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Old 07-04-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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My new CZ 455 Lux

Below are a few pics of my new Lux. After I was done cleaning it and setting the trigger pull to what I think I'll like, I took a few pics of it. I'm surprised at the pictures. They look better than I thought the rifle looked. Only after I downloaded the pics did I realize I didn't take a top pic of the iron sights. If anyone is interested, I'll take a few more pics tomorrow.

I also took apart my 453 American and my 527 Ebony to adjust the trigger on them also. I think I have both of them to my liking but I'll have to wait till we go to the range. Dropped tested all three rifles after I was done and all seemed fine.

The strange part is when I reassembled my Ebony and dry fired it, the trigger must have been ten pounds. At first I thought I turned the screw the wrong way, but I'm sure it was in the same direction as what I did to the 453. So I took it apart again, and the trigger was quite light. Reassembled it again and dried fired it a few times as I was tightening the two screws. I found out what happened. If I tighten the front screw too much, it makes the trigger very hard to pull. I put a few turns on the back screw then a few, but not as many turns on the front screw, like the lug nuts on a tire. But always doing the back a half a turn or so more. When the back got snug, I made the front snug and the trigger worked fine.

I'll probably not shoot the Ebony next week unless I go twice, as I want to do the 453 American to check my trigger adjustment and of course I want to start off with the Lux.


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Old 07-04-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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Nice looking stock. Ya I would like to see pictures of the sights.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:34 PM   #3
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Nice looking stock. Ya I would like to see pictures of the sights.
Always one in the crowd.

Keep your paint brush wet. I'll take a few right now.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #4
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My auto focus was screwing up and I had to use the flash, but you'll get the idea. The last one I tried to get a shot through the sights but it was too dark to do clearly.


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CS, there's more to putting a 527 back together than just bolting everything up. Thanks to that detachable mag, it is different than an ordinary bolt gun with a box magazine. You must double check to see if you got it right by loading the mag up with a couple of rounds and cycling the gun.

If you got it right, the magazine will insert, easily and remove easily, same as before you took the gun apart. If you got it right, the bolt will pic up a round and feed it into the chamber, same as before.

If you did not get it right, the mag will be way too tight to get in and to get out. More importantly, if you did not get it right, the cartridges will sit too low in the magazine for the bolt to pick them up. For sure, the trigger pull should never change the way you describe. You must only adjust the set trigger with the gun assembled, not with the gun apart. You disassemble the gun to adjust the standard trigger, then reassemble the gun and work on the set trigger. This leads me to believe that you did NOT get it right, sorry to say.

Do this check and let me know. If it's not right, I'll guide you though it.

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Old 07-04-2015, 07:12 PM   #6
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ou have the Williams style 455 sight on your 455 Lux. It's no tangent sight, but it's not bad. Try it. f you decide to go peep, let me know before you try to remove it.
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ou have the Williams style 455 sight on your 455 Lux. It's no tangent sight, but it's not bad. Try it. f you decide to go peep, let me know before you try to remove it.
Thanks. I'll check the mag right now.

The mags don't fall out, but they go in and out with very little effort. I forgot to check them as I wasn't sure if the metal housing for the trigger stayed in the stock or not, as it didn't really want to come out and I didn't want to force anything.

Then it fell on to the floor along with the bolt bushing and the mag release came off too. Hey, it's a learning experience, right. I got the manual out and saw where the bolt bushing went. Put the unit back into the stock and saw which way the mag release had to go, and eventually I got it all back together and it appears to work. We'll see. I'll let you know what I find out, esp. about the trigger.
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I knew the Lux didn't come with the Tangent sights. That was the one drawback for me listening to you and everyone else how they loved those sights.

But I really think I'll eventually end up with a peep sight. I think they look awful, but I like looking through them, from the pictures everyone has supplied.

I'll give it a least a few months and probably longer, as I'm due for some surgery in the near future. I find out more this Thursday. I do want to shoot a few times before then, and the temps here are going to be ten degrees below normal next week.

Besides, I'm do to make at least one of those boring range reports.
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Thanks. I'll check the mag right now.

The mags don't fall out, but they go in and out with very little effort. I forgot to check them as I wasn't sure if the metal housing for the trigger stayed in the stock or not, as it didn't really want to come out and I didn't want to force anything.

Then it fell on to the floor along with the bolt bushing and the mag release came off too. Hey, it's a learning experience, right. I got the manual out and saw where the bolt bushing went. Put the unit back into the stock and saw which way the mag release had to go, and eventually I got it all back together and it appears to work. We'll see. I'll let you know what I find out, esp. about the trigger.
Make sure you do the feed check. That's the critical one.
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Make sure you do the feed check. That's the critical one.
Would you mind defining that a bit for me.

I'm off to the fireworks for an hour or so, but I'll get back to you.
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Don't have anything to add but I'm reading and learning from this.
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Would you mind defining that a bit for me.

I'm off to the fireworks for an hour or so, but I'll get back to you.
Load up the mag with a few shells and cycle the bolt to make sure the bolt picks up a cartridge from the magazine and feeds into into the chamber. If the bolt just slides over the top of the cartridge, instead of grabbing it, you didn't get the magazine/trigger guard housing (#65 in the parts diagram) fully inserted into the receiver.
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No go. It doesn't load. The trigger guard and assembly looks perfect. The bolt wobbles a bit though. When I took it apart again, the bolt handle fell off. Can't for the life of me figure how to put it together so it doesn't keep falling off.

