cz-52 9mm conversion

The #1 community for Gun Owners in Texas

Member Benefits:

  • Fewer Ads!
  • Discuss all aspects of firearm ownership
  • Discuss anti-gun legislation
  • Buy, sell, and trade in the classified section
  • Chat with Local gun shops, ranges, trainers & other businesses
  • Discover free outdoor shooting areas
  • View up to date on firearm-related events
  • Share photos & video with other members
  • ...and so much more!
  • country_boy

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0
    Feb 7, 2009
    3,859
    96
    Round Rock
    Looking into having a 9mm conversion barrel on my cz-52 so I wont have to buy a 9mm handgun.

    What all do I need to buy?

    Ive been reading on this subject and was wondering if I could buy another cz slide and just have the 9mm barrel in the other slide, then I can change out the slides?? At the same time, I can install better sights on the 9mm one.
     

    M. Sage

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jan 21, 2009
    16,298
    21
    San Antonio
    Barrel and unless it comes with rollers and pins for them, those too. Probably a lighter recoil spring, but I'm not sure. I'm just assuming you'd need one as 9mm is less powerful than 7.62x25mm.

    I don't know if I would do it: 7.62x25mm is still dirt cheap, very powerful, quite accurate and I've heard people complain about occasional feeding problems with the 9mm conversions.

    I'm pretty sure you can find another slide; at least you could a year or two ago when I was thinking this same thing and researching it. After research, I came to the conclusion that 9mm is inferior in most ways. But it's not hard to change barrels. Back when Makarov.com was still selling CZ52 stuff, I picked up their teardown pin tool for it. Makes life easy (though I misplaced it somewhere along the line; it's here... somewhere), but there are a lot of items you can use for it.
     

    SIG_Fiend

    Administrator
    Moderator
    TGT Supporter
    Admin
    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0
    Feb 21, 2008
    7,170
    46
    Austin, TX
    You must have read my mind. Completely at random (not kidding), I was actually just searching about this a few minutes ago. I found this good link that has a nice writeup on the conversion:

    Ruger22.com cz52 upgrade page

    I just quickly browsed through it but, from what I saw it looks like you just need the 9mm barrel, though it seems those barrels are pretty tough to find.
     

    jdh

    Active Member
    BANNED!!!
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Mar 2, 2008
    222
    1
    Never have had to modify the extractor. Works fine as is. Just take the slide off, change the barrel, and go. Then put the original barrel back in and shoot more.

    Ammo with 124 gr. bullets work better in the stock mags. If you want to shoot the 115 graing ammo you really should find some of the mags with the spacer in them to make the shorter 9s feed properly.
     

    mortdooley

    Active Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jul 25, 2008
    267
    11
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I bought the 9mm barrel for the one I had and the only problem is that the barrel came stripped and required driving out the pin that holds the rollers in place to use with the other barrel. This makes the change more then a simple swap when field stripping. After a couple of trips to the range I changed it back and never put the 9mm barrel back in, the 7.63x25 is cheap and a fun round to shoot. My advice is to buy the 9mm only if you plan to make the conversion long term or make sure to get the whole barrel complete with its own rollers to keep from beating the pin in and out.
     

    Support

    Sponsors

    silencers
    DK Firearms
    Every Day Man
    Shroud
    Weapon displays
    Ammo
    Defender Tactical
    Ammo
    Orion Cooker
    Firearms Legal
    Target Sports USA

    Latest posts

    Forum statistics

    Threads
    108,649
    Messages
    2,647,209
    Members
    33,221
    Latest member
    Jwoodd
    Top Bottom