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 this edition, we’re going to reinstall the magazine catch into the trigger guard and then reinstall the trigger guard onto the frame. As a reminder, in Part 2, we described how to lighten the magazine catch spring. Since doing that I’ve been very happy with the tension on the magazine catch which was very heavy to begin with.
On the trigger guard housing, the magazine catch push button is inserted from the side with the larger, oblog hole toward the flat face of the trigger guard housing (away from the trigger guard) and the notch on top.
Center it in from left to right.
Next, slide the catch assembly into the flat face of the trigger guard housing. The small magazine catch lever should be on top when installing. The base of the “T” of the lever will slide into the notch in the magazine catch button.
You’ll have to push the magzaine catch in to get the pin to go through but it should be a loose fit. It should slide right in. Only insert the pin until it is flush with the bottom of the trigger guard housing. If you put it in too far, it will interfere with the trigger guard pin. Release the pressure on the magazine catch and the spring tension will hold the pin in place.
Almost done. All that’s left is to reassemble and reinstall the slide, reinstall the grips and test it out at the range.