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shooterx10
03-10-2007, 8:37 PM
Quick question, when did CZ start using the polycoat finish on their pistols? Was it around 2002?

http://www.cz-usa.com/data/productimg/main029.png

Also, is it like the K-kote finish like what SigArms puts on their slides so there will be minimal holster wear? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! ;)

Turbinator
03-11-2007, 10:02 AM
No, I don't think it was around 2002.

There was a new batch of CZ75's made in the 1990's to be imported for sale into the US. This new commercial batch started the use of the newer coated finish, I believe. Prior to this, from what I know, CZ75's were hard to come by and usually had blued finishes.

Today's batch either have the enamel finish, or a blued finish, based on what I've seen for sale.

I recall reading that the first batches of CZ75's for sale in the US were Turkish contract overruns, not that this has any bearing on the finish type.

Turby

maxicon
03-11-2007, 10:09 AM
Best place to ask this would be over at www.czforum.com on the CZ75B forum.

There's a FAQ about the finishes, but doesn't include histories:
http://p201.ezboard.com/CZ-PISTOLS-FAQ/fczechpistols82792frm25

railroader
03-11-2007, 2:21 PM
I have a 1996 75b military that has the polycoat finish which has held up well. Mark

Turbinator
03-12-2007, 10:40 AM
I have a 1996 75b military that has the polycoat finish which has held up well. Mark

Yup, and Brownells has been selling their bake-on finish for quite some time, same concept and appears to have gotten pretty good reviews in the past.

Turby