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 Post subject: Drulov-75
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Greetings,

I came across a Drulov-75 in like new condition with the box. Sadly, it is left handed and no parts list.

I have learned it was made in the Czech Republik.

Does anyone know precisely what firm made the pistol? Are they still in business?

Neither Nill nor Rink catalog a grip for this model. Any suggestions for the right hand user?

Cheers,

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Drulov-75
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Yeah! Leave it!


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 Post subject: Re: Drulov-75
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:03 pm 
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fc60 wrote:
Greetings,

I came across a Drulov-75 in like new condition with the box. Sadly, it is left handed and no parts list.

I have learned it was made in the Czech Republik.

Does anyone know precisely what firm made the pistol? Are they still in business?

Neither Nill nor Rink catalog a grip for this model. Any suggestions for the right hand user?

Cheers,

Dave


Hello Dave;
I have one also but in right handed as you should have cause parts are scarce.
I believe they were imported by BRNO in the 1990's
Maybe contact the guy on this forum that does custom grips, thinking Berry Hill or something...
I practice at 50ft. using 10m AP targets, on a good day they are all in the black(7 ring and under)
It is totally different from my past free pistols(TOZ and Hammerli) but if you focus on the controls, it will deliver.
Just remember that these free pistols will out shoot your ability whether they cost $300 or $3000.

Clarence

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 Post subject: Re: Drulov-75
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:15 am 
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I bought a RH Drulov-75 three decades ago. Paid $150 if I recall correctly.

It's a simple pistol, and needs to be since it is no longer in production, and there are no parts that I could find, even that many years ago. (I broke the firing pin and had to make another from scratch.)

This is a heavy pistol, or should I say top-heavy. Reminds of a FWB 65 AP with bore well above the hand. Entry-level free pistol, yes. And I like it fine and still have it. But more as a curiosity in a small collection. I can't truly say it's a serious 50m pistol.

The Drulov is for free pistols what the Izzy 46m is for air pistols, IMO. I can't imagine shooting a full match with either.


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 Post subject: Re: Drulov-75
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:45 am 
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Yes, Drulovs of at least two different versions were exported from the Czech Republic, but way back! They were moderately common in Canada as a first or 'training' free pistol in the 1980s. Yes very simple and rugged design,the barrel was quite accurate, but the trigger is a bit of a hassle to tune - the two types were a straight mechanical direct release, or a set system which tended to 'walk' in adjustment. The grip always felt like a 'bent banana' to me. Tradex in Montreal had a large batch of surplus ones recently. They might have parts, but there are hassles about shipping such over the boarder as we both know! In the 1980s they sold for about $75 up here. Tradex prices have been much much higher.

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 Post subject: Re: Drulov-75
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:08 am 
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Dave,

I can help you with that grip. I 3d-print custom target pistol grips and have helped a lot of shooters you'll find on this forum. You can search both here and the Bullseye forum for reviews of my work. I make Drulov grips and if you'd like one yourself, just let me know.

All best,

Andrew

Andrew Berryhill
PrecisionTargetPistolGrips.com


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