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    sell it unless you are a machinist with a shop to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 545x39mm View Post
    Long story short, I ended up with two of these and I don't have the tools to finish them. What's a current ball park value of them so I can try to sell them?
    Hey 545, I would be interested in picking up one of these if you decide to sell. I tried to PM you, but I was not allowed to because I have under 10 posts. Just let me know.

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    About a year ago I traded a Romy kit for one of these. That's when kits missing cleaning rods were $69.00. If someone would like to trade me a Romanian kit..........I have two Century castings available. Heh....Heh
    Also be aware, The Century blanks are in various stages of completion. In other words they are not all the same. Some are quite a bit more complete than others.If you buy one..........Ask for a picture first.
    " Save a tree...........Eat A Beaver!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by IH8CALAWS View Post
    sell it unless you are a machinist with a shop to use.
    this build is easy if you have the talent, desire , time and patience. I know I have done it. there a couple of folks who have done them by milling machine and they were not overly skilled they just had the desire

    also all century receivers are 70% not 80% and they are all the same Tapco sold a 40% unmarked receiver these are much more difficult

    been there and done that

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    sprat,
    that is out standing. I have wondeard if it can/could be done. you have showed it can be. from the photo the charging handel is not cut how do you plan to do that? muttman

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    Default charging handle

    well for now I am just planning on tapping the rat tail rivet and putting handle on it ( no cover) or I will cut the charging handle on later

    if I do I will drill ( drill press ) down the length and with a worn down cutting wheel from a dremel cut the track for the charger its just not on my priorty list, sort of like cutting the rails for a 1911 45 or a sig P-228/229

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    Sprat, Did you ever heat treat your receiver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprat1 View Post
    well for now I am just planning on tapping the rat tail rivet and putting handle on it ( no cover) or I will cut the charging handle on later

    sprat
    tap the rat tail I do think you are getting closer to the deep end of the gen pool. I would of never thunk of that one. good call.
    muttman

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    Default heat treatment

    no I have not heat treated the reciever yet,
    I recieved a e-mail from a fellow builder who did his own quoting him

    he heated at 600-700 degree's for 2 1/2 hours and dropped it into oil and then cooked it again then put in brake fluid

    another e-mail from a different guy I received said that his casting came with a tag from century stating it was heat treated already

    I have only fired my receiver with reduced reloads oh about 50 rounds by now and no noticible affects. I don't know about HOT mg loads or military fodder

    one thing though I have not seen pictures of other home built receivers except for mine so caution is the word. there are few true BUILDERS

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    there are some over at fal files. muttman

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