U-Fix-Em

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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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.
     
  2. ndfi78

    ndfi78 New Member

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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.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The question to ask is, can you get those screws or a new handguard?
     
  4. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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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.
     
  5. mountainman13

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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.
     
  6. blitzen25cat

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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
     
  7. zaitsev44

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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.
     
  8. mountainman13

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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.
     
  9. zaitsev44

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    I love doing that kind of stuff. I'm gonna order one if my current deal doesn't work out.
     
  10. sofatater

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    $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.
     
  11. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    They charge $10. I don't know what shipping would be yet.
     
  12. Dr. Marneaus

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    I'm not sure i see how you order them?

    Do you have to be a dealer with Century? Does a C&R count as a dealer?
     
  13. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure a C&R holder can order from them.
     
  14. sofatater

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    Yes. C&R holders can order from Century. But, first you have to set up an account. Just follow the instructions on their website for submitting your C&R, wait a couple of days and call the number listed and tell them you'd like to check the status of your account. They'll hook you up.