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wtschas
March 21, 2017, 15:24
Looks like it has been awhile since anyone has talked about Century C93. What is the opinion on the Century C93 now that it has been around for a while. Reason why I ask is that my local gun shop has one for sale. I was thinking about picking it up if I can get it for the right price.
What are the pit falls and what should I look for when I get a chance to look at it?
The picture I saw showed external finish were. I would consider refinishing if the price is right.

hagar
March 21, 2017, 15:30
Lots of people don't like them because of the "made by Century", but I have not had any problems with my two (well one is unfired). First time I shot mine at 200 yards, it was dead nuts on, and frankly I shot a group so small that few non NM AR's would beat it.

Never liked the G3 types much, but the little brother has better ergonomics for me. Biggest drawback is the cost of original magazines, but even the aftermarket mags have worked well for me. And I do own (original HK) 4 or 5 40 rounders and about 6 25 rounders.

If you can pick one up for around $750, I'd say go for it.

wtschas
March 21, 2017, 15:39
Thanks Hagar,

I am hoping to get over to the shop before the week is out. I double checked the pictures that were sent to me and the pictures are not as bad as I thought. It actually looks pretty nice. The picture were pretty grainy.

Klaus Von Richter
March 21, 2017, 15:48
C93 are a real crapshoot. Some run great, some are nothing but issues. I got one from a trade and it has run flawlessly. It extremely accurate and a pleasure to shoot. I like it more than any AR or AK. I have read a lot of people on the internet that have had issues with them. I think the biggest thing to check is bolt gap. If you feel lucky get one. If fate smiles in your favor you will have a great 223 rifle.

wtschas
March 21, 2017, 16:06
Wehrmacht, the crap shoot is what bothers me. I have an AR that I have never had out to the range. I was debating on dumping the AR and getting the C93 just because you don't see many of them at the range or in the woods. Do you know if you can find 5 round mags for them, or do I need to come up with some kind of Block.

jimmieZ
March 21, 2017, 16:24
I absolutely think it's a great rifle. The one I have is dead on right out of the box and has operated flawlessly for over 2 years. There are a lot of people who bad-mouth the C93 to justify the prices they paid for other clones.

Klaus Von Richter
March 21, 2017, 17:17
Wehrmacht, the crap shoot is what bothers me. I have an AR that I have never had out to the range. I was debating on dumping the AR and getting the C93 just because you don't see many of them at the range or in the woods. Do you know if you can find 5 round mags for them, or do I need to come up with some kind of Block.

I think it's worth the risk. I love mine. It is a great rifle. I have never seen a 5 round mag.

hkshooter
March 21, 2017, 17:53
Check bolt gap before buying. If you buy it check it again after 100 rounds or so. If it's still good you got lucky, enjoy your rifle. If the gap gets smaller welcome to the world of HK repairs.
I haven't heard a lot of complaints out of C93 owners for a while now.

spider991
March 21, 2017, 21:10
Actually had 2, picked up the first one..shot it, was a daggone single sjot, would not function at all...centerfire took it back and I got a new one..fantastic gun, got short a couple years ago and traded it away...still regret it, that was a great gun. Accurate , super reliable with all ammo and had a nice cool factor going...

pre1989
March 21, 2017, 23:32
For the price I think they are worth it

Pros at least from ones I have seen and had my SOT look at

1. It is sear ready pretty much so if it runs you got a cheep sear host to beat up
2.Other then grind to fit issues on a few I have not seen too many issues on them
3. They had a nice ammont of surplus part in there verus US parts and surplus parts dont seem to bad on most

Cons

1. As noted some had some bolt issues
2. Mags are not cheep ...Really the killer of 93ish guns


I say do it if it looks ok they are a lot cheeper then say a HK93 or V93

hansellhd
March 22, 2017, 10:35
Remember this, you get what you pay for. :D

hagar
March 22, 2017, 12:42
Remember this, you get what you pay for. :D

Like a 9K Fal G model is worth that much more than a good kit built on a quality receiver? You pay for the exclusiveness, not the quality.

Sure I would like to have an HK93. Would I pay 3K for it? No freaking way, it is a Lego rifle composed of cheap parts, that's why they sold for $600 before the assault weapons ban.

partisan50
March 22, 2017, 15:00
I have never seen a 5 round mag.

