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Old 03-04-2014, 07:15 AM   #1
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So far this looks like it Will be my next purchase. read quite a few reviews as well as watch quite a few review videos on YouTube. I haven't heard anything negative yet.


Edit I've also looked at reviews for all the pistol versions of that gun to see if any of those have problems as well

Anyways anyone have one pros cons? Pictures are appreciated



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Old 03-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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I have the pistol version and love it. I have spoken about this gun in a recent post in this forum (low end/high end). It is all American made, CNC machined solid block receiver, Tapco 2 stage trigger, adjustable rear sight and more. I have not had a single failure of any kind, including about 200 rounds right out of the box, and many since.

Century had some issues with canted sights and a couple other things a while back (5 yrs??) that were related to imported parts. This gun is built here with American parts, and Century has fixed their old issues. As you mentioned, multiple reviews have been very positive.

I'm happy to post pics. Give me an hour......

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Here are a few pics.........

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Having trouble deciding between these two. what it will come down to is when I drive up to Prescott to see the quality of each one

http://www.jgsales.com/cai-centurion-39-ak-style-rifle,-7.62x39,-milled-receiver,-blonde-wood-stock,-usa-mfg,-new.-p-67157.html

http://www.jgsales.com/yugo-m70ab2-ak-style-rifle,-7.62x39,-with-underfolder-stock,-grenade-sight.-p-1388.html


i'm concerned about The sites not being standard ak and I can't find any folding stocks online for the century 39 anyways both guns around $660 including tax


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I do a lot and a lot of research before I buy a gun

aftermarket parts availability

obviously lots of YouTube reviews

go on quite a few different forms and read the reviews

and of course the reviews on the websites that sell them

I also don't like how it doesn't have a cleaning rod or a bayonet lug or cleaning kit in the stock

And seriously they should've put that thing on the side of the AK that allows you to put a scope or red dot on without having wobble of dustcover or gas piston tube




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I do a lot and a lot of research before I buy a gun

aftermarket parts availability

obviously lots of YouTube reviews

go on quite a few different forms and read the reviews

and of course the reviews on the websites that sell them

I also don't like how it doesn't have a cleaning rod or a bayonet lug or cleaning kit in the stock

And seriously they should've put that thing on the side of the AK that allows you to put a scope or red dot on without having wobble of dustcover or gas piston tube




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Good luck with your search. Let me address a couple of your concerns.

There are 4 pic rails. The top is attached to the gas tube as you mentioned. But there is VERY little play. The other 3 are mounted to the hand guard with no play whatsoever. So you can mount whatever you want, wherever you want.

You may see in the reviews that this gun gets praise for its departure from traditional AR sights. The back is adjustable for windage and elevation, with no need to mess with the front. This, IMO, is an improvement.

Again, good luck and let me know if you have any questions on the C39.
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I bought one several weeks ago. Mine did not come with Tapco magazines. It came with steel magazines. Had numerous FTFs but once I ditched the steel magazines and bought Tapco magazines it has functioned perfectly. It was very accurate right out of the box. I like mine.



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Mine came with a couple 30 rnd tapco's. In the beginning I found it helpful to buy 10 rnd tapco to sight the gun in, cause the 30's were long and got in the way.

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I bought one several weeks ago. Mine did not come with Tapco magazines. It came with steel magazines. Had numerous FTFs but once I ditched the steel magazines and bought Tapco magazines it has functioned perfectly. It was very accurate right out of the box. I like mine.



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When you get the gun broken in after couple hundred rounds try the steel mag again and let me know what happens please

Also where did you buy it because I haven't found any place that sells them was steel mags


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I bought mine at a place called Patriot Outdoors in Clovis, New Mexico. Brian Finan was the guy that helped me. I'll let you know how things go.



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