I picked up my new C93 from my dealer yesterday. I got it from AIM for $599 + shipping + $10 for my dealer.
I took it out of the box at his house and did a quick once over, looked ok for a surplus rebuild.
I got home and tore it down to the bare bones last night.
Not to good!
The front sight is canted, which I could of fixed, but the triple tree is welded to the barrel, DOH!
The trunnion is welded wrong, no drill and fill welds. They welded the front of the trunnion to the front of the receiver so its all jagged and a slim forearm wont ever be able to be installed.
Next I noticed where a drunk guy got carried away with the grinder and ground to much off the mag well exterior, why would you grind this anyway? I could see the bottom or interior maybe, but the exterior?
I also noticed that the trunnion in the receiver is canted as when you look down the receiver you can see how one side is higher than the other. I had a cetme I built that was like that and it took my a month of Sundays to fix it with getting the bolt to mate with the trunnion and not hang. This maybe why the front sight is canted as the barrel could of been pressed into the trunnion, pinned and then set in the receiver and headspaced via the trunnion. The headspacing looks ok, I havent measured as I am going to send it back.
And the last and best of them all. The receiver is sooo tight and out of spec that the bolt wont cycle and I had to use a hammer and punch to get the bolt out of the receiver. The bolt was galled deep buy the assembler beating the back of the bolt to get it into the gun.
I'm like why the fuck would you ship this gun from the factory if you know it wont cycle when fired?
Check out these pics and you tell me, POS or what?