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Cetme rifle

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Bill Brasky, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    Bill Brasky

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    Found one for $500. Looks good. Green furniture. But I have no idea what I'm looking at.

    Thoughts? Is it worth it? Decent rifle?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    I hear mixed reports on the CETME's. For $500.00 though...sounds like a good deal.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    German designed IIRC; probably a good rifle.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    Bill, Did you check out AR15.com and see what they said?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    There are several things on a cetme you need to be aware of. they are a copy of the HK-91. You should take a good look at the charging handle tube, what kinda metal is it made out of, what kinda metal the receiver is made out of, Is the bolt face ground or not? what size gap is there between the bolt and carrier (look at it thru the mag well. these rifles are prone to malfunction,but can be made to work great with a little effort. these rifles three years ago went for $250, compared to the HK-91 which sells for around $1800-$2600. If you can take several pics of one i can check it out for you if you want the rifle. When I get home i can link several websites for you full on info. on these rifles. The HK-91 has none of the issues its copy has.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    No, not yet. I just remember reading that the Cetme was the lesser of the HK rifle clones...but a .308 semi-auto for $500 requirs some thought.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    Thanks a ton.

    What type(s) of metal should I be looking for in the charging handle tube and receiver? And the ground bolt face...is that a modification to the weapon by the owner? And am I just looking for machining marks? And, how big (or little) should the gap be?

    Again, thanks for the info.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    You want stainless steel in both, the bolt face should NOT be ground if it is there was a feeding and function problem with the rifle. It may work now,but you may have problems or issues with it. I'll have to get back to you on the gap. Its at home I'm at work.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    My Buddy has a Cetme that had FTF's all day long. He had a knowlegable Cetme dude fix it up, and now its 100%. Seems the most common issues are feeding and cycling, but a good gunsmith should be able to fix that.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    yup very true.......I have seen about 10 of them that had that problem. My buddy bought 5 in a row with that problem before he gave up.
     
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