View Full Version : CZ-52 Problem

10-28-2007, 7:43 PM
I love the CZ-52 but I've had too many incidents where the slide would not completely move forward. I had to manually push it forward to fire again. Has anyone run into the issue and have a solution? Thank you

10-28-2007, 7:53 PM
I had this problem with a surplus brand of ammo, I cannot remember which country. I'll try to dig for that half shoot up box. Try some S&B or Winchester x25. I know German, Polish, and Norinco surplus works in mine.

10-28-2007, 9:09 PM
I'd appreciate that. I am using surplus Romanian

10-28-2007, 9:29 PM
I'd appreciate that. I am using surplus Romanian

I've been using Romanian with no problems at all. I have had some duds with a box of Polish I got from the range several months ago. I have had no mechanical issues since I picked up my CZ52 in April.

10-29-2007, 2:08 PM
Well, I'll clean her up and see if she'll straighten up. Thanks

10-29-2007, 2:34 PM
Your CZ sounds like its terminally defective, you must transfer it to my collection immediatly so that I can covert it over to 9mm and put neat accessories on it. ;)

I'd try another batch of ammo and check the chamber for burs.

be carefull, if the ammo is out of spec enough to cause a jam it could be part of that bad batch of ammo that was causing cz52's to KB.

M. Sage
10-29-2007, 5:28 PM
The bad batch was Bulgarian.

11-01-2007, 2:56 PM
Bulgarian is explosive.

I found the box, it is Hungarian. You could swap another surplus barrel for yours; I've heard this worked in other's CZs.

M. Sage
11-01-2007, 4:52 PM
I think it's Hungarian that mine hates with a passion. Cases split (WTH!?) like they're not annealed right and the primers are sometimes too hard and require a second strike.

11-01-2007, 5:37 PM
Bulgarian is explosive.

only the bulgarian headstamped "* 10 52 3" (reading clockwise) is the bad stuff. the rest is fine.