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 CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 10, we reinstalled the slide stop and trigger guard latch pin.
In CZ-82 Gunsmithing Part 11, we reassembled the magazine catch and reinstalled the trigger guard.
In this edition, we’re going to reassemble the slide.
The slide reassembly is pretty straight forward. I didn’t remove the front sights so I don’t have pictures of reinstalling that.
I know that this picture is fuzzy, I apologize. After placing the extractor and spring into the slide, I used a punch through the extractor pin hole to hold the extractor and spring in place; then I clamped the slide into the padded jaws of my vise. That holds the slide and also keeps the extractor aligned properly for reinstalling the pin. Once it is clamped tightly, the punch is removed from the hole and the pin is driven in place. The hole in the slide may be peened or swaged at the bottom, so it will probably be easier to install the pin from the top.
As I said, I didn’t take the front sight off, but it is simply tapped into place and the roll-pin driven in.
Finally, put the slide back onto the frame. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures of this while doing it because I’d recently finished my “CZ-82 Field Stripping” Video…which includes this part of assembly. It occurred to me that, for the sake of thoroughness, I should include reinstalling the slide onto the frame in these posts, so I went back and took pictures later. If you notice that the grips are already installed in these pictures, even though we haven’t covered that yet, that’s why.
Release the slide and allow it to return to its fully forward position.
Next time we’ll install and review the Marschal grips that I bought for it and I’ll review and evaluate the changes, corrections that I made and I’ll discuss how I feel about the pistol now that I’ve had it for a while, been carrying it regularly and have put a few hundred rounds downrange.