Yes it is gas operated.paul rondelli said:I like the weapon. Like it has been stated earlier you can get a stamped steel receiver or a aluminum one. It's not gas operated. The extraction and chambering are done by recoil. Leave it to those Germans to come up with something like this. It has less recoil than a AK or SKS and fires alot bigger round. I know there is a spanish version called a CETME. For alot more information check out auctionarms.com. the site rocks and you can get guns sent to any FFL for pick up (pawnshop,gundealer) for around 20 bucks. I bought a brand new 8mm german mauser for 80 bucks.
my dad bought a .308 savage bolt action last month. it had the accu trigger on it, and wow, that thing is a hair trigger. its got a secondary trigger in the middle of the main trigger. the stock is kinda cheap but its a good rifle. his came with ghost sights.rugerp89ipsc said:they are crap man, you want accuracy and a reasonable price, get a savage bolt and build it up, super easy.
thats a good way to goruger1022 said:Finally, a thread on here that I happen to know a little bit about...Was working at a Distributor that competed with Century...They are kinda like the Wal-Mart of the parts kits world...You're getting in about 6 months late on this type of weapon...ATF decided to enforce the state departments ruling from the 60's?? that ended up driving all the prices up on the guns that you are looking for now...Basically all the guns you are looking for are imported in as pieces of guns or imported in at customs wharehouses and then they used to cut the receivers in half, and now they have to destroy the original barrel also...Now the prices are up because you can no longer import the original barrel also...Supply goes down, prices go up...What you need to do is find your target rifle combination...AK on Arsenal reciever, FAL on Imbel reciever or DSA reciever...Good luck finding them at a decent price...try to stay clear of the Century recievers, run of the mill quality, sometimes good, sometimes bad...I strongly suggest you find a nice FAL and go with a DSA receiver, if you choose to do this, there are only a few of the gunsmiths out there that I would use to build my rifle...FAL Files.com look for a smith named Ken...He's got one hell of a reputation...I would definitely stay with the mini 14 then trade or sell for the century...FAL standard caliber was .308 and if you can find a STG-58 and Imbel reciever-you struck gold...look to spend near $800
this is the combo that I have set up...