View Full Version : My new century is it Brit??
April 08, 2008, 22:19
Friend of mine found this rifle for me (bought it and sold it to me for what he gave at the gun shop 430. )and i was just wondering if it's a brit kit?
The numbers i found compared to what i've read made me think it is. But i'm pretty uneducated in these matters.
I plan to convert it to pistol grip config and have parts on order from gunthings.
I guess i need to get a butstock tool and may need more parts from what i've gathere searching and reading.... Not positive what all i need to make the conversion.
Anyway on with the pics
April 08, 2008, 22:22
Thumb-hole inch. Best of the CAI's. Good buy.
April 08, 2008, 23:29
You made out like a Bandit, you could probably sell it for $70-$100 more in a few minutes on this board.
April 08, 2008, 23:43
Oh i know i done good.....
The guy(one of my best friends) who bought it for me has several he has bought for the same money or close from this gun shop (they just don't think much of them).
He knew i was wanting another FAL so when he bought it he called me and asked me if i wanted it....... He test fired it for me already and said it functions fine even with metric mags.
I'm going to bribe my woodworking buddy into making me some furniture for it eventually but i ordered some cai furniture to get me buy in the meantime.
Naturally i'm not going to be able to wait..... i got everything ready to take it shooting after work tomorow :D
April 09, 2008, 09:17
Good find on that L1A1. The Imbels are good receivers.
Here are a couple links that may save you a few questions.
Which Parts to Replace (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=224900)
Grip Stud Solution (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=205167)
There is tons of information around if you search a bit in the Gunsmithing and Reference and Data Forums here on the FALFiles.
April 09, 2008, 17:14
I wasn't disapointed today went to shoot it at lunch cause i knew the rain was coming in before i got off........
She runs like a sewing machine :love:
Her name is Susan
April 09, 2008, 22:14
Looks like an Australian lower, and British bolt carrier.
April 10, 2008, 00:09
If it has a B in the serial its a british. I paid the same as you for one in December 07 Stripped it and used the very valuable Imbel receiver on an argentine build Sold the parts kit for $480 on Gunbroker. Anything you do with it will be a positive. It's a sleeper! Most mitske them for the usual Century Junk. I will say, I have a Century CETME and a Yugo M70B1 underfolder from Century. Both recent builds. I have to say they are both great exceptions to what I have heard and seen about Centuries products. "Some are unbelieveable garbage." Tight true and well built. The welds on the CETME were better than most Hks I have seen and it shoots like a dream. Same for the Yugo. I will say they both came coated in grit and grime from their build process. But once stripped and cleaned they are perfect!. I have had that problem with Enterprise also. They are weak at best.
NZ L1A1 Collector
April 10, 2008, 05:00
Rifle Serial No.: AD6322327 (number on the lower)
Assembled in: 1963
Sold to: New Zealand
Rifle Batch: AD6322120 - AD6322449
Cocking Handle is British, made by Enfield in 1958
Breech Block Carrier (UB A33203) made by BSA.
The Gas Block has the number 1 stamped on it meaning the gas port has been opened up to stage 1.
April 10, 2008, 07:00
NZ L1A1 Collector
Thats just cool.
Thank you sir for your time and sharing your knowledge :bow:
I was curious because i wanted to know what style of wood to have my carpenter/ wood working friend patern the wood from.....
I read that thread and saw the pics of your build very nice to say the least.
April 10, 2008, 13:56
Thank you sir! :shades:
April 13, 2008, 19:49
I bought a CAI L1A1 made with an Aussie lower and Imbel upper about seven years ago for $395, which I thought was a bit much at the time since they were selling for less most places. When I finally got around to trying to shoot it I discovered that the barrel had a bulge in it several inches from the muzzle. Wound up sending it to CA for rebarreling at another $200. By that time I figured I had a lot more in it than I would ever be able to get out of it. However, since the ban they have apparently increased in value significantly. I guess I wasn't so stupid after all. My gun does not have the thumbhole stock but it is in pretty good condition and shoots well.
April 15, 2008, 19:47
Well i got it converted for now all the 922 parts installed....
I will eventually have wood on her but my wood working friend is going to do it in his spare time ........ But at least i don't have to look at that horrid thumbhole stock anymore :tongue:
April 15, 2008, 20:12
Good job!! It only gets better from there!:fal:
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