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Old 07-01-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Another weekend purchase: C93 (update: Rifle #2 range report)

Clean, straight, and everything checks out (bolt gap, nice internals, straight cocking tube). Barrel had zero residue in it, so itís been fired very little (if at all). I was eyeing this one for a month. List was $850. Got it for $600. Always wanted one of these



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Old 07-01-2018, 04:39 PM   #2
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Yet more reason why everyone hates you Steve. LOL

5.56 isn't my cup of tea but a nice score.
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Nice. They are Thai or Malaysian parts kits assembled by CAI NASA monkeys. Where can I find one?
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Nice. They are Thai or Malaysian parts kits assembled by CAI NASA monkeys. Where can I find one?
Iíve read they are one of the better builds. Most people have no issues. They had some ďBlack WidowsĒ there as well. You can tell these are much better assembled
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Sweet! I have had a C93 for five years or so, it has been fine, really no problems at all. That led to a C93P and then a step up to a MKE Z43P. The 5.56 HK and HK clones are a lot of fun, they are much handier then the 7.62mm G3/91 series rifles.
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Ew. Send it back. Everybody knows the c39v2 is better. That's why its v2.
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Ew. Send it back. Everybody knows the c39v2 is better. That's why its v2.
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I've been eyeballing those with the intent to snag one if it pops up around $600. There's one with bipod and carry handle in the mp as of today, but it's around $800ish
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AK, HK. You say potato, I say potato.
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Good guns ...Nice thing is at the least the one my FFL was looking at in his shop the guts were surplus parts so it had a full auto bolt carrier etc ...They are pretty populare as sear host guns as they are half way cheep so you can run them hard

Just check the bolt gap if you have the tools

Oh and yeah the mags are not ext the cheepest for factory on these though I think the pro mag amazing work half way ok ..MKE might work as well
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Steve, how many of the aluminum 40 round HK mags did you get with your C93?

Like P89 said the ProMag’s do work and make fine range and general goofing around mags. Midway sometimes has these for really cheap on sale.

The C93 in the market place has two extras, the bipod at about $80 and the pictograph lower which can be a pricey item. The carry handle was the first thing that I took off mine, I changed the lower to a different style, I really do not like the HK “navy” style lower that came on it and I have other butt stocks for it as I didn’t care for what came on it. Right now it has a HK G33 collapsable but stock on it and it has been one of my favorite 5.56 rifles to take to the range since the first day that I took it home.

There are a lot of accessories on the market for these and you can customize them your own way, not as easy as an AR, but a lot classier then an AR.
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Steve, how many of the aluminum 40 round HK mags did you get with your C93?

Like P89 said the ProMagís do work and make fine range and general goofing around mags. Midway sometimes has these for really cheap on sale.

The C93 in the market place has two extras, the bipod at about $80 and the pictograph lower which can be a pricey item. The carry handle was the first thing that I took off mine, I changed the lower to a different style, I really do not like the HK ďnavyĒ style lower that came on it and I have other butt stocks for it as I didnít care for what came on it. Right now it has a HK G33 collapsable but stock on it and it has been one of my favorite 5.56 rifles to take to the range since the first day that I took it home.

There are a lot of accessories on the market for these and you can customize them your own way, not as easy as an AR, but a lot classier then an AR.
Comes with on mag I believe. About the only thing I may do is get a claw mount and throw an optic on it
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Actually, would be pretty handy with a collapsible stock

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Old 07-01-2018, 06:35 PM   #15
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lol @ Steve going wild with his kid's college fund
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Mags for these are a bit problematic. The 40 round aluminum mags were at one time dirt cheap, about six seven years ago. A lot came in and they were sold and sort of dried up and got pricey. The MKE mags for my Z43P work fine in my C93’s but I do like the aluminum mags better, on a whim I did pick up one HK German made steel 30 round mag, the thing is built like a tank.

The HK G33/93 and clones are very handy with the collapsable stock. Be prepared to pay a premium for a real one though, about half of what you just paid for your C93, if you are lucky to find one that cheap. ATI did, maybe they still do, make one that is not too bad, I bought one of those for future use too.
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Your kids aren't college material are they? Nice score.
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Nah, thatís secure

I got it for a damn good price for what they are going for today (even in the last few years). Couldnít say no
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Mags for these are a bit problematic. The 40 round aluminum mags were at one time dirt cheap, about six seven years ago. A lot came in and they were sold and sort of dried up and got pricey. The MKE mags for my Z43P work fine in my C93ís but I do like the aluminum mags better, on a whim I did pick up one HK German made steel 30 round mag, the thing is built like a tank.

