Czech CZ-USA CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 16” 9mm Semi-Auto Rifle PCC, 2017

SOLD FOR: $705

WOA#: WY240417JS001

Make: CZ

Model:  Scorpion EVO 3 S1

Serial Number: C400580

Year of Manufacture: 2017

Caliber: 9x19mm

Action Type: Semi Automatic, Blowback

Markings: The left side of the receiver is labeled “CZ SCORPION EVO 3 S1”.  The right side of the receiver reads “C400580”  “CZ-USA KANSAS CITY, KS” and “MADE IN CZECH REPUBLIC” as well as “ WARNING ! / READ MANUAL BEFORE USE”. Both sides of the handguard are marked with the M-LOK logo.  The bolt is marked “9×19″ with Czech proofs, “17” date code and “C400580”.

Barrel Length: The barrel proper is 16.2”, it is approximately 17 3/4” to the front of the installed muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics: The top of the rifle is an uninterrupted picatinny rail with factory iron sights mounted.  The front sight is an elevation adjustable post sight between two serrated protective ears, the rear sight is a windage adjustable peep sight with 4 different apertures.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are black polymer with Mlok mounting points on the forend, a pistol grip with a “fin” installed, and a buttstock with a black rubber pad. Originally adjustable and folding, the buttstock has been modified to be fixed. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pas had minor wear. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition as modified.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  4x 10rd CZ USA factory magazines showing minor wear in Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Black, polymer

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minor operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp. The pins are clean. The markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This rifle comes with the magazines described above, an additional “fin” and a LULA CZ Evo 3 magazine loader.

Our Assessment:  The CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 Carbine is a civilian-legal variant of the Evo 3 A1 submachine gun, an exceptional example of Czech firearms engineering. Developed by Ceská zbrojovka Uherský Brod, the Scorpion Evo 3 has gained a reputation for being a highly versatile, reliable, and effective platform. This semi-automatic carbine version brings these traits into the civilian market, allowing enthusiasts to experience firsthand the Scorpion’s dynamic capabilities. Chambered in 9mm Luger, the Evo 3 S1 Carbine offers the benefits of cheaper ammunition and lighter recoil, making it a highly accessible platform for a wide variety of shooters.

With a monolithic Picatinny top rail and M-LOK slots on the forend, the Scorpion Evo 3 S1 Carbine provides ample real estate for optics, lights, and other tactical accessories. Its polymer construction reduces the overall weight, making it agile and easy to handle. Inside, the gun employs a simple yet robust blowback mechanism, ensuring both reliability and ease of maintenance. One of the distinguishing features of this carbine is its non-reciprocating charging handle, which eliminates the risk of hand injuries while firing, a thoughtful design consideration appreciated by many users.

If you’re interested in a platform that effortlessly straddles the worlds of sport shooting, personal defense, and even tactical applications, the CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 Carbine is a compelling choice. Its blend of modular capabilities, ergonomic design, and proven reliability make it a standout in the crowded field of pistol-caliber carbines. Not only does owning this carbine offer a slice of modern firearms innovation, but it also presents an opportunity to personalize your shooting experience through extensive customization options. It’s a testament to how far firearms engineering has come in integrating user-friendly features without sacrificing performance or durability.

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Czech CZ-USA CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 16” 9mm Semi-Auto Rifle PCC, 2017
Czech CZ-USA CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine 16” 9mm Semi-Auto Rifle PCC, 2017