please help me

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by cakesterkiller, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    i just picked up an old century arms CETME rifle that's seen better days and I know nothing about it. I've been looking for an entry .308 for a while now and this seemed like to good a deal to pass on... i traded an old 870 for it straight across... if anybody knows where I can find the most parts in one place that would help alot im looking for stocks and rebuild kits for the most part also any optics options. i also heard from the guy i got it from that parts from H&K 91 & G3 rifles are interchangeable is this true?
     

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  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I can offer no help. But I like your new rifle!!
     

  3. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Sorry, no valuable input for you. Good looking rifle, may I ask what you picked it up for? I would love a rifle tac build project like this as well for an entry level 308.

    Keep us updated as you clean it up and add extras!
     
  4. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    i traded an old Remington 870 for it straight across
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Only thing i know about em is they are heavy and there is inch and metric lower recievers and the inch and metric mags arent interchangeable tween the two. Spare parts are also specific to the recievers in regards to pattern for some parts. So if you find spares make sure they fit your gun.

    As to how to tell the diff i have no idea. The main reason i never got a fal is because of that inch/metric thing
     
  6. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    this gun isn't anything like an FAL from what I can tell looks more like H&K than anything else... and its really light not much more than my AR
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    HK91 clone I believe. They are pretty similar to the FNFAL, but it's mostly in general appearance IIRC.
     
  8. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    do you know if the parts are interchangeable with the 91?
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I really don't know if there is a single part that is interchangeable. Maybe the butt stock and pistol grip? Maybe the mags? That's way beyond my knowledge of the platform.

    They do LOOK very similar, but there are obvious differences. The two are about as similar in appearance as the Rem 700 is to the model 70. Actually, they look less similar than those two.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Actually, the HK91 vis a clone of the CETME.

    Write to the NRA "dope Bag" section for parts and other info.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    So the CETME came first? Interesting.
     
  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The CETME was a pre-WW2 Spanish design, copied by the Germans. The roller system was an attempt to do away with gas opration.