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Thread: Brno Fox / CZ 527 flush bottom metal and internal magazine mods

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    Brno Fox / CZ 527 flush bottom metal and internal magazine mods

    I had been asked about this elsewhere thought I would put a pic up. I find to carry the CZ 527/Brno Fox models are a pain, the internal magazine sits where the hand should carry the rifle. I feel this is important in a bush stalking rifle. However I'm sure in a varminting capacity it wouldn't matter and the extra rounds would be useful.

    The one below is a 1971 Brno fox, the mods are similar to doing a CZ 527 except for the bottom metal on a Brno fox includes the trigger mechanism, as opposed to the CZ 527 where the trigger mechanism is attached to the bottom of the action, not the bottom metal. This makes it inherently easier to do on a 527.

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    As you can see this photo is in the white, before bluing. You can see where the webbing from the trigger guard that reaches toward where the detachable magazine sat has been cut away, and shaped to a more regular trigger guard. The new bottom metal is tig welded in place to cover the magazine hole after the trigger guard was shaped. Internal magazine spring pics to follow.

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    3 Rounds? How's it look on the rifle?

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    Hi Gimp, yeah three rounds. Useless to a varminter, perfect to a sika hunter. It sits flush with the wood work, very slim profile. Best of all it carries nicely at the balance point in a rifle that carrying a fixed 4x Leupold weighs around the 5lb mark. I plan to rebarrel this in 6x45 when the metalwork is finished also. Will put a pic up of how it looks on the rifle when I have finished the mag work and have blued it (been away for a few days and have been a bit slack on the home job front..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Hi Gimp, yeah three rounds. Useless to a varminter, perfect to a sika hunter. It sits flush with the wood work, very slim profile. Best of all it carries nicely at the balance point in a rifle that carrying a fixed 4x Leupold weighs around the 5lb mark. I plan to rebarrel this in 6x45 when the metalwork is finished also. Will put a pic up of how it looks on the rifle when I have finished the mag work and have blued it (been away for a few days and have been a bit slack on the home job front..)
    6x45 will be cool. Looking good Pointer. Waiting on the rest of the build/write up now. Keep us posted.
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    No worries Normie, will do. Glad to see there is others interested in a good old fashioned 'fit for purpose' gun

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    [QUOTE Glad to see there is others interested in a good old fashioned 'fit for purpose' gun[/QUOTE]

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    How does it like em MJ?

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    Id be keen to see the finished bottom metal in the rifle, the sticking out magizine is the worst bit about my 527 it loves to jam into ones back when slung over the shoulder.

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    Hi Jim,

    Be great to see those photos of the finished job. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    I had been asked about this elsewhere thought I would put a pic up. I find to carry the CZ 527/Brno Fox models are a pain, the internal magazine sits where the hand should carry the rifle. I feel this is important in a bush stalking rifle. However I'm sure in a varminting capacity it wouldn't matter and the extra rounds would be useful.

    The one below is a 1971 Brno fox, the mods are similar to doing a CZ 527 except for the bottom metal on a Brno fox includes the trigger mechanism, as opposed to the CZ 527 where the trigger mechanism is attached to the bottom of the action, not the bottom metal. This makes it inherently easier to do on a 527.

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    As you can see this photo is in the white, before bluing. You can see where the webbing from the trigger guard that reaches toward where the detachable magazine sat has been cut away, and shaped to a more regular trigger guard. The new bottom metal is tig welded in place to cover the magazine hole after the trigger guard was shaped. Internal magazine spring pics to follow.
    Hows it all look now its blued and put back together?

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    this one get stolen?

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    Sorry fellas didn't see this - Gun isn't finished, bottom metal is done, new barrel screwed on, bedded, then project was put on hold. Will throw some pics up

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    Sorry @Shamus and @Bill999 , six months late is better than not at all!

    Blame @Toby for the pics, he made me.

    The pics look washed out due to being phone pics but you get the idea. weighs bang on 5lb right now

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    Nice job :-)

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    Pointer,

    Sorry to resurrect a very old thread but I've been searching far and wide for an example of exactly what you've done here. You wouldn't happen to have a description of the steps you went through to build this good looking bottom metal would you? Or if you had it to do over again would you change things around?

    I'd love to modify my CZ 527's so they look like yours.

    Thanks
    ChrisA

    PS: Oh and, hello from the US kia ora.

 

 

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