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My new CETME

I've always wanted a CETME and I finally had the opportunity to purchase a broken one for a great price, and I fixed it. Then I refinished all the wood, did some fixing here and there, and added a nice scope and it turned out great!











Some people don't like the shiny red wood look, I'll agree that it does make the gun have a russian flavor (which I'm definitely not a fan of) but I really wanted to give the gun a good rich color, and I'm happy with it - exactly what I wanted.

I had a few PM's about my scope and mount from another forum, so I thought I'd share some - I'm sure there are other members out there with the leapers G3 scope with illuminator.


The scope mount is very solid, I really didn't expect much from it since it was only $30, and the nicer STANAG mount was anywhere from $80 - $120. However, I like the lower mount since I shoot between 100-250yards so the adjustment is not as drastic for range adjustments. And, you can still use your iron sights with the mount installed - which is nice.



Here is a look at the reticle - definitely my favorite part of the scope. It has a about a 3" eye relief which is reasonable. I'll definitely agree that the scope doesn't transfer as much light as the original H&K G3 Hensoldt model one - but at 1/3rd the cost its definitely acceptable. Also the reticle illuminates a bright red when you turn it on - however if you wear corrective lenses it might cause some distracting aberrations in the scope.

Overall the gun shoots great, very accurate. The .308 ammo isn't exactly the cheapest, but it's manageable - hopefully once the war ends it will come down to where it use to be. It has quite a bit of recoil, and now that I was able to get the trigger group and bore gap set properly it fires great. One of the disadvantages is you can only reload a small percentage of your rounds because it has a fluted barrel which tends to destroy brass. I had been looking for quite some time for a large caliber battle rifle so I can really practice reaching out and touching things... so far it has been great.
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very cool. I really like how the CETMEs and G3s look.

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Needs a Cetme mag.
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Looks pretty sweet,I've been wanting one of those.That or an fal.

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Sweet rifle I like them a lot but every one Ive seen jams up or the mag wont lock in place right. Their Notorious for Head Space Probs. If I get one similar to that Ill buy a PTR-91 to be on the safe side .
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Sweet rifle I like them a lot but every one Ive seen jams up or the mag wont lock in place right. Their Notorious for Head Space Probs. If I get one similar to that Ill buy a PTR-91 to be on the safe side .
Every single bit of that has to do with trigger group alignment - exactly what was wrong with this one, and every one I've seen... a very simple fix and you can get bargains on them because of it. I fired 80 rounds through this in about 20 seconds after I set the trigger group correctly and didn't have a single jam - and it was with cheap ass monarch (wolf) ammo.
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Sweet rifle I like them a lot but every one Ive seen jams up or the mag wont lock in place right. Their Notorious for Head Space Probs. If I get one similar to that Ill buy a PTR-91 to be on the safe side .

How hard is it to fix the problem ? Ive never attemted that before.
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How hard is it to fix the problem ? Ive never attemted that before.
I guess you're meaning to ask me the question... It's pretty easy... do you have a broken cetme? I'll buy it off you!
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Very nice!

Im actually really digging the wood furniture!
How much did it set you back?

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Very nice!

Im actually really digging the wood furniture!
How much did it set you back?
not that much, you can find cetmes for around $500, broken ones you can get for much less!
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I'd hate to be on the recieving end of that gun at 300 yards or less.
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Nice! I like the wood and may buy a new set of furniture for mine as well...

Pics of the gold Vette?
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Nice! I like the wood and may buy a new set of furniture for mine as well...

Pics of the gold Vette?
lol, I guess you noticed it back there. I don't have any recent pictures, but here is one...



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lol, I guess you noticed it back there. I don't have any recent pictures, but here is one...



Hot damn, that is a beautiful car!

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That's a sexy bitch! White interior, I'm guessing?
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That's a sexy bitch! White interior, I'm guessing?
Nope, it's a tan interior. The car is a hurst edition, It has a number hurst shifter, 340HP 327ci motor, no AC, no power steering, no power windows, a radio, and 4.88 gears.
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where is the bast place to buy a cetme?
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There was one in the classifieds...
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I looked and didn't see anything, if someone know the guy selling please let me know.
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that one was sold.
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