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Century Arms 308 cal problem .....

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by shotgun, May 25, 2009.

  1. shotgun

    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    I just got a Century Arms CAI-3 308cal. semi-auto rifle .....that when it is shot ... The trigger mechanism housing pops loose and jams the shells .... Is there a easy fix ??? Or does it need a trip to the local gunsmith ??? And if so , I am new to the Salem Oregon area .... where's a good place to take it if needed ?
    Thanks......... Doug Ramey
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    You probably need a new trigger pack from Century.

    Either that or a new upper receiver.

    The pack is falling off the receiver shelf, so one of those 2 parts is too short.
     
  3. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Try this web site. I have gotten many of part from here that just fit my Cetme perfectly..

    http://www.robertrtg.com/g3.html

    and here is what I have on mine, makes it look better then standard Cetme!

    http://www.robertrtg.com/g3sefclippin.html


    Here is a cheaper model like the cetme..

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/used-hk-g3-lower-assembly-green.aspx?a=529467

    or the navy model...

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/used-hk-g3-navy-lower-assembly.aspx?a=453928

    Hope this helps..
    Terry

    Here are the pic's of my old triger pack!
    Will try for better quality pictures!
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2009
  4. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    Can you post pic of the lower removed and close up of the shelf, also the front part of the lower, in the picture it looks like the lower might have been improperly modified
     
  5. shotgun

    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    THANKS SAVA6E ........ is this what you need ? it does look like the part on the trigger pack is worn ...
    Thanks again for any help .... Doug
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    You need a new pack.
     
  7. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    your upper does look fine, dont know how much metal workign skillz you have, you might be able to add some material back on to the tp or just buy a new one, century is known for cutting corners on these rifles, so if you get one that works reliably then consider yourself blessed, i do have an extra empty pack however it is unmodified and again how much metal skillz do you have.
    and robertrtg is awesome
     
  8. shotgun

    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    I am very good and fast at tearing something apart ... but putting it back together again has always been a problem for me .... Just not much in metal skills ...... Looks like Sportsman has a good used one I can get .. see link in second reply from Terrylf72 .... or if a member had a complete pack to sell ... I would consider that ....

    THANKS to all you guys for the help ....
    Doug
     
  9. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I will take a Picture of mine once I get home, to show comparison!
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Shotgun you have a used one now, how's that working out for you? Spend the extra $20 on a new one.
     
  11. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    it appears by the photo you do not need a whole trigger pack as mentioned just a replacement grip frame although that grip frame does look repairable with some welding but if you don't have a welder handy that would not work for you.

    be sure when you buy a new grip frame that it is semi auto some of the ones recommended above mentioned are full auto packs and will need to be converted to semi

    check to see if what US parts are in your kit as well if it applys to your weapon your grip frame is not US but your grip may be
     
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    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    I have a used one .... that's broke .... there is a difference between a good used one that's not broke .... and a broke used one .....
     
  13. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    The difference between good used (their description, sight unseen) and brand new is $20. :thumbup: