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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:36:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/12/2012 4:37:28 PM EST by kazaam]
So I finally took apart my CZ SP-01 to clean it (took a while to get the cleaning stuff in :P), and noticed a few imperfections. The first one seems inconsequential and nitpicky, and I dont think #2 is actually anything, but #3 seems not right. I apologize in advance for the bad pictures. The gun was sold new in box and wasnt handled by the public. I will number these and you guys can decide whether this is acceptable or not:

1)This I dont really care about much. There are are a couple spots where there is a little raised speckle or two:
(there are a couple other ones to the right of this that I couldnt get in a picture, but they were even smaller)

2)There are like, little notches in the underside of the rail. Here is one, but there are other spots that show too:

3)This, unlike the others, I think actually is a problem. There's a little spot that seems the polycoat is marred under the safety when I raise it. It also doesnt even bother me much because I rarely use the safety.

What do you guys think? For #3, the only one I'm really worried about, it seems almost everyone thinks its completely normal and was probably caused by the people who tested it at the factory. I figured I'd ask because I literally have had zero experience with firearms up until this point.

Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 4:43:56 PM EST
It's normal and should be expected on what is basically an ex-Combloc handgun with a baked-on paintjob.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 5:10:42 PM EST
If they dont affect function, I would not worry about it.

CZ makes an excellent pistol, but remember its a combat pistol made by a former communist block country.

Link Posted: 11/12/2012 5:31:45 PM EST
I wouldn't sweat it. Just shoot it.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 5:43:20 PM EST
I get where you coming from but you give up some pretty by going CZ. my CZ would make you cry if you saw all it's ugly marks that I added.

If you want nice finish and cleaner machine markings, almost anybody other than CZ.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 6:44:56 PM EST
The machine work actually looks better than the ones I owned. Looks typical of their rattle-can finish as well. If it runs well, I'd ignore the poor finish work.
Link Posted: 11/13/2012 9:35:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/13/2012 9:36:27 AM EST by maleante]
The black finish (polycoat) is applied on top of parkerizing.

I have a shadow has some scratches and wear in the polycoat. Not worried about it at all.

Keep shooting, it's not a problem.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:20:51 AM EST
I emailed the warranty department. The warranty guy is pretty cool. So far he says it shouldn't be there, but it's not a big deal and if I go to a gunsmith I should get a drop of blue on that spot and it won't rust (especially since its under the safety).

I told him I'd rather not do that because I'm nowhere near a gunsmith and I don't want to spend more money than I have, and that if he thinks I should send it in I will. We'll see what happens next.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 10:56:20 AM EST

First world problems................................
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 11:59:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2012 7:10:38 AM EST by kazaam]
:( Though it really is a first world problem lol.

He sent me this:

If it was me I wouldn’t worry about it, a gunsmith should cold blue it for next to nothing, if not free, it would take them 1 minute of time. If you really want you can send the pistol in we would probably replace it with a new one, or if you would be satisfied we could cold blue it for you. Up to you, its pretty minor though.

I'll probably send it in later if I'm still annoyed, provided they don't want me to pay for shipping. I don't mind not having it for a while since I don't shoot often. We'll see though; doubt I'll do anything.

Here are a few more pictures to see if you guys think its worth it or not. I could swear there is a little sliver of bare metal peeking out but I dunno; figured I'd show you just to make sure since I am literally clueless lol.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:54:31 AM EST
Miss America couldn't pass your testing.

It's a tool...you should see my hammers.

I like CZ stuff - have two(2) rifles and gave a pistol to my son..all good.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:18:09 PM EST
If you look hard enough,you will find imperfection in anything....

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:25:43 PM EST
Only you can answer this question. But if it were me, I wouldn't give it a second thought. The way I use my handguns, most of the finish would be worn off soon anyway. You ought to see my daily carry 1911, she is shiny bare metal in a lot of places now and I have had it refinshed twice since I bought it back in the late nineties
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:05:41 AM EST
I see no problems here. Typical wear under the safety. It's just part of it being broken in and getting better with age. Every other finish blemish is inconsequential for a pistol that sells at this price point.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:33:06 PM EST
Yes, you should be OK
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