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Old 07-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting a Type 53 U-Fix-Em from Century if my current Mosin deal doesn't go through. For $60 you can't go wrong. Plus I'm contemplating on getting a C&R license. What should I watch out for with the U-Fix-Ems? I've seen some that the only thing wrong with them is they're missing a few screws or even just a cracked hand guard.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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So I guess you have to have an FFL to order a U-Fix-Em online? Or am I missing something.

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The question to ask is, can you get those screws or a new handguard?

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The acquisition shouldn't be a problem, but the price might. There are plenty of sources for those parts: eBay, Liberty Tree Collectors, Buymilsurp, ect. But the price and/or shipping might ruin it. I've seen some that there wasn't anything wrong with at all.

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Sounds like you have a good handle on what you're looking at. If you find one in good shape or one you know you can fix, without breaking the bank, then go for it.

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As far as the C&R license is concerned...I've had one for about 12 years now and they really do come in handy. The cost is $30 for 3 years. I always carry one in my wallet as you never know when you may come upon a c&r eligible firearm. I have mine on file with companies that sell c&r guns plus the local gunshops and pawn shops in the area.Easy to get and avoids the 4473 forms when c&r eligible. Regards Dick

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Sounds like you have a good handle on what you're looking at. If you find one in good shape or one you know you can fix, without breaking the bank, then go for it.
Like I said. $60 for the rifle, plus shipping and FFL (which shouldn't be more than $30 altogether). Plus anywhere from $5 to $30 in parts. So I'm looking at $120 at the most unless its a complete piece of rusty, gouged crap.
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Like I said. $60 for the rifle, plus shipping and FFL (which shouldn't be more than $30 altogether). Plus anywhere from $5 to $30 in parts. So I'm looking at $120 at the most unless its a complete piece of rusty, gouged crap.
I payed more than that for my nagant and I ripped it apart and redid everything just for fun. I also payed $100 for an enfield that I never got to eject properly. If you enjoy doing the work it is worth it.
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I payed more than that for my nagant and I ripped it apart and redid everything just for fun. I also payed $100 for an enfield that I never got to eject properly. If you enjoy doing the work it is worth it.
I love doing that kind of stuff. I'm gonna order one if my current deal doesn't work out.
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Like I said. $60 for the rifle, plus shipping and FFL (which shouldn't be more than $30 altogether). Plus anywhere from $5 to $30 in parts. So I'm looking at $120 at the most unless its a complete piece of rusty, gouged crap.
$120 is what I paid total including shipping for a type 53 from Bud's gun shop for one that was ready to shoot after cleanup. No fixin' needed. I have a C&R though. You really should get the C&R. ( I bought it from Bud's before I had my account set up with Century) I don't know what your local FFL charges for a transfer. In my area they get between $35 and $75 dollars.
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