I know you are probably laughing. I would be. It's now midnight. I'm a persistence cuss if you haven't noticed. My handle kept fall off and the bolt wouldn't go into the chamber because the back end wasn't in line with the chamber. Any idiot could see that, but I didn't know what to do about it.

I looked at a few You Tubes but it seemed like my Ebony bolt was different than the other 527 bolts. I finally got mad and pulled it out and to my surprise the back end turned 90 degrees so it was in line with the chamber. The bolt fell in.

This time I decided before I inserted the bolts, I'll put in a magazine. The bolts were difficult to line up this time, but when they did I tightened them but not overly so.

Bolt works fine. Trigger feels good. I tried to remove the magazine and it wouldn't budge. I realized the bolt was still in. I know, I have bleep for brains.

Bolt out. Mag goes in and out easily. But it did before too. Got two rounds, this time Federal, as if it makes a difference. Hey, something has got to give. Loaded the mags. Inserted the mags. chambered a round, squeezed the trigger. NO NO, only kidding. I was going to go outside just in case and should have. Anyway, pulled back the bolt, and

low and behold the round flew out.

Did it a few more times and the ole Ebony is back to normal.

Trouble is, I have no idea why it didn't work this way in the first place.

Now you know why I say "just because I use good ammo doesn't mean I know how to shoot".

Perfect example.

To change the subject a bit. As I said, we took our golf cart up the street and onto the golf course and parked it then walked a short way to a tee box that overlooks the Las Vegas Valley. We use to do this every year but for the past 5 years or so we've been in Florida.

Absolutely clear sky. Venus and Mars are very close together about two hours from setting. Sky is full of stars even though the valley floor is lit up and the Strip's lights are going full blast.

It looked like every casino had fireworks, and most of the homes did too. Not the little guys, but the $100 a pop type. We watched it for nearly an hour then came home. We can still see quite a bit from our front yard, but we know Casper, our standard poodle, doesn't like being home alone at night, even with the TV blaring and every light on in the house.

Still, he was calm and glad to see us. I went out back and had a glass of vino. 88 degrees but 20% humidity that really felt nice.

Then came in and found out the rounds wouldn't chamber. I was ready to throw the gun away. No, I'm only kidding. But it took me two hours before I finally got it to work right. That's okay by me. What ticks me off, is I don't know why.

Sue and Casper are long gone so I have my choice of the couch or the spare bedroom. One more glass of vino or some Advil PM for my back, that for some unknown reason isn't bothering me much lately considering the amount of work I've done around the house.

Is this Gunner Forum or Dear Abby???

Anyway, good night to all and I hope everyone had a terrific 4th and even a better 5th.
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Dear Gunner,

I've been reading where some nut is loading his firearm in the house and almost shot his poodle. Then he abandons the dog after drinking heavily only to return hours later. He then starts taking drugs.

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CSH, make sure the two action bolts are tightened firmly - not gorilla tight - but firmly once you get rounds to feed correctly. If the rounds do not feed out of there mag, loosen up the two action bolts and try, again.

Wish I could be there to help. The reasons the 527 don't go together, sometimes, are really very simple. Just a couple of things to check before tightening things up. I, too, had to learn these things the hard way, even to the point of calling CZ and asking for help. They were very nice, by the way.

Let me know if you have ANY issue on a 527. I can now take one apart in my sleep.
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I've been reading where some nut is loading his firearm in the house and almost shot his poodle. Then he abandons the dog after drinking heavily only to return hours later. He then starts taking drugs.

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That doesn't sound too good does it??

I'm on a diet as I want to lose some weight and get into some kind of shape before my surgery so a half a glass of wine is my total.

I didn't take the Aleve PM till the rifle was put away.
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CSH, make sure the two action bolts are tightened firmly - not gorilla tight - but firmly once you get rounds to feed correctly. If the rounds do not feed out of there mag, loosen up the two action bolts and try, again.

Wish I could be there to help. The reasons the 527 don't go together, sometimes, are really very simple. Just a couple of things to check before tightening things up. I, too, had to learn these things the hard way, even to the point of calling CZ and asking for help. They were very nice, by the way.

Let me know if you have ANY issue on a 527. I can now take one apart in my sleep.
I pride my self being an engineer, but thinking back I still can't see where I went wrong.

I did learn how to dissemble the bolt though, only by chance.

Thanks one more time for you help and encouraging words.
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You're very welcome.

The culprit is the magazine housing part of the trigger guard. That mag housing fits into a recess in the receiver underside. It's a tight fit and only a fraction of an inch in depth, but if you don't get that mag housing nestled down inside that recess before you tighten everything, the cartridges sit too low in the action for the bolt to grab when you cycle the action. I'll take some pics next time I take apart a 527 and show you.
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You're very welcome.

The culprit is the magazine housing part of the trigger guard. That mag housing fits into a recess in the receiver underside. It's a tight fit and only a fraction of an inch in depth, but if you don't get that mag housing nestled down inside that recess before you tighten everything, the cartridges sit too low in the action for the bolt to grab when you cycle the action. I'll take some pics next time I take apart a 527 and show you.
I would appreciate it.

That's why my last resort for the night was to hold everything together and put a magazine in it then gradually tighten the bolts keeping the mag where it belongs, or where I thought it belonged. I was probably just lucky.
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I may be giving CS a hard time but I am reading and taking in what you are saying NCG.
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