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 CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 4, we removed the slide stop and spring, and then the trigger, trigger spring and trigger bar.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 5, we removed main spring, hammer, sear, and associated other fire control parts.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 6, we covered the basic trigger job.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 7, we reinstalled the hammer strut, hammer, sear, auto safety, ejector, and disconnector.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 8, we reinstalled the trigger, trigger bar and trigger spring.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 9, we reinstalled the mainspring and plug and the safety assembly.
In this edition, we’re going to reinstall the slide stop.
After the pin is started, use needle nose pliers, a dental pick or other instrument to push the slide stop spring up into the frame and out of the way of the trigger housing pin. Then push the pin the in until it contacts the other side of the frame.
As soon as the pin is in far enough to prevent the spring from popping down below it, you can release the spring.
Then tap the trigger housing latch pin the rest of the way in. It should go in fairly easily until the right (smaller) part starts to go into the hole on the right side of the frame. At that point, it should require a tap or two to seat it.
After the pin is fully seated, the recessed ring around the pin should be visible toward the left side of the frame. The crooked end of the slide stop spring pops into that recessed ring to hold the spring in place and maintain spring tension on the slide stop.
Now the slide stop should held in place by the spring. You should be able to push it down easily, but it should pop back up under spring tension when released.
That’s it. Next we’ll install the magazine catch into the trigger guard housing and install the trigger guard housing onto the frame.