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Old 03-02-2013, 4:11 PM
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Default CZ52 new mags don't work

I got a couple of milsurp CZ52 mags from Midway. I was looking forward to them working as well as the factory originals - but they don't. They seat well but don't allow the slide to be racked but an inch or so. And the slide won't close all the way on a snap cap loaded mag and jams. I had to use a screwdriver to pry the "new" mag out of the mag well. Once I pried it out about 1/4", the slide snapped into battery and the mag came out. I did not have time to field strip the pistol and examine what the difference is between the original mags and the "new" surplus mags. The bottom plate of the new mags are stamped: "CZ mfg". Where should I look for the problem and what would be a likely fix? Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:50 AM
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FWIW: I went on Midway's site and checked the reviews of these mags. My problem is not uncommon. Evidently the feed lips are too narrow and prevent the slide from closing. The fix is filing off approximately .5 mm from each lip.
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Old 03-03-2013, 1:15 PM
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Are they the ten round CZ-83 mags?
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I'm pretty sure the OP said they are CZ-52 magazines.
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Old 03-03-2013, 4:19 PM
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They are 8 round CZ52 magazines. The midway ad says they are 9 rd but are actually 8. I did file about .5 mm off each lip. Problem solved.
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