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CAI Centurion 39

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Anyone Seen this yet ? Got me interested....

Centurion 39 Sporter Rifle, Cal. 7.62×39mm 100% American Made! Century International Arms, Inc.

Century International Arms, Inc. is debuting a 100% U.S. made AK semi-auto rifle, the Centurion 39 Sporter chambered in 7.62×39mm. The Centurion 39 is assembled using all new U.S. manufactured parts. It is different from other rifles on the market in that the receiver is machined from an 11 pound block of 4140 ordnance quality steel. The barrel is equipped with a proprietary V shaped Chevron Compensator, designed exclusively by Century. This unparalleled compensator design directs gases upward, which reduces recoil and makes the rifle more controllable. Instead of adjusting for windage from the front sight like other similar rifles, the rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation. Other features include a high visibility front sight post and a buttstock that is 1 inch longer than military style stocks, for better comfort and handling. The upper and lower handguard have four Picatinny rails which can be used to accessorize the Centurion 39 with red dot sights, scopes, lights, lasers and a fore grip. Barrel Length: 16.5” with a 1:10 twist, Overall Length: 37.25”, Weight: 8.2 lbs. Comes with two U.S. made 30 rd. mags. Condition: New. Not available for sale in NJ, MA, NY, CA, CT, HI or where prohibited by law.
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Have you had a nice nap?
I don't get it.
I think they're nice! We need a 100% USA-AK ;)
I think they're nice! We need a 100% USA-AK ;)
It's gonna be a long, long time before we have one.

Don't believe the shysters - the Centurion is not 100% US made.
Yeah. I'm seeing gas tube, selector, sight, gas block, hand guard retainer, rear sight block, bolt, carrier, top cover etc. I don't know where theyre getting off advertising 100% American made. I suppose they are on good legal terms calling it 100% American "made" if it has the requisite 10 or less foreign parts from the 922r list and its assembled in the US.
OK so they are 100% 922r USA parts then, correct?
(1) Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings
or stampings
(2) Barrels
(3) Barrel extensions
(4) Mounting blocks (trunnions)
(5) Muzzle attachments
(6) Bolts
(7) Bolt carriers
(8) Operating rods
(9) Gas pistons
(10) Trigger housings
(11) Triggers
(12) Hammers
(13) Sears
(14) Disconnectors
(15) Buttstocks
(16) Pistol grips
(17) Forearms, handguards
(18) Magazine bodies
(19) Followers
(20) Floorplates

I don't even think theyve done that. Everything on the list for a milled gun is pretty simple except the bolt and the carrier. I don't know of anyone making a US made bolt or carrier . Would you trust a century made bolt? I think its a standard 50% or better from the 922r list gun with a technically legal marketing twist.
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I think its a standard 50% or better from the 922r list gun with a technically legal marketing twist.
Yep, so long as it's 922r compliant, it can legally be sold as a "US made" firearm.

This one does not contain 100% US parts (not even close).
Have you had a nice nap?
This is old news, friend.
Why yes i slept quite well, thanks.

And thank you for another insightful and informing contribution as usual.
They might be able to say "American made" or even "100% American made" as long as it's 922r compliant, but what they say is:

"The Centurion 39 is assembled using all new U.S. manufactured parts."

That's a different animal entirely.

[Edit: although if you want to play with semantics, "using" doesn't mean "only using".... : P]
You know looking at that gas block I can't identify its country of origin?
Has anyone actually contacted them and asked about any of this stuff?
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