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Posted: 11/29/2002 4:38:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2002 5:40:20 PM EDT by Morgan-Keegan]
I just picked up a NIB Colt CZ40. I remember reading an article about the gun a few years ago and stating that only a few hundred were ever made. This is the first one I've ever seen. What is it worth and will CZ40 mags work in it?

Link Posted: 11/29/2002 4:42:54 PM EDT
WOW, that's a

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Link Posted: 11/29/2002 4:57:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2002 5:41:15 PM EDT by Morgan-Keegan]
Here is the pic
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 5:15:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2002 5:18:02 PM EDT by Ralph]
I would think CZ 40 mags would work, after all, it looks to me like it's a CZ 40 with Colt on the slide instead of CZ...Could'nt tell you if it'll gain in value as a collector peice or not,it is a oddity,Maybe go over to the CZ board, www.czforum.com and ask around over there, those guys will know...
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 5:29:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Morgan-Keegan:
Here is the pic www.1911forum.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=272309

Won't let me looky looky at your new toy. Wants me to login.

Link Posted: 11/29/2002 5:50:07 PM EDT
Was it really manufactured by Colt of just stamped their name on it (ala Springfield XD style)?
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 5:53:54 PM EDT
It says made in Hartford CT on the slide.
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 6:04:03 PM EDT
Yeah, I thought about it afterwards and if you read an article where they actually said that they made a few hundred, then I guess that's exactly what they did. Nice looking pistola.
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 6:28:03 PM EDT

Link Posted: 11/29/2002 9:31:35 PM EDT
If only a couple 100 were made then it would make sense that they will be worth some $$$. A nice looking handgun. Have fun!
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 9:39:41 PM EDT
Sweet! I have a CZ, CZ-40 and it is an excellent pistol. I most I have seen the Colts advertised for is $1,200. As far as I know, the CZ mags will work.
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 11:48:22 PM EDT
Sweet. Mind if I ask where you got it and how long the "dealer/seller" had it?

That's one pistol that I don't think I'd be shooting if I owned it.... if there are only a few hundred out there...
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 5:43:52 AM EDT
Colt CZ40 was introduced in 1998 and was built for Colt by CZ in the Czech Republic. (No longer in production.)

NIB price should be around $750.00.
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 12:10:08 PM EDT
Kal, I bought it at a gun show.
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 12:22:04 PM EDT
FWIW, Colt collectors are the pickiest sort, so if you want it to keep its value, keep it NIB. Figure the first round will cost you about $250 in value.

I learned this the hard way with Colt Custom Shop .45s; it's even worse with Colt SAAs.

OTOH, if you don't care about resale value, blast away! Guns are made to be shot, not looked at and admired.
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 2:28:53 PM EDT
Tony, I bought it strictly to trade up or sell, so I won't be shooting it anytime soon!
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 3:47:49 PM EDT
Is this the one you have for sale over in the EE?
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 6:56:43 PM EDT
BTW, that is truly cool! If I had any disposable income I'd be interested, but I'm going broke keeping the M16 fed w/SA battlepacks, LOL!

If no one here jumps on it, ya really might want to post it over at gunsamerica for a ridiculously high price .... I've had good luck with selling collectible stuff there.

Nice catch.
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 7:57:02 PM EDT
I too have a Z40 NIB. They say between 500-800 made it to the U.S,They have been advertised in gun list from $850.00-1250,00. Bob Swanson is showing one for $850.00
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 1:13:58 PM EDT
It's the same one over on the EE board. I hope to trade it on something. If you're interested its listed on the EE board under pistols.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 1:20:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 3:17:08 PM EDT
Stokes, please email me the name of the dealer that has it for $400 because I will buy it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 4:03:20 PM EDT

Colt is notorius for putting out "limited" or "custom" stuff. This will fall into that catagory.

That might be true, but of those custom guns how many articles were written on them. I can think of about three gun magazines that had full features about these guns (Guns & Ammo, American Handgunner and another one that I can't think of at the moment This gun wouldn't be classified as either a limited or custom gun because its a not either. The way I heard it was Colt had full intention of putting this gun into full production, but something went wrong and they stopped production. This makes this gun a great deal more rarer than a limited # or custom gun IMO. I can think of about three gun magazines that had full features about these guns (Guns & Ammo, American Handgunner and another one that I can't think of at the moment. Wholesale price on the gun was around $475 if my memory serves me correct. Was the gun new or used for $400?
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