CZ-83 .380 ACP
three 13-round magazines
two marked "mfg CZ"
100 rounds of ammo
1/2 of which is steel cased ammo
no box, papers, or other accessories
Made in Czechoslovakia in 1991
Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
so all CZ pistols after that say Made in Czech Republic
This pistol has a truly ambidextrous safety and truly ambidextrous magazine release
When shooting, sometimes pulling the trigger all of the way back will fail to release the hammer. I am not able to reliably reproduce the problem. This was a known issue with the CZ-82s - same gun in 9x18mm Makarov - that hit the market about a dozen years ago. I recall seeing a fix on the internet; and if I can find it I'll update this and post a link.
Since this has C.A.I. (Century Arms International) import markings, I'm assuming that this was a military or police surplus pistol somewhere, rather than a model produced for the commercial market. But I really don't know that; I'm just guessing.
Commercial CZ pistols were imported by Action Arms, Magnum Research, and CZ-USA.
It's also a bit "rougher" than my commercial CZ-75s and CZ-85s from that era.
Since this is a blowback operated pistol, the slide is heavy to pull.
So please please please do not be THAT GUY who's thinking something like ".380 is a small caliber, so this will be a good self-protection pistol for the wife and/or girlfriend". As much as I would like to take your money, somebody who is looking for a .380 for self-protection, rather than as a hobby, will be much better served by something like the Smith & Wesson 380 EZ.
I wasn't really planning on selling this. But since I still have not gotten around to taking this to a gunsmith to fix that trigger/hammer issue, I figured I'd put this up for sale in the hopes it would go to a better home.