CZ Model 47 in 635

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  1. sgtredsox

    sgtredsox New Member

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    I just inherited 9 guns, 3 shotguns, 3 rifles, 3 pistols. I have a question concerning a small pistol. It is a CZ with a 47 on the left trigger guard area and a 635 in a circle on the slide also on the left side. All other markings are in Czech. It was loaded with 25 cal ammo when I found it. It seems to be in pretty good shape...minor pitting rust in several areas. The slide moves easily and expells a round as normal.

    What can anyone tell me about the gun? It is very small (Palm Size) and I thought of teaching my wife to defend herself with it (if it is safe). What is it worth? How do I know what ammo to use? Any help is appreciated...

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  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    The caliber is .25 auto. These are excellent guns, and were what the Seecamps were modeled on. The gun is double action only.
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    Hi sgtredsox.....welcome to TFF. :)

    Bill has it right. Your pistol is a CZ Model 1945.

    Caliber is .25 Auto (also known as .25ACP and 6.35mm); it's a double-action-only; and about 60,000 were manufactured between 1945 and 1949.

    The Standard Catalog of Firearms values it at:

    Exc. - $350
    V.G. - $300
    Good - $250
    Fair - $175
    Poor - $125

    Yours appears to be in Fair condition.
  4. sgtredsox

    sgtredsox New Member

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    Thanks for all the info.....that is awesome. Do you think it is safe?
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    It probably is. .25ACP is a pretty low pressure round.

    BUT.....with any older gun (especially one in only Fair condition), it's always best to have it checked out by a gunsmith before shooting.

    Hope you'll stick around.....we need more Red Sox fans here! :D:D:D

    Xracer
    (New Englander transplanted to Minn-eeee-sota)
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    Another sox fan - still here in MA (ughhh)
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    Thanks for all the help. I LOVE the Sox. Was at Fenway for the Yankees series 11-13 APR. Took about 14 days leave and about 1/2 my months pay...but it was worth every darn penny. I went and got the 2008 Std Catalog of Firearms that you guys were talking about....MUCH appreciated.

    Fisk
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    Ah......those were the days!!!! :D
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