The factory 5, 25, and 30 are tough to find lately.

hkshooter
March 22, 2017, 18:00
Like a 9K Fal G model is worth that much more than a good kit built on a quality receiver? You pay for the exclusiveness, not the quality.

Sure I would like to have an HK93. Would I pay 3K for it? No freaking way, it is a Lego rifle composed of cheap parts, that's why they sold for $600 before the assault weapons ban.

This.

And I've never heard of a five round mag, myself. Would love to see one.

eyegun
March 22, 2017, 19:32
Like a 9K Fal G model is worth that much more than a good kit built on a quality receiver? You pay for the exclusiveness, not the quality.

Sure I would like to have an HK93. Would I pay 3K for it? No freaking way, it is a Lego rifle composed of cheap parts, that's why they sold for $600 before the assault weapons ban.

Way back when you could get a 93 for $600 you could also buy a Johnson for $1k and a real german HK MP5 for $1500. So $600 was a pretty penny back then.

HK556WI
March 22, 2017, 19:33
This.

And I've never heard of a five round mag, myself. Would love to see one.

I have had several that passed in and out of my hands over the last couple of years. I know a couple of guys over on HK Pro that are always on the look out for them.

HK556WI
March 22, 2017, 19:40
This is my C93. I had Jeff Walters at PCS do a HK33K job on it. It is a typewriter.

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z333/HK556WI/IMG_0018.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/HK556WI/media/IMG_0018.jpg.html)

hkshooter
March 22, 2017, 20:17
This is my C93. I had Jeff Walters at PCS do a HK33K job on it. It is a typewriter.

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z333/HK556WI/IMG_0018.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/HK556WI/media/IMG_0018.jpg.html)

Fine looking rifle, get one that runs and it's the best value in the roller world there is.
Mine isn't a C93 but it's an SBR'd 33k. Love it.

HK556WI
March 22, 2017, 21:05
Fine looking rifle, get one that runs and it's the best value in the roller world there is.


I bought mine for $400.00 put another $450.00 in it. RCM 33k barrel, paddle magazine release, and refinish.

hkshooter
March 22, 2017, 21:10
I bought mine for $400.00 put another $450.00 in it. RCM 33k barrel, paddle magazine release, and refinish.

Excellent!
Someone on HKPro was selling one that had been worked over for about that price a few weeks ago. Tempted me. It wasn't a 33k though.

yellowhand
March 22, 2017, 23:07
Got two, one to shoot, one for spare parts, most folks will understand this.:uhoh:
Both run fine.
Bolt gap as noted is everything.

Bought 15 40 round original mags from Midway for 19.95 or so, wish I'd bought a couple hundred.:)

hansellhd
March 23, 2017, 11:45
Like a 9K Fal G model is worth that much more than a good kit built on a quality receiver? You pay for the exclusiveness, not the quality.

Sure I would like to have an HK93. Would I pay 3K for it? No freaking way, it is a Lego rifle composed of cheap parts, that's why they sold for $600 before the assault weapons ban.

I know, I purchased my HK93 in 1984 for $600.00. For me back then $600.00 was like $3000.00 today.

Century Rifles are built to a price, some are slap together junk. None of them are what I would call a Quality Firearm, however some are good serviceable Guns.

If you or others have a good C93 that's great. I know of many others that have been burned and have to spend hundred's to fix them. They are what they are a Crap Shoot. :(

partisan50
March 23, 2017, 14:36
I know, I purchased my HK93 in 1984 for $600.00. For me back then $600.00 was like $3000.00 today.


Same here. I bought my H&K 91 back in 1986 for $599, still got it. I wish that I picked up a 93 too.

partisan50
March 23, 2017, 14:37
I know, I purchased my HK93 in 1984 for $600.00. For me back then $600.00 was like $3000.00 today.


Same here. I bought my H&K 91 back in 1986 for $599, still got it. I wish that I picked up a 93 too.

I picked up a C93 a couple of years ago, but I have been too busy to try it out.

yellowhand
March 23, 2017, 20:56
I wish I had picked up a hundred sets of nos wood for the 91's at 19.00 a set!:wink:

I did have to replaced the bolt head, stripped for 35.00 nos, on one of my 93's, other than that, some new rollers, that's about all.