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    Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    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?

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...-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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    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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    Decisions decisions....
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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    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/2...-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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    I believe that Beartracker has one and enjoys it.

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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by snake284-1 View Post
    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...-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



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

    http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Picat...e-169p1446.htm
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    Funny, I looked at the weld on rail earlier. Couldn't help but think of my old buz box out in the garage
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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Yeah, but at $75 for a weld-on chunk of rail....
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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Don't HK use the fluted chamber....or it that just FN-FAL/CTEME?

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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Pardon my ignorance Bream....I quit paying attention to those rifles after awhile due to that fluted chamber thing. I like lamp now.

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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Yeah so what....shaddup an keep posting!

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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorbacker View Post
    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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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    They destroy brass. If you can find it after it launches it.
    That don't confront me, as long as I get my money by next Friday.

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    Re: Tell me about a Century Arms C93

    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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