Tell me about a Century Arms C93

SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior MemberPosts: 5,458 Senior Member
Because I am looking at one now.... $550 price range. How hard is the aftermarket world on these? How hard is it to scope, and change stocks? Ideas?
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Because I am looking at one now.... $550 price range. How hard is the aftermarket world on these? How hard is it to scope, and change stocks? Ideas?

    I don't know but the article I read said they are an HK for all intents and purposes for a $600 price range. Sounds like a deal to me, but then I'm on occasion guilty of enabling.
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Because I am looking at one now.... $550 price range. How hard is the aftermarket world on these? How hard is it to scope, and change stocks? Ideas?

    Since I'm not yet into ARs-Aks or any of these I don't look around at these much. I sometimes feel guilty of enabling when I make recommendations on here, but this time YOU are the enabler. When I saw this, not knowing much about it, I did a search or two and now you got me wanting one. This rifle sounds fantastic! Who needs an AR when you can have an H&K clone? And for a little less?:cool2:

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/06/14/century-arms-c93-hk-93-rifle-review/

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that it comes with a bayonet and not one but Two steel 40 round mags? If this thing's worth a nickle I think I'm in love !!!

    But since I am up to my neck in ignorance on this type firearm, I'm going to be doing some research and watching this thread closely.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,555 Senior Member
    From what I've read, things with "Century Arms" on them can be... iffy. The bolt action rifles or fine, but stuff they've made from parts kits is subject to so-so quality control. I wouldn't buy one unless I really knew what I was looking at.

    I believe the mags are design-specific and pricey (about $20 each) and the design might be hard on brass, like the larger 7.62 HK 91 is.
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Decisions decisions....
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,555 Senior Member
    I also think that in order to mount a scope or red dot you have to use a special claw mount.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,548 Senior Member
    I also think that in order to mount a scope or red dot you have to use a special claw mount.

    This is true, actually there are a couple of mounts available, but the old STANAG mount is the most stable...
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    I also think that in order to mount a scope or red dot you have to use a special claw mount.


    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/06/14/century-arms-c93-hk-93-rifle-review/

    No the article I read says there's a Picatinny rail for it that's much cheaper than the claw.
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  • Wheelsman56Wheelsman56 Member Posts: 225 Member
    I believe that Beartracker has one and enjoys it.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,548 Senior Member
    The Picatinny rail mount is still a "clamp on"....had one on my G3....not impressed..."cheaper" doesn't necessarily equate to" better"
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,555 Senior Member
    snake284-1 wrote: »
    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/06/14/century-arms-c93-hk-93-rifle-review/

    No the article I read says there's a Picatinny rail for it that's much cheaper than the claw.

    The rail is held on with the same style claw mounts. They don't use the same clamping mechanism, but it's still a claw hold.

    http://www.robertrtg.com/hklowprofilescopemount.html

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    Not unless, that is, you get the $75 rail from HK Parts and weld it on.

    http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Picatinny-Rail-For-HK-Receivers-On-sale-169p1446.htm
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Funny, I looked at the weld on rail earlier. Couldn't help but think of my old buz box out in the garage :tooth:
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,555 Senior Member
    Yeah, but at $75 for a weld-on chunk of rail....
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Don't HK use the fluted chamber....or it that just FN-FAL/CTEME?
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,555 Senior Member
    I think they do. I picked up some brass once at the range that had a bunch of longitudinal stripes like it came out of a fluted chamber.

    BTW, CETMEs what the HKs were derived from. FN-FAL's a whole 'nother animal.
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Pardon my ignorance Bream....I quit paying attention to those rifles after awhile due to that fluted chamber thing. I like lamp now. :tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I think they do. I picked up some brass once at the range that had a bunch of longitudinal stripes like it came out of a fluted chamber.

    BTW, CETMEs what the HKs were derived from. FN-FAL's a whole 'nother animal.

    Didn't we have a whole thread on this not to long ago?
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Yeah so what....shaddup an keep posting!:tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,555 Senior Member
    Didn't we have a whole thread on this not to long ago?
    Probably. Cool thing about this forum: we don't tell folks "we covered that, search the archives."
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    They destroy brass. If you can find it after it launches it.
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  • rallykidrallykid Senior Member Posts: 657 Senior Member
    I haven't heard anything bad about the recent ones but I I is the early C93's they were doing were less than stellar. Make sure if you get one it is a recent import. The first few batches were known for various problems.
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