through when installed.
This pin is also a loose fit and may just fall out on you. When assembled, it is up inside the frame which is what keeps it from falling out under operating conditions.
Once the trigger and trigger bar are separated, they can be pulled free of the frame. You may have to do a little maneuvering to find the right angle to get the trigger bar out, but it shouldn’t be too difficult.
In the next exciting edition of CZ-82 Gunsmithing, we’ll remove the mainspring and then the hammer strut, hammer, sear, disconnector and associated other small bits and pieces which will complete the disassembly posts.