is this HK91 clone worth it?


November 20, 2008, 04:35 PM
It's a century import:uhoh:.

The guy wants $700 for it, and it comes with a few extra mags and a scope mount. I haven't seen it in person yet, only talked to him on the phone, but he says it's in good shape and shoots good.

Due to their reputation, I'm pretty leery about anything from century, but I figured I would ask here before I put anymore thought into another gun I don't really need.

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November 20, 2008, 04:41 PM
hard to say i've herd people talk good and talk bad about century

November 20, 2008, 04:47 PM
I have a Century and I really like it. However, I spent just over $400 new for it. I agree with the above post, if I was going to spend $700, I'd spring a little more and get the PTR91.

November 20, 2008, 04:47 PM
Sounds like you would like to be talked out of buying it.
I've never heard a positive thing about Century, in general, but yet I have no first hand experience to offer you. I've heard they have major QC problems.

Ohio Gun Guy
November 20, 2008, 04:49 PM
There are a lot of other nice guns available for 700.00 if you arnt sure, I wouldn't spend that much with out being sure.

November 20, 2008, 05:05 PM
It's a century import I'd look very carefully and make sure it's not a Century parts gun.

To my knowledge, Century never imported complete G3/HK91 clones, but they sure shoveled out plenty of scattershot built kit rifles.

November 20, 2008, 05:07 PM
USAnumberONE has the right idea - pony up a few hundred more for a PTR91 and you'll be much happier. I like the design and I've got a few HK91 clones and variants (HK51 built from a factory German HK91, Vector V-51, several different flavors of PTR91s, SAR-8, SAR-8/3 overstamp guns, SW-3). $700 for the kind of stuff I've seen from Century is just too much. You can do far better, get a much higher quality piece, and far more 'bang for your buck' (excuse the pun) if you spend a bit more.

November 20, 2008, 05:09 PM
nalioth is correct, it'll be a parts gun. Centuries HK clones and Cetmes *can* have potentially dangerous excessive bolt gap/headspace issues, improperly fit cocking tubes causing extremely hard charging; poor mag wells; and/or generally out of spec welds on the trunnion, sights, grip housing shelf, etc.

I'd spring the extra $200 to $300 and buy a used PTR91 hands down.

Evil Monkey
November 20, 2008, 05:42 PM
If you think about putting up more cash to buy a PTR91, you might as well look at FAL's and DPMS 308's instead.

For the money, in my opinion, the G3 copies are the most inferior 7.62x51mm locally produced battle rifles.

November 20, 2008, 05:45 PM
$700 is too much anyway, J&G sales sells them for $529 new, if it's a CETME which I'm pretty sure it is. I've got one and mine runs great, do a search for CETME on here though and you'll come up with plenty of examples of ground bolt heads, and guns that just plain don't work, I agree with everyone else spend a few extra benjamins and get the PTR-91 if anything

November 20, 2008, 06:47 PM
That's all I needed to hear.

I'd actually prefer a dpms anyway, but it's been for sale for awhile now (which is saying something right there), so I figured I'd ask just in case it was a decent deal.

November 20, 2008, 08:06 PM
For $400 it might be worth taking a flyer on. Like Maelstrom I have one that's a beaut, and if you get a good one they are as good as any PTR at less than half the price. The cheap is the risk of getting a bad one. Don't take the risk for 7 bills.


November 20, 2008, 09:32 PM
Depends what kind of scope comes with what is most likely a cetme. If a cheap POS, then no, if something like a Leupold VX3 then maybe yes.

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