As mentioned, the CZ 82 magazine has become a highly sought after item due to the factory’s decision to stop production. For those still in the dark, the CZ 82 is a double-action, semi-automatic pistol that features a traditional blowback system of operation. The pistol was designed in 1982 by Augustin Nečas for the Czechoslovakian military, where it served proudly for 10 years. Consider your days of searching far and wide for CZ 82 magazines at fair prices over – this is the magazine for you.
The CZ 82 magazine is a staggered box magazine that we had designed specifically for Keepshooting.com. The magazine holds 12 rounds of 9x18mm Makarov (9mm Makarov) ammunition and is manufactured entirely from steel, save the floor plate. The steel body has been fully heat treated and features a rear seam that has been laser welded to ensure your magazine remains durable and reliable for years to come. Additionally, the inclusion of a follower spring that is 7 percent stronger than surplus magazines ensures that our magazine will properly feed upon each discharge.
Upon closer inspection, you will notice that our CZ 82 magazines include the thicker, milled floor plate that was used on the original magazines (as opposed to the thinner – arguably less desirable – stamped floor plates). The floor plate was milled from aluminum.
When we decided to produce these magazines, we did so with our customers in mind. We created the goal to produce a CZ 82 magazine that would be 100 percent reliable and functional in all CZ 82 pistols that would satisfy both ourselves and our customers. Our efforts have finally paid off – so much so that we guarantee proper function of our magazines. Provided there is no damage or visible signs of use, you may return the magazines for your money back. If you’re still skeptical, check out the video to the left. We shot this video to demonstrate our magazine in use, including proper fitting, feeding and ejection.
As noted, the CZ 82 is a semi-automatic pistol designed specifically for the Czechoslovakian military. It was originally designated the Vz 82, Vz being a Czechoslovakian abbreviation for “model.” The pistol served to replace the CZ 52 (Vz 52), which fired 7.62x25mm Tokarev ammunition. Interestingly, the pistol was added to the U.S. government’s Curio & Relic list maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A civilian variant, known as the CZ 82, also exists. The CZ 83 is available in .32 ACP, .380 ACP and 9x18mm Makarov. While these magazines have not been tested in a CZ 83 magazines chambered for 9x18mm Makarov, they should be functional in them.