Czech CZ-50 Pistol: CIA Assessment

So those CZ50 little semiauto pistols that came into the US as surplus a few years ago? Well, those weren’t always cheap and easy to get – when first introduced, of course, the were novel and unknown. We may not think about it much today, but a new pistol like that was a development of interest to the US intelligence community. Don’t believe me? Check out this declassified report on the CZ50, which the CIA produced in 1952:

CIA Information Report: Czech 7.65mm Automatic Pistol (December 10, 1952 – PDF format)