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Century GALILs

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Texasred, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Texasred

    Texasred Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any updates on the recent quality of these rifles?
    I would like to purchase one as soon as possible.

    Are these the real deals?
  2. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Well-Known Member

    I like mine, only a few hundred rounds through it, but without any problems.

    It's "close" to the real deal--isreali parts on an ORF milled reciever.

    I've heard a couple of bad reports on akfiles or gunco--and of course century has had a lousy rep in the past. All I know for sure is I love mine.
  3. jlbraun

    jlbraun Well-Known Member

    I know that there is somebody - Atlantic Firearms maybe? - that is taking Saiga receivers and putting Galil parts on them. Those seem to be well received.

    (pardon the pun, har har)
  4. Texasred

    Texasred Well-Known Member

    hehe thats a good one!
  5. Texasred

    Texasred Well-Known Member

    So is this my only choice then????
    Nobody has one yet huh?
  6. GunTech

    GunTech Well-Known Member

  7. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 Well-Known Member


    Wow. I had to hold my sides when I was done laughing at that one. My friend said, "I don't get it," and I explained it to her, and she gave me this blank stare. Then she told me it wasn't that funny. That's okay, though -- she's not really a gun person.

    Now back to drinking beer and watching Spaceballs...
  8. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Well-Known Member

    Galils never used a stamped receiver, so I don't think that Saiga dress-up is a reasonable substitute (I'm sure it's a darn nice rifle).

    If you want a Galil or a reasonable clone, I see the choices as:
    Buy and IMI (ie, take out a mortage on the house)
    Buy a century
    Buy an Ohio Rapid Fire
    Buy a parts kit and an ORF reciever

    If you want a cool AK type of rifle and don't mind stamped, then the saiga dress up would be an okay choice--but at 999 retail and a Century galil at 850 at aimsurplus? Maybe I got luck, but I love my century galil.
  9. coltcollector

    coltcollector Member

    Bought a Century off the net. $800 + shipping + transfer fee. Wouldn't eject and jammed second round into face of receiver. $30.40 shipping back to Century. Changed bolt. Got it back, but haven't shot it yet. Not a beauty. Also got a Hesse Hagel off net $700 delivered + transfer fee. New parts, ARM gasblock, IMI barrel, looks like they switched out the handguard for AR. Shoots good. Which to keep and which to sell?
  10. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    I've sold 4 so far. We had one lose a pin out of the rear sight, but other than that, they've all been reliable and have shot good.
  11. Texasred

    Texasred Well-Known Member

    So what do the IMIs run for?
  12. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Well-Known Member

    Ck gunbroker, but I'd guess $3k..or more.

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