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zaitsev44 02-05-2013 01:42 PM

Century Arms
 
Has anyone dealt with them? I'm most likely gonna get a incomplete Type 56 SKS from them soon and was wondering if anyone has had any problems with Century or the incomplete SKS.

zaitsev44 02-05-2013 01:45 PM

I've been emailing one of their sales reps and he was really nice and he didn't have a problem with me asking how much they were even though I don't have a FFL. Their FAQ page said they won't give out prices to non-FFL or C&R. His name was Josh, real good and informative.

dragunovsks 02-09-2013 01:02 PM

Ive never dealt with thier customer service dept but I do have a Century Arms AR-15A2 which I bought at a LGS for 600. Its been a pretty good rifle, never jammed ir had any other issues. Hope this helps.

robocop10mm 02-10-2013 12:12 AM

Century got a well earned reputation over the last 10-15 yrs for employing monkeys to assemble guns. Their CETME rifles were a travesty. They apparently had ZERO understanding of how a roller locked rifle works. AR's are easy by comparison. AK's are a piece of cake. If a Pakistani villager can make one from scratch in a hut, a monkey with actual electricity should be able to do it. The SKS's could be the ones they had no desire or intelligence to make work.

zaitsev44 02-10-2013 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Century got a well earned reputation over the last 10-15 yrs for employing monkeys to assemble guns. Their CETME rifles were a travesty. They apparently had ZERO understanding of how a roller locked rifle works. AR's are easy by comparison. AK's are a piece of cake. If a Pakistani villager can make one from scratch in a hut, a monkey with actual electricity should be able to do it. The SKS's could be the ones they had no desire or intelligence to make work.

Is that a good or bad thing for me? But I like my rifles worn and battle weary

robocop10mm 02-10-2013 02:11 AM

The SKS's are an unknown. I have not known anyone who got one of the "incomplete" rifles. If Norinco in origin, drop me a PM, I have some parts

zaitsev44 02-10-2013 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm
The SKS's are an unknown. I have not known anyone who got one of the "incomplete" rifles. If Norinco in origin, drop me a PM, I have some parts

Ok I will, it's a Chinese Type 56.

robocop10mm 02-10-2013 04:52 AM

Chinese type 56 is a surplus SKS. The Norinco is NOT a type 56. The Norinco SKS is a purpose built commercial replica made for the export market.

zaitsev44 02-10-2013 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Chinese type 56 is a surplus SKS. The Norinco is NOT a type 56. The Norinco SKS is a purpose built commercial replica made for the export market.

Can they take the same parts?

indy36 02-10-2013 08:17 AM

I bought a Galil Golani, used, from my LGS...against my better judgement. The forums were loaded with bad PR on them but I threw caution to the wind. That was a bad decision. First time at the range a case didn't eject and was stuck in the barrel. I made it 19 shots in the first mag before it was jacked up. I hit the forums again, searching to find possible causes and solutions. Century was no help. They didn't want any part of helping me or fixing the gun since I wasn't the original owner. When I cited the many forum issues like mine they hung up on me. I found a 'Galil expert' online in Tennessee. Everyone spoke highly of him, everyone. I sent the gun to him. He called me and said it was not worth fixing and was unsafe. The headspace was way wrong and the receiver was not close to the proper Rockwell tolerance. I ended up parting the gun out and walked away with a bad taste in my mouth for anything Century. I will NEVER own a gun assembled by them again, ever!


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