SOLD FOR: $1,580
Serial Number: B01163P
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .40 S&W
Action Type: Double / Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol With Thumb-Safety
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “SILE / OSSIAN, IN”. The side of the chamber visible through the ejection port is marked “.40 S&W”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “SPHINX / MADE IN / SWITZERLAND”, and “U.S. PAT.”. The left side of the slide is marked “AT 2000 P”.
Barrel Length: 3.66”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two recessed white dots and is dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered rubber panels with smooth borders and Sphinx medallions. The grips have no major defects, just light handling wear. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black Slide & Controls, Stainless Frame & Barrel
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The slide has a few hardly noticeable marks on the bottom of the front and top corners. There is standard operational wear on the barrel and controls. There are some light rubs on the grip frame and trigger guard, again hardly noticeable. The markings are strong and easily read. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this handgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The pistol has a smooth double-action and crisp single-action trigger pull. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 13-round magazine, serial matching box, and a mop. The magazine shows very light operational wear in the form of scuffs, rubs, and a few small spots of thinning. The mag has been inscribed “CZ-75 / Sphinx” on the left side by a previous owner. The mag rates in about Fine condition. Please note, no magazine will be included for purchasers who reside where this magazine cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: The CZ 75 has been a prized handgun for decades. Czech firearms have been renowned for their quality at least since WWII and Ceska Zbrojovka has continued to provide high quality firearms since 1936. The model 75 has an interesting slide-in design in which the slide moves on inside of the frame rather than the outside like most semi-automatic pistols. This means that the slide-to-frame fit is nice and tight and the reciprocating mass is greatly reduced. It also allows the bore axis to be brought down some. All of this combined with the 9mm cartridge and all-steel construction makes for a very gentle shooting firearm. The design has been so successful that it has also been copied by a number of different companies including Sphinx. Sphinx got into firearms in the 1980s and is best known for their continuous improvements on the CZ 75 design. The Sphinx pistols were primarily used by special forces, military, and competitive shooters due to their high quality and reliability. The Sphinx pistols are built with extremely close tolerances and assembled by master gunsmiths so they tended to be more expensive because they could not be mass-produced, but they are worth every penny. This example is in Excellent condition with about 99% of its metal finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling, strong mechanics, original box, and it hardly even looks used!! This would make a great home defense or carry pistol and would make a good gun for recreational target shooting as well. That said, the scarcity of this model makes it somewhat collectible and in this pistol’s high condition it would make a great addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!