The ITM AT84: An Ultra Rare Swiss Made CZ 75 Pistol

The ITM AT84 is a Swiss built copy of the CZ 75 built in Solothurn, Switzerland. Patrick takes a look at this interesting find that somehow was produced in Switzerland, imported to Israel where it was a duty weapon for some time, then imported to the US by Century International Arms. Chambered in 9mm, the AT84 is identical to the early Pre-B CZ75s on the market with a slightly different roll mark. Later in the production run the decision was made to switch to a Tanfoglio design that made it to the US as a commercial import called the AT84S.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd and also podcasts at The Firearms Podcast. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • The Bloody Heartland

    Did you shoot the footage for this, the Colt, and the NAA on the same day or do you just not own any other clothes?

    • Wolfgar

      I never notice what clothes he was wearing, I was too busy drooling over the Swiss CZ. OOOOK!

      • The Bloody Heartland

        Working in an office with no wifi and poor cell phone reception gives one many opportunities to notice the more subtle details of YouTube clips.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Yep. I shot like 5 in the same day to prep for my son being born the next week.

      • Dougscamo

        Congratulations! Hope everyone is well….

        • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

          Thank you! Everyone is doing quite well, although a bit tired.

  • Bernardo Costa

    Great video, Patrick! I’m a sucker for CZs, specially the pre-B series, and it was a great bit of joy seeing both a video about the AT84, and that you could grab hold on such a neat (both on quality and oneness) piece of firearm history for yourself.
    Best regards, and keep up the good work!

  • micmac80

    The most interesting thing is how everyone and their dog in the western firearms bussines stole CZs design 1:1 not even bothering with minute changes, same companies(Tanfoglio , Armscor ,IMI , BUL ,Sphinx ,ITM ,Sarsılmaz ,EAA ,Spriengfield and list goes on) would probably sue everyones ass of if someone stole their designs.

  • SPQR9

    The AT84 is a nice CZ 75 clone, wish I’d had the sense to buy the last one in my hands.

  • The_Champ

    CZ master race!

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  • iksnilol

    Such heresy.

  • Marc

    ITM was the company of Czech gun designer Martin Tuma, who lived in Switzerland. The Swiss IPSC champion Armin Landolt liked the ITM pistols so he bought the design when ITM went out of business, he called his new company Sphinx.

    • It is my understanding that once the relationship between ITM and Tanfoglio soured in 1988, ITM turned to Sphinxwerke Müller AG. (J.M. Ramos suggests that some AT88 parts were made by Sphinxwerke’s UK division, Muller & Co. Ltd.)

      Sphinxwerke bought an interest in ITM sometime around 1989. Tuma’s AT380 pistol patents (US #4,986,163, #5,000,075 and #5,216,195) were assigned to both ITM and Sphinxwerke. It looks like they acquired sole assignment of Tuma and ITM’s various pistol patents between 1995 and 1997. Actual production was handled by Sphinx Engineering SA. When Sphinx Engineering SA was dissolved in 1997, Armin Landolt entered the picture, resulting in Sphinx Systems.

  • It is my understanding that the earliest AT84 were made with CZ-produced components. It was when their relationship with CZ fell through that ITM turned to Tanfoglio.

  • mazkact

    A design so perfect even Turkish manufacturers cannot screw it up. I once thought the 1911 was perfect until I shot my first CZ 75. I have Tafoglios,a Tanfoglio Bullseye and even an Armalite . The Armalite AR 24/15 is my favorite handgun, it is as if a Pre B CZ 75 and a Sig 210 had a baby.

  • No one

    Clone or not, the CZ-75 platform and it’s descendants and variants are still the king of the hammer fired double stacks.