Q: CZ-52 - 7.62 and 9mm

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by JED, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. JED

    JED New Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Eastern Shore Virginia
    Q: I am interested in purchasing the CZ-52. What has my interest is that it can be 7.62x25 and 9MM with the addition barrel I see advertised.
    How does the conversion work as well as the same clip feeding both ammos?
  2. broomhandle

    broomhandle Member

    May 26, 2006
    The conversion requires only that the barrel be changed. The magazine works with either cartridge. With some CZ's the extractor must be slightly fitted, but most require no modification. For some years 9mm barrels have showed up from various companies and vendors. Most recently Makarov.com was selling the barrel assy. complete for around $80, I believe. They quickly sold out and Makarov say it will be a year before they have more. The barrels are fabricated from blanks gotten from CZ and then rerifled.
    Some vendors sell only the barrel which requires the addition of rollers and keeper.
    Makarov sells the complete assembly with high quality Harrington rollers.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007

  3. torpedoman

    torpedoman New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    chattaroy wa.
    mine works great with either bbl just be sure to mark the bbl. as to caliber
  4. rfawkes

    rfawkes New Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Elizabethtown, IL
    Sportsmans Guide has the 9 mm barrel on sale for $59. Mine works great, and changeout only takes a minute or two.
  5. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    The shell for the .30TT and the 9mm are the exact diameter and about the same length, the 9mm will be a bit shorter but not much.
  6. wolfen1949

    wolfen1949 New Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Many have taken the 9mm Barrels and turned them into 9mm largo. A friend of mine converted one into a .38 super.
  7. The Count

    The Count New Member

    May 29, 2010
  8. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    check out www.sportsmanguide.com on their home page and you'll find the barrels once you click on gun accessories/barrels the price is 39.95
  9. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    sorry my mistake the ones at sportmansguide are replacment 7.62x25 barrels
  10. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    Another question...does the replacement of the barrel to 9mm make it no longer a C&R legal weapon??

    Kinda reminds me of Sporterizing...
  11. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    I would imagine only while the 9mm barrel is installed. It is then not "as issued".

    So now the question would be "Do you need to log it out of your bound book every time you install the 9mm barrel and then back in when the 7.62 barrel is reinstalled?" :D:D:p
  12. gunguy56

    gunguy56 New Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I had mine finished-reamed to 9x23 Winchester-a "MAGNUM" 9mm Largo. The CZ52 is a very strong action and handles the 9x23/9mmLargo with no issues whatsoever. 125gn JHP at 1450fps makes it a fantastic self-defense round. I found that the 9x19 barrel was an iffy proposition-the magazine is made for a longer cartridge-the shorter 9x19 cartridge will clear the mag's feed lips and "free-jump" into the chamber. I had a lot of FTF's because of it. Using a 9mmLargo or 9x23 solved the FTF problem 100%. We have used the CZ52 loaded with 9x23 rounds to dispatch several big wild boar down here in South Georgia...
  13. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    The CZ-52 has slide cracking issues with 7.63X25 and 9MM, Your gun, your decision, but IMO you are asking for trouble using the 9X23
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