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    Default Galil Receivers on sale

    For those of us like me with a kit...

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    Folks,
    Yes you read the price right. We are closing out our standard model .223 Galil receivers (you can also build 762x39 on these) for $149.95ea. Billet machined from 4140 bar stock and fully heat treated!

    Net sales: 937-332-0833 x 1 Monday thru Friday 9-5est

    Retail sales: 937-332-0833 x 2 Tues thru Sat 11-7 est

    Online ordering also Rapid Fire (Ohio Rapid Fire.com)

    Thanks !!
    Rapid Fire
    1285 Archer Dr
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    Rapid Fire (Ohio Rapid Fire.com)

    I just ordered one myself. I know it is a roll of the dice from a QA perspective, but I figure I can give it a try!
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    At that price, I'm in for a couple.
    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Where did I see Gaili kits at today for $250 no/barrel?
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    Didn't I read somewhere that they were having a lot of problems with those receivers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7.62x39 View Post
    Didn't I read somewhere that they were having a lot of problems with those receivers?
    Apparently, yes. There are ample posts in the Uzitalk forum alone about the issues. Specifically, the issues were:

    - improper radius cuts at the rear of the "trunion" area that cause peening of receiver by the bolt carrier. Solution is to re-cut these areas into a smaller diameter (with a dremel, etc) so bolt carrier can clear.

    - improper magazine fitment on front of magazine locking area. Solution is to enlarge that area if necessary

    - improper heat treating causing rapid wear of ejector, etc. Solution is ??? (I would think you could treat that area with a torch and quench just like with home-built rails)


    These have allegedly all been addressed in the "final version" of the receivers. The receivers on the site are advertised as having all of the modifications made to them.

    I know PanaceaBeachBum had documented some of the fixes he made, and I think also Gunplumber (pretty sure it was him) had documented some of the fixes way back when. I think all of these observations were made before the "final run" of changes, I don't know how relevant those things really are at this point.


    Seems to be a roll of the dice. Hopefully it will work out OK!

    ALLEGEDLY, Century's Golani builds began on ORF receivers and they switched to a different company for receivers after a large amount of returns. The new company is a subcontractor for Ruger. Main differences of the receivers are that while ORF mills theirs out of a big chunck of steel, the new company (Caspian?) casts then mills theirs. I still laugh at some people's misunderstanding that cast receivers are usually full of bubbles!

    The new receivers are not yet available and I'm not sure if they ever will be. Thus, if you don't already own a Galil kit, the cheapest into owning one is to buy a newer Century off the shelf. The differences are well documented on the Uzitalk forum. As I recall, the newest ones have the GLNxxx prefix in the serial vs. xRFxx. At least, that seems to be the consensus.
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    I bought one of those off the shelf Golanis. I couldn't be more satisfied with it (other than if I had built it myself, but for only $600, I couldn't get anywhere near that with a homebuild).

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    I build a 223 a couple of years ago with an orf receiver, no problems, the gun works fine. At $149.99 I would buy a couple and stick them in the closet.

    on the other hand I got a .308 one and it had some issues, maunly the rails are cut wrong in the rear allowing the bolt carrier to pop out with the recoil spring in place.

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    Kits are still too high, IF you can find one.

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    Well I finally picked up my receiver. It doesn't have the radius cutout on the left side of the trunion area. The bolt very slightly hits it there when hand fitting, and could probably peen. I'm going to radius it to be safe.

    My synthetic Galil mags fit OK on the front, but they are getting skinned on the back... touched it with the dremel and its OK now.

    No magazine catch or retainer; I'm going to have to make one as it looks like they simply aren't for sale anywhere at an affordable price.

    My ARM buttstock was *REALLY* tight by about .010" - it took some work to open up the rear with the dremel sanding disks.

    As expected, the original barrel times to about the 2:00 position, so I can't really use it. I have a new barrel anyway so this is a moot point for me. Were I to use the original barrel, I'd have to shim it to get it to time to 12:00.

    The locking lugs are REALLY odd - the left lug extends much deeper forward into the chamber area than the right side. To a point that I may file it to get both lugs to lock.

    There are places all over where they didn't de-burr their cuts, and you can see the milling marks where several passes were slightly deeper than others. Makes for a very sloppy looking cut... it looks almost like someone took it off of the mill and put it back for a second pass in-between cuts... many of the edges are like that all over. The main areas like the rails, etc. all seem to be OK for functionality.


    Over all, I can't complain for $150. Had I spent more I'd have probably returned it.




    I thought Galils had spring-loaded firing pins? ...Mine doesn't and so I'm going to add one.

    My ARM kit was apparently under water at one time - there's water and a thick used-motor-oil-like residue in places there shouldn't be anything. Even inside the buttstock tubes! It is going to take a good amount of cleaning to get the parts ready to paint but it should be OK... no pitting that I can tell, except for a little bit inside the gas block.


    I'm going to build this and my ARM kit into the shorter-barreled SAR config. I've put a buch of pics I've gathered from surfing the web on my Galil page:

    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61129/Galil/Galil.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie View Post
    I thought Galils had spring-loaded firing pins? ...Mine doesn't and so I'm going to add one.
    Where did you find them? (The spring loaded ones)


    And who has the kits in stock?

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