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Cetme/G3 issues

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ghanderson10, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. ghanderson10

    ghanderson10 Woodburn, OR Member

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    Did something stupid, as usual... bought 2 Cetme/G3 receivers, thinking that they'd be fairly easy to put together. Learned the hard way about looking into construction of a kit before actually purchasing the whole thing.


    Long story short, the only thing I'm lacking is the barrel, but I don't trust myself with the assembly side of it all. I can't weld, and I have no metal-working equipment (much less the knowledge to use it).

    Anyone having a build party for one of these guns?

    Should I just sell the damn things and buy one already-made?
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I think Andrew (coctailer) has experience assembling these guns. You might want to ask him.
     
  3. coctailer

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

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    Congrats, you bought some of the hardest kits to build.

    Good news is that they are going up in value like crazy just being kits.

    The G3 and the CETME are different beasts though. Which did you get?
     
  4. ghanderson10

    ghanderson10 Woodburn, OR Member

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    I got two receivers, about 20 mags, and one G3 parts kit, minus the barrel. (going to list the barrel as a WTB order, methinks)

    One receiver says Cetme, the other says FAPSG1.

    The description of the second one led me to believe that it could be used for either...but I'm an ignoramus.

    Do people hold build parties for these? I'd like to build it, but I don't know how...I'd be willing to trade/pay for education/assistance.
     
  5. coctailer

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

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    I have never seen a build party for G3s
    There is a high degree of skill involved. (Tig welding also)

    Since they are CETME kits, you probably got them cheap (G3 kits are $550+)

    I'd hang on to them.
     
  6. ghanderson10

    ghanderson10 Woodburn, OR Member

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    I couldn't use the FAPSG receiver w/ the G3 kit?

    Forgive the ignorant questions...I bought 'em in ignorance, obviously


    You think the best thing to do would be let them appreciate, eh?
     
  7. SimonJester308

    SimonJester308 kitsap county Member

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    Google weaponsguild. That forum has lots of build experience, lots of work going on there.
     
  8. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    you know, I actually have buildt one, workign on another, i had maybe 500 in it finished which beats store bought prices easily. i dunno, honestly i didnt think it was that bad, yeah it was a bit tough but not ultra tough, find someone with a press and a welder and youll be good.
     
  9. ghanderson10

    ghanderson10 Woodburn, OR Member

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    I'll have to do that.

    It's one I've had my eye on for a while... I don't want to give up on it, but I certainly don't want to screw it up either
     
  10. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    well as long as you get the headspacing right, youve solved one of the tough parts, getting the cocking tube to work smoothly seems to be another tough one for people, then there is the getting the lower to fit properly to allow for smooth operation. other than that its fairly straight forward.
     
  11. eldbillbo

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

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    i heard if you get a barrel already in a trunnion that makes it a lot easier as well because you will not need a press to press the barrel into a trunnion also makes head space easier but i guess that would be with a matching bolt.
     
  12. ghanderson10

    ghanderson10 Woodburn, OR Member

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    boy...I got myself into a mess. This stuff might just become so much more trade-material.

    Also, the auction says the kit includes the full-auto trigger group. I realize the possible crap I could get into if I keep it, so no warnings needed there. I want to get rid of it or possibly convert it to semi-auto only, any advice?
     
  13. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    converting the lower to semi-only is really very easy, considering the project