Century Arms AR-15?


November 25, 2006, 05:35 PM
Any info appreciated.

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November 25, 2006, 05:37 PM
They sell one?

November 25, 2006, 05:40 PM
Someone offered me one in trade. I haven't seen it as they are in another state.

November 25, 2006, 11:08 PM

When did the drunken monkeys start making AR-15s?

I have one century firearm, and even though it works well, the craftsmanship sucks big time, and I sure wouldn't gamble like that again.

I mean, the magazines that came with it didn't even fit from day one. :scrutiny:


November 26, 2006, 02:10 AM
They make an AngrybeaveR-15 now?

November 26, 2006, 11:09 AM
Century offered stripped lowers a few years ago. They were made by someone like CMT, and they are nice recievers. It is probably a kit build rifle. I would ask the owner for more info. As long as the lower is not a Hesse, then you are probably good to go.

November 26, 2006, 11:22 AM
Hesse or Vulcan. Gah. Had a Century CETME once, never again will I buy anything the drunken monkeys slapped together.

November 26, 2006, 12:16 PM
I vaguely remember reading an article awhile back that reviewed a Century-made AR15. Evidently Century was buying up surplused M16's from other countries, destroying the receivers, and using the uppers and other parts to build kind of a budget-conscious AR.

I think it might have been in S.W.A.T. Magazine.

November 26, 2006, 12:55 PM
I recall seeing adds for them in SGN several years ago. They were in the A1 configuration if I recall correctly. As with any Century build, use caution.


November 26, 2006, 01:54 PM
just remember the "wizards" in the past were gringing bolts to correct head space on the cetme rifles.
no way would I buy anything from those crap peddlers:fire:

November 26, 2006, 10:30 PM
My first AR build was from a Century kit. It was an M16A2 kit complete with all the 3 round burst stuff. Paid $195 :what: for the kit. Used a DPMS lower and new trigger group to complete my first build. Wish I had bought more of those kits back then (about 5 years ago).:banghead:

November 26, 2006, 11:13 PM
I believe you folks are wrong about Century using drunken monkeys to
assemble their guns. They actually use blind monkeys-being drunk is an optional
condition of the monkey's employment.

November 26, 2006, 11:43 PM
drunken monkeys

Please call them by the right name ANGRY BEAVERS.

Drunken Monkeys belongs to Hesse Arms. Please be careful of copy write infringements.

November 27, 2006, 01:29 AM
Good thing I didn't read this thread, and learn about Century guns and their horrible reputation before buying 2 L1A1's from them, both of which run like a top. I would have missed out on two FAL guns that put together cost $800.00, and go bang every time.


I'll stay out of Hi-Point threads too, so I don't learn about how bad my flawless 9mm carbine is while I'm at it. I'd hate to think it might not be as good as it's been leading me to believe.

Gosh, the interweb sure teaches you alot.

November 27, 2006, 09:28 AM
Century C-15 Post ban rifles.
About 2000 were made in 1998.

Surplus M16A1 Parts assembled to forged and possibly cast receivers produced by Olympic Arms Inc.(both types of receivers may have been used for this build.)
Smith Enterprise compensators welded on in place of flash suppressors.
Bayonet lugs ground off.
Barrels are Colt, 1 in 12, chrome lined.
God only knows where they got the trigger parts used in the production.

The barrels and bolts stayed together during the addition of the compensators and the grinding of the lugs so if Colt did the headspace right then it is still right.
M16 bolt carriers were replaced with AR15 carriers by who we can only speculate since I have not personally handled and diassembled one of these rifles yet.

If Century didn't muck the muzzle chamfer when they welded the compensators in place, chances are these can be pretty decent general purpose rifles.
The other parts can be replaced for a moderate sum if they are questionable.
The information is provided by people who are paid to write this stuff down, thanks guys.HTH

November 27, 2006, 10:07 AM
They sold Century marked stripped receivers after 1998

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