SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: CZ, Ceska Zbrojovka
Model: 97 B
Serial Number: C029745
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: DA/SA Double and Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol w/ Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the company logo and “CZ 97 B CAL. .45 AUTO”, the right is marked “16”, Czech lion on shield proof, “CIP / N”, and “C029745” at the front. The left side of the frame is marked “MADE IN / CZECH REPUBLIC”. The right side of the frame is marked “CZ-USA, KANSAS CITY, KS”, “CIP / N”, and “C029745”. The right side of the barrel is marked “CIP / N” and “C029745”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a with a red bead pinned to the slide in a fore to aft slot and the rear is a square notch base with two white dots, dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black alloy panels with CZ logos molded into the bottom of each panel. Each panel has some scattered minor little marks throughout, more so on the right panel. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black Polycoat
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is a bit of minor stubborn fouling at the throat and near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a couple of faint marks on the right side of the frame. The barrel has light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth. The single action trigger has a smooth takeup with a little bit of creep before breaking. The slide is slotted to the inside of the frame, making for a superb mating of the two parts with no measurable play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: The pistol comes in a black plastic CZ case with paperwork including a manual and test target, two 10-round magazines, a safety lock, a bushing wrench, and a bore brush.
Our Assessment: From CZ’s website: “Designed in 1975, the CZ 97 is the flagship model of the CZ handgun line with over one million produced. An entire family of pistols is available based on the basic CZ 97 design: compacts, decockers, single action only, ambidextrous, alloy frames as well as competition pistols. The 97 B features a steel frame, a black polycoat finish, 3 dot sights, 10-round .45 ACP capacity and, of course, the ergonomics and DA/SA action that have made it the most copied handgun design second only to the 1911. The ‘B’ designation is an indicator that the model is equipped with a firing pin block safety. CZ 97 B is used by more governments, militaries, police and security agencies than any other pistol in the world. The CZ 97 is quite possibly the perfect pistol.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. This is a 2016 97 B with its original box and gorgeous silver toned alloy grips that sit beautifully against the black polycoat finish, making this pistol very aesthetically pleasing . The pistol is in Excellent condition, showing more signs of handling than firing and comes with a pair of magazines and factory cleaning accessories. Please see our photos and good luck!