Need advise on Hakim


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nissantech
November 10, 2009, 02:41 PM
I have decided I want to get a Hakim. I have the regular ones and then the Century arms ones. Is the Century ones any good? I am only looking to have fun with it and also get a piece of history, but I am not just a collector I like to shoot. How hard is the recoil? How accurate are they? Thanks

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Robert
November 10, 2009, 02:57 PM
Never even seen one up close but having had a Century built firearm before, note the had part, I will never buy one again. Century is not known for their excellence in workmanship. Though if Century only imported the Hakim rifles and did not build them from parts then you should be ok. If Century built them from parts then run away.

Col. Plink
November 10, 2009, 04:43 PM
I will be very interested to follow this discussion as well! A Hakim or an FN 49 will be my next buy...

MJ
November 10, 2009, 04:57 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/6d0e0a42.jpg

Ian
November 10, 2009, 05:12 PM
Centruy didn't build Hakims, they just imported them.

nissantech
November 10, 2009, 05:15 PM
Those look very nice MJ. How do they shoot? What recommends would you have to someone that is about to buy one? What would you have done different?

Robert
November 10, 2009, 11:03 PM
Centruy didn't build Hakims, they just imported them.
That being the case, I would not worry about it then.

Gordon
November 10, 2009, 11:08 PM
That top rifle looks like a 6.5x55

TehK1w1
November 10, 2009, 11:40 PM
The top rifle in that pic is a Ljungman in 6.5x55swede.
A few comments about Hakims.
-fun to shoot. Negligible recoil, but very loud due to the muzzle break.
-action is rather complicated, and overly fond of eating thumbs.
The gas adjustment is often overlooked, and needs to be correctly adjusted or you can damage the rifle.
The are two parts that commonly break on these rifles. First is the rear sight adjustment, and the second is the extractor. If a Hakim jams on you, don't yank the bolt back-the extractor will break. Instead, use a cleaning rod to push the case out while gently pulling on the case deflector.
These rifles are not very common and a lot of work was put into them-I'm pretty sure the action screws were hand-cut and threaded, for example.

DO NOT fire turkish 8mm surplus in this or any other semi-auto rifle!!!
It's too hot and can and will blow up the gun.


EDIT: Oh, and most parts are impossible to come by (you can get replacement extractors-they're $40)
Things like stocks and handguards are simply not available unless you pull them off a complete rifle.

TehK1w1
November 10, 2009, 11:50 PM
I also seem to recall someone on gunboards.com scoping and accurizing a Hakim and getting 2" groups at 200yds with it...

Uncle Mike
November 10, 2009, 11:54 PM
Does anybody know were you can find one for sale....preferably dealer and not retail.

nissantech
November 11, 2009, 07:30 AM
If you had the chance to buy a Hakim or a FN49 what would you buy? Would you wait and buy the FN49 even though it is more? I know that the FN49 are very reliable, how reliable are the Hakim? Also do they make high capacity mags for the FN49 or just the Hakim? Would I have to be carful firing the Hakim rapid fire, to not brake something? I just dont want a rifle that I have to worry about every shoot and can not have fun shooting.

Col. Plink
December 23, 2009, 05:04 PM
There's an FN49 on texasgunbroker.com right now; there may be a Hakim here on THR still. Mags for the Hakim are scarce and like $75+, maybe a little less for modified MG-13 mags that use 8mm.

I have a Hakim I haven't shot yet...

lencac
December 23, 2009, 05:59 PM
I've had Hakims (2) they are notorious for having headspace concerns.

DO NOT fire turkish 8mm surplus in this or any other semi-auto rifle!!!
It's too hot and can and will blow up the gun.

Take that advice seriously. I speak from experience

FSJeeper
December 23, 2009, 07:13 PM
I bought one when they came into the market in the 90's. I believe I paid $119 for it. I probably put 1000 rounds of portugese 8mm surplus ammo through it. The rifle looked like new when I bought it and looked the same way when I sold it a few years ago for $400. The joke back then when selling them was "Never used, dropped once" because it is what the Egytians used in the 6 days war and they basically dropped the rifles and ran when confronted by Isreal. It was fun gun to shoot and had very little recoil. It was a very interesting rifle. I never had any kind of problem of any kind with it.

With milsurp ammo I got 3" groups at 100 yards.

I still have a spare magazine for it if anyone is interested in it.

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