June 26, 2002, 17:17
thanks for the opinions on hesse receivers, thats why i bought 2 imbels, whats the scoop on century , interested in knowing about quality and price? for metric and inch fal.

anyone with century experience with cetme receivers?
thanks for tha assistance.:cool:

June 26, 2002, 20:07
My gun is a Century L1A1. I love it, good quality. I added the heavy duty reciever top and an armoured scope. It's great for setting off those cool TANNERITE
targets. 1" groups at 100 yards.

June 26, 2002, 21:02
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June 26, 2002, 22:06
see a pattern here ? Probably made by Hesse for Century, I'll bet the Century AR-15 is a Hesse in disguise.

at least no reports of receivers failing on the FAL like the Hesse AR receiver.

Anyone want to try one round in a Hesse .50 BMG ? Come on Just one round... I dare ya! I double dare Ya! If ya survive the beers on me :eek: :eek: :eek:

June 27, 2002, 00:45
Mine was shipped back on Monday, while the bolt carrier and bolt went home with no problem, the gas piston hole was drilled out of alignment. I could have filed it down, but there were also some handling marks on the receiver which made me wonder if it was someone else's at one point...:rolleyes: Probably not, but it had been picked up and put down a few times, maybe even dropped! ;) I expect three to four weeks for my replacement, and I'll keep folks posted.

June 27, 2002, 09:00
Has anyone an idea of who makes the Century receiver? I am thinking of getting one to build an inch gun on. I have seen them on the new Century inch rifles at gun shows but could not fully inspect them. The receiver looks smooth but the hidden flaws noted here on the files makes one wonder about their quality. Right now I just need a cheap receiver to build on. RM

Harlan at FAC
June 27, 2002, 09:15
Hesse Arms is certainly not involved in the manufacture of the Century inch pattern receivers.


When you ask "who makes the Century receiver", what kind of an answer are you looking for? Are you asking if one of the recognized names that is on other FAL receivers is making the receivers for Century? It should be recognized that various unnamed casting houses, machining centers, heat treating centers, and finish houses are involved in the manufacture of most, if not all, U.S. made receivers. The name on the receiver comes from who holds the manufacturing license as handed out by the BATF. As far as I know, the Century receiver is made by parites not involved with the manufacture of any other U.S. made FAL receiver.

June 27, 2002, 12:11
I built a Cetme on one of Century's stainless receivers. Went together w/out problems and is a fine shooter. Have another for a future project and it looks pretty good as well.

June 27, 2002, 18:13
I'd have no problem buying another one, in fact I'm thinking of a second for a hybrid inch receiver/metric parts rifle. The price is right, and they can certainly have their quirks taken care of with a file and/or dremel.

Until a more affordable (i.e. less than $350) inch receiver is available, I think Century will do well with these.