View Full Version : Technical: CETME vs. G-3 Magazines

February 13, 2003, 10:28
:fal: Anyone know about the difference between the two ? How to convert the g3s to cetme. I have made 5 and 10 ronders for my fal so I think it can be done! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Joe

February 13, 2003, 10:37
I can't confirm the differences - but I know they are there! I have one of the earlier Cetme's (cast SS receiver) and a brand new parts kit. I know this rifle works much more reliably with Cetme mags as opposed to G3 mags.

Jim Z

Seth Livzz
February 13, 2003, 10:52
Click this link (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43282&highlight=cetme%2A)

February 13, 2003, 10:53
I have the stamped model cetme. Both the Cetme and G-3 Alloy mags work with no problems.


February 13, 2003, 13:35
The Aluminum G3 mags will NOT fit in my Early CAI CETME with the Cast SS Special weapons rcvr!:cry:
I can force them in but not easily:sad:
Hey, you can always use a few G3 mags hangin around, right?

February 13, 2003, 16:48
Unlike GH above, my SW SS receiver works fine with both G3 & Cetme mags. (Of course, I did open up the magwell a bit while I was building it!)