The HK G33/93 and clones are very handy with the collapsable stock. Be prepared to pay a premium for a real one though, about half of what you just paid for your C93, if you are lucky to find one that cheap. ATI did, maybe they still do, make one that is not too bad, I bought one of those for future use too.
Apex has the aluminum ones for sale. Might order 1 or 2
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These get good reviews too, I’ll order a bunch

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I like the steel 30rd mags better.

5.56 HK Guns are awesome.

Good score, a well built C93 are great guns.
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Make sure you get a couple of 20 rounders if you are going to shoot of a bench any, those 40 rounders are a little long

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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/76...-polymer-black
Will do! If I like it I’m going to get like 10-20 mags for it.
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The Promags are good for busting caps, not so sure about running around all SHTF, rolling around in the dirt chasing commies and zombies and what not. They do work, they are just not metal reinforced where a mag should be for heavy duty combat use. I ordered a selection of 20, 30 and 40 round ProMags because they were dirt cheap at Midway on sale one time.
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The Promags are good for busting caps, not so sure about running around all SHTF, rolling around in the dirt chasing commies and zombies and what not. They do work, they are just not metal reinforced where a mag should be for heavy duty combat use. I ordered a selection of 20, 30 and 40 round ProMags because they were dirt cheap at Midway on sale one time.
Yeah, good point. Maybe get 2-3 more metal ones ($150 right there) and the rest polymer
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Good score! My 2 cents, take the butt stock off and look at the receiver to see if everything is square. I’ve got a c93 and a collapsible stock won’t fit on it. Just an idea before you drop some change on a collapsible stock. The 93 is golden with the collapsible stock, very comfortable, I really like the combo. I’ve got 2 93’s, neither like polymer mags so just a recommendation I’d buy one first before you buy a lot.

Something else to mention about the c93’s, mine came with a g3 charging handle instead of the 93 style, if it’s a bear sometimes to pull the charging handle that might be the culprit. Other than that love the roller lock 556 guns, never been a fan of 556 before never ever, still got an ar that I’ve got absolutely no inclination to take out and shoot, the Roller-Lock 556 versions are perfect with the collapsible stock. Good snag, enjoy.

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Good score! My 2 cents, take the butt stock off and look at the receiver to see if everything is square. Iíve got a c93 and a collapsible stock wonít fit on it. Just an idea before you drop some change on a collapsible stock. The 93 is golden with the collapsible stock, very comfortable, I really like the combo. Iíve got 2 93ís, neither like polymer mags so just a recommendation Iíd buy one first before you buy a lot.

Something else to mention about the c93ís, mine came with a g3 charging handle instead of the 93 style, if itís a bear sometimes to pull the charging handle that might be the culprit. Other than that love the roller lock 556 guns, never been a fan of 556 before never ever, still got an ar that Iíve got absolutely no inclination to take out and shot, the Roller-Lock 556 versions are perfect with the collapsible stock. Good snag, enjoy.
I did disassemble it. Itís all square. Nothing bad that caught my eye. Easy to charge as well, no hangups anywhere
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The C93 rifle that I have was good from the git go, the C93 pistol not so much. It had a G3/91 cocking handle and then it would give me problems with failure to fire, after a lot of trial and error and finally at Richard Mofo’s suggestion, I realized that Century had used the wrong locking piece for a HK53 sized gun. I found the correct piece, installed it and no more problems with the shorty.
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The way I see it is that if any little things need to be replaced I’ll still be on it for less than they are going for now
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Nice score. I was looking for one for a while in my state. I think the cheapest one I saw was $850. I gave up on my quest.
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Right on, even worse case scenario I.e. sending it to a smith youíll still be in the money. Heck even if nothing is wrong with Iíd consider sending it to a smith to get the paddle mag release and refinished. Even then your still in the money, Iím not a century fan but the 93ís are a different story, just a little bit-o- love and presto! Roller-Lock perfection.
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Been looking at two of these for a bit myself, one in a shop and the other private sale.

The lack of mags and/or the cost of metal mags have stopped me from buying either rifle.

Same with a 5.56 Chinese rifle dude just dropped a few hundred in his asking price, comes with 1 mag that may or may not work. Decisions, decisions.....
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Neato,
I sold mine a short while back, needed the $$$. They're a ton of fun to shoot!
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Right on, even worse case scenario I.e. sending it to a smith youíll still be in the money. Heck even if nothing is wrong with Iíd consider sending it to a smith to get the paddle mag release and refinished. Even then your still in the money, Iím not a century fan but the 93ís are a different story, just a little bit-o- love and presto! Roller-Lock perfection.
Iím able to reach the mag release pretty easily. But yeah, it needs a nice cerakote job to make it look right (eventually)
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Been looking for one too - or a Vector V93. So far, not much has come up. There's a C93 now about 3 hours away, for $900. No thanks.
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