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Old September 14th, 2021, 10:06 AM #1
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452 Lux

Howdy All!

I was able to snag a CZ 452 Lux (04) off of GB. It has had one magazine run through it (5 rounds) and then relegated to a safe. All in $520 shipped to my FFL. Pretty excited as I had a 452 Lux in 22wmr that I always wished was LR. I actually sold that Lux to a member here. It had BRNO target sights. Heck of a rifle.





I immediately set to work on it.



Citristrip wrapped in plastic wrap, 4 hours.

Finished scraped off easily and I set to sanding. Went 600-800-1000 grit in my finishing. Nylon brushed the checkering. I was able to retain my checkering during the stripping process.



Definitely a humble stick of walnut. I changed up how I was going to finish it. If it were figured Id have tried something new. Good old fashioned boiled linseed oil with the finger.

Here it is with its first coat -






While all of that was happening, I took patches soaked in ballistol to all of the metal components. Took off a fair amount of fine safe rust.



Got the action shined up once again. So now we wait on successive coats of the BLO. Then we will set to find out what ammo it likes!

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Old September 14th, 2021, 10:16 AM #2
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I had one that I ended up selling to a friend because I inherited it and already a 452 American. It was a great shooting gun and part of me does regret selling it as it was an absolute tack driver. Enjoy the new toy!
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I have a 452 varmint that is an absolute tack driver as well. The 452 series are great rifles.
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No offense but it looked pretty good in the original picture before all your work.
A Yodave trigger kit will make the trigger better for target shooting.
All my 452's love Wolfe Extra Match ammo but do well with the Eley black box match ammo as well
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Why would you even make that comment?! Nice job Brentona
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Why would you even make that comment?! Nice job Brentona
Well since you asked. !
Because I'm honest but it's just an opinion based on a few internet pics that may or may not be a good representation of the finish.
If the factory finish isn't damaged on my firearms I leave them alone but then I'm not an expert wood refinisher either.
The factory checkering on the 452's is a little shallow and have seen some people with that sort of talent improve that feature.
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Looks good.
I notice that the leading edge of the comb has a flute on one side but not the other.
Is that a trademark feature of the maker, or is it there for some other specific purpose?
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