View Full Version : CETME Build Questions
12-22-2005, 04:53 PM
Has anyone built a CETME ? If so, how are receivers to get ? Are they decent rifles ? Big question: are they easy to build by the home builder ?
12-22-2005, 05:41 PM
should be pretty much the same as a g3, jld has g3 receivers. check out the cetme site for details
12-22-2005, 10:12 PM
The Century CETME rifles are built on G3 receivers so it is do-able, the only real difference is the rear sight mount. Will require good welding skills as you are welding thin sheetmetal to both thin sheetmetal and a heavy steel trunnion.
12-23-2005, 02:25 AM
What's the best source of parts, who has the best kits & receivers, and so forth?
Did you ever consider one of the STG kits? There were/are those that are out there that are practically new rather than a Cetme?
01-03-2006, 04:48 PM
If you are going through all the trouble of building one of these, I suggest the G3. It is a superior weapon to the CETME and the kits are generally in better shape. Receivers are at www.pof-usa.com
01-03-2006, 05:39 PM
How about U.S. compliance parts? I also have never seen new barrels for the Cetmes? I might order a Cetme tommorow & want to learn as much as possible tonight.
01-03-2006, 07:05 PM
The Cetme is a fairly easy build if you have sheet metal skills. But it is cheaper to buy a complete gun than it is to build one.
01-04-2006, 12:48 AM
Bradrock, you don't want to use a replacement US made bbl for a compliance part on a Cetme/G3 build. The chamber fluting is critical for proper extraction and so far nobody but a gunsmith named Urbach has got it 100% right. He charges a lot for it too. The G3 FCG is easier to make semi and has easier to find compliance parts. JLD sells several compliance parts, but the special weapons/top notch furniture is nicer. They just never have them in stock.