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 Post subject: Century U-Fix-Em's
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:53 am 
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Does anyone know....or have heard anything about Century's, Czech Brno K98K in 7.62 x 51, in their U-Fix-Em category?

I called this morning, but the saleman in Florida knows less than I do about these, or the actual stock that's sitting in the Vermont warehouse. I went ahead and ordered a couple, but now I'm getting nervous wondering about what I just did.
I know the Czech's didn't make any in 7.62 nato, and the only Czech Brno's in 7.62 that I've ever seen were Israeli conversions.

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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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I'm not seeing them anywhere, are they sold already?

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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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Masamunect wrote:
I'm not seeing them anywhere, are they sold already?


Don't know......may want to call. When I spoke to Josh this morning, they said they only had a couple of dozen.......so I jumped without thinking too hard. I originally called to try to get some info on them.

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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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I've had very good luck with Century U-fix. I had a hard time not ordering last night,
I'm glad to hear they're sold out. It will save me some money! You'll be happy


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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Have you recieved these yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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Red84GT wrote:
Have you recieved these yet?


Nope. You never know with Century......could be 2 - 12 weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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I own a Brno K98 in 7.62x51 with the rampant lion crest.
It's a Israeli contract Mauser and looks very nice in excellent condition but it does not feed very smooth.
Not sure what the problem is but it takes a lot of force to make the round chamber. It seems the round hits the feed ramp but then hits the edge of the chamber and binds up at an odd angle. :x


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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Sabre: Your problem sounds similar to one I once solved--in a vz24--by replacing the follower spring.

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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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I have had great luck with my Ufixems. Granted, I like to repair cracked stocks and to clean rusty rifles. LOL. If that isn't your thing, then you might be disappointed.

Please post some pictures when you get them.


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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The rifles have arrived! They are confirmed Israeli conversions. Actually, 2 out of 3 are better than expected for Poor/Incomplete U-fix-em's. They are project guns, but all 3 have complete bolts.
One has an exploded barrel.....split at the muzzle. Other 2 have decent, though dirty as hell bores. I am confident that I can get two pretty nice rifles out of the 3.
They appear to be the old leftover guns from Central America. Plenty of stains and rust, including some ugly pitting under the woodline. One missing (demolished) handguard, arsenal repairs on all 3, and slight cracks in the usual places.
On the plus side, I received 2 intact Rampant Lion Crests and the other is an SWP45.
All and all, I'm happy and now have more projects to work on.

Attachment function (for pics) is down temporarily. It's a pita, but if I get a chance, I'll upload some pics to photobucket or something.

Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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Here are some pics.......not the best, but..

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Not too bad. :thumb: Below wood line condition of receiver and barrel is better then I would expect. Many fascinating features. I like the three different bolt handle styles. Interesting mix of milled and stamped parts. :think: Please keep us advised about how the bores look ,after cleaning. What is you plan for the damaged barrel?


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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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This is too cool. What history. What fun you'll have this winter. They are so dirty they are beautiful. My mom wouldn't let them in the house if she saw them. Lol.
Look forward to your progress reports.

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 Post subject: Re: Century U-Fix-Em's
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I'm debating on what to do with the busted barrel. The bore before the split looks decent. Maybe cut the front inch off, re-crown and put a new sight base on...........or, since they are a few missing parts - combined. Maybe use it as a donor piece, then sell what's left as a project for someone else. I have seen the 308 barrels on GB for $100, but then you're looking at money into a gun with pitted metal.....then again, I do have grinders, blast cabinet, & park tanks. The options are limitless.
All and all, I am happy to add these to my Czech collection. Finally have an intact Rampant Lion Crest!

Matt


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