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Hello All,
New member here and wanted to share my new purchase with you....
I also have a couple of questions too...
I recently picked up a CAI-3 from a private sale. I have done some research on it and could only find little info on the rifle.
From what I gather, it was made by Century Arms in there first factory location.
Century used all HK parts except for the reciever which is stainless steel made by Special Weapons.
Is this all true? Any other info that anybody might have?
Any body else have one too?? (id like to see it)
Now for the Gun Porn:



 

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looks nice. with 20/20 hindsight, i could kick myself for not buying one of these when they were selling for $500. all i knew about at that time was the problems, and hadn't heard of Jeff!
 

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I had one of those. It was my second G3 rifle, purchased in 2001. It was a nice looking gun on the outside, good welds on the cocking tube, built with new parts, and it functioned perfectly. It had two issues, though. The first was an extremely high bolt gap measurement(.026"). The second was the crummy welding. The trunnion was sloppily welded around the front circumference and not welded at all at the rear. The rifle worked, though, and it was accurate. Had I known about the existence of undersize rollers, I'd have kept it.
 

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Very nice looking rifle! Those SS recievers are built like tanks but the exterior dimensions on them are out of spec (there are ways around this problem). You should cheek out
Militaryfirearm

It used to be the Cetme site and these guys know about everything there is to know about Century built Cetmes and HKs. Most of the C3s were built on very nice kits, You might want to check your US parts count because Century used furniture as 3 of the US made parts on most of these.

Welcome aboard and I look forward to seeing you at militaryfirearm.com also !
 

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I had one too, & it was almost $1000 when new. Because it was cast, a collapsible stock wouldn't work on it, but the quality was excellent, & it never missed a beat. My gun was made with #'s matching POF bolt, lp, & carrier, in mint shape. Amazing quality for a Century product. GARY N4KVE
 

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Very nice looking rifle! Those SS recievers are built like tanks but the exterior dimensions on them are out of spec (there are ways around this problem). You should cheek out
Militaryfirearm

It used to be the Cetme site and these guys know about everything there is to know about Century built Cetmes and HKs. Most of the C3s were built on very nice kits, You might want to check your US parts count because Century used furniture as 3 of the US made parts on most of these.

Welcome aboard and I look forward to seeing you at militaryfirearm.com also !
Thanks The Great! I will check out the other forum and see what its all about... I remember the CETME.com forums a while back. I used to visit it frequently when I had one. thats how I learned all about the HK clones. I was wondering where that site went LOL...
 
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