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Old 07-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #11
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I am in the market for an AK and came across Century Arms, any recommendations, comments, or reviews about them would be helpful. I checked out cheaper than dirt and found them on there, still not sure of another brand to go with, cuz I am just getting into the whole AK idea... Suggestions???
I purchased an Ak 47 WASR 10 from Century Arms 2 weeks ago because it was around the price range I wanted 400-500. I am happy overall with my purchase. The stock might be a little bit dirty, but you can clean it pretty easy or you can refinish the wood. Very east to do and it will make you gun look 10X better. Also I have had no problems shooting it. I have put over 400 rounds and no mis-fire yet using the mags that came with it and a couple TAPCO mags. I am also using ****ty steel casing TulAmmo. If you do get AK I would suggest getting rid of the "Sheppards hook" and buying a "tapco retaining plate." Also buy the "recoil buffer." Cheap upgrades. I also purchased a replacement butt-pad that added 1" of pad because the steel one that came with it was kinda crappy. I have read that Century arms is hit and miss, but mine was a def hit.

4/5 stars because the gun was pretty dirty, but that is to be expected I guess.

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:21 AM   #12
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I'm happy for those who have very good results with Century, but many did not.
You might want to read the description of a Polish Tantal AK-74 bought from Century by "Sturmgewehre" months ago. He might still be found on Google.

Century was quite aware that many of the barrels had bores for the 5.56, not the smaller 5.45. The bullets 'keyholed' at 100 yards.
"Sturmgewehre"s comments made me quite glad that my resolve to avoid their often very troublesome CETMEs also will keep me from ever considering a Century semi-auto rifle, no matter what type or caliber.
Why gamble with my money?

In the starkest contrast to the serious issues with a large number of Century semi-auto guns, my decision to buy an M-1 Garand from the CMP was the best gun decision I ever made.

Did you guys know that Century's customer warranty-so to speak-begins when a gun is shipped from their location. Some of the warranty period will run out as it sits in a store, waiting for an unwary customer....
Somehow, US Consumer Protection laws allow this, unless their policy has changed.

What honest business with high-quality, reliable products would choose/need to operate this way? Good luck.

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My suggestion, dont buy one unless you can handle it yourself.
I agree with Laufer as well. Unless you know what you're getting into, the money you save on these Century rifles is burned up in the little repairs you have to make to bring them up to proper standards. Unless you're a gambler, spend a few extra bucks and get a properly built - and warrantied - weapon you can shoot and be proud of straight out of the box!
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I really appreciate it. I've swayed my decision to pass on the AK altogether and will be getting a Stag Arms AR-15 instead.

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Thanks for the feedback guys, I really appreciate it. I've swayed my decision to pass on the AK altogether and will be getting a Stag Arms AR-15 instead.
Good man, stay away from those rusty Russian can openers.......
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Good man, stay away from those rusty Russian can openers.......
I have a few of the "Russian" can openers, They've got about a 5,000-7,000 headstart on the round count and 7 years of carry time on my AR-15s. They will still be opening cans long after my ARs have been buried.
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I decided to go with a Saiga 223

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