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cetme parts kit

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Brockak47, May 30, 2011.

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  1. Brockak47

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    http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=7738076

    Help me understand how parts kit work, i have read internet but not fully understanding parts kits in general regards to building complete working rifle from them.

    I don't know much of anything about parts kits if I were to buy a kit like this would i also need to buy a receiver and then assemble it all?
    if so would i need any special tools besides screw drivers and hammers lol
    :D

    thanks

    oh and does it ship directly to my place of residence or through an FFL?
     
  2. isc

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    parts kits have the rifle parts needed ti build a gun, minus a few controlled parts.

    Those controlled parts which aren't included are a reciever (always) full auto parts (usually) and a barrel (they haven't been imported in years, the kit in your link had an aftermarket barrel included.

    HK91/CETME rifles require the builder to weld the parts back together. The kit in the link would also require a hydraulic press to assemble the parts on the barrel.

    After the parts are welded to the reciever you would have to reassemble the rest of the rifle using enough parts to make it 922r compliant.

    everything but the reciever would ship to your house, the reciever would ave to go through an FFL holder

    It sounds like it would be beyond your skills.
     
  3. Brockak47

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    yah sounds way beyond what i have. Thanks for everything i needed to know
    I will stick to buying complete guns i think
     
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    The key to buying a CIA CETME is to find a stocking dealer and checking the bolt and the bolt gap before buying. As long as the bolt has not been ground excessively and the bolt gap is ok you will seldom have any problems with the rifle negating the short warranty period. My CETME had both of those problems when I traded into it but I used that to drive the price down. I ended up with about 30 in trade in the rifle, a new bolt cost me 65 bucks and a set of rollers another $6. My CETME now has an new bolt and gaps at .013 and runs perfectly, even adding in a set of green HK furniture my total cost was still under $400.

    The price for the kit is a pretty good price and there are smiths who are very good at building the kit guns up with a new receiver. However by the time you buy the kit, the receiver, and pay the gunsmith for his work you would probably be approaching the cost of a PTR91. I am a HK school trained armorer but without the proper tools I wouldn't want to do this build myself.

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  6. Kwanger

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    100% this. These rifles are several orders of magnitude in difficulty over putting together an AR, say (which is effectively akin to an erector set for big kids). With a Cetme or G3 kit, as mentioned above, there is the barrel pressing to be done (and precisely as to achieve the correct gap), then welding and even possibly bending a receiver flat. If you'd like to learn more, a good place to learn it is http://www.militaryfirearm.com/Forum/forumdisplay.php?23-Cetme-HK

    - on the other hand, as someone above has already mentioned, if you are prepared to do some minor tinkering and troubleshooting yourself, you can do a lot worse than picking up a Century Cetme for cheap - but if you do, go into it with the mindset that it may require some (user do-able) attention. If someone has no mechanical inclination whatsoever, that person would be better off with a PTR-91, which should be a great out of the box shooter.
     
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    I'm not going to lie and say it's easy to build one from a parts kit... but it's not impossible either :)

    Started out with a CETME kit, but is a mixture of pretty much every variant based on this particular rifle...

    Receiver is an 80& flat back when ORF was in business and selling them. I have more kits and receivers, so this won't be my last build...


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  8. Kwanger

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    Nice job and pics animator! :)
     
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    Thanks.


    Built it a few years ago, and took those pics a few weeks ago. It's had a handful of rounds through it, but doesn't have much of a life outside the safe...


    Maybe one of these days I'll actually "finish" it :)
     
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    You can buy a PTR 91 receiver that is ready to build on from HK Parts for $200 or you can get on a back order list for a flat from RTG International for $80 plus you will need a weld kit for $40. RTG is a great source for CETME parts such as a brand new stripped bolt for 45 bucks if yours has been ground on and a paddle mag release for $12. Their spare parts kits are reasonably priced as well.

    Given what you can buy magazines for right now the PTR is a better buy than many realize. 20 steel HK mags can be bought for 40 bucks versus $300 for 20 FAL mags or $700+ for 20 M1A magazines.
     
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