century m70ab2 why switch to m70ab2T
any ideas why Century switched from the thicker receivers? cant be that much of a price difference. Anyone else notice they are getting more scarce
i think that the "2T's" also no longer use the bulged trunion. i don't think i'd own one myself. that tank-like structure was what made a yugo a yugo. IMHO
Aim Surplus commented in their industry forum that Century is running
out of kits and that the 1.6mm AB2s are gone. Unsure how accurate that
is, but they would know better than most on the subject.
Originally Posted By Liquidmetal:
Aim Surplus commented in their industry forum that Century is running out of kits and that the 1.6mm AB2s are gone. Unsure how accurate that is, but they would know better than most on the subject.
bryan answered that when i asked if the rumor was true that they were going to stop production, the receivers are american made right? not part of the parts kit right? so there should be plenty receivers.on a side note, my ab2 purchased last year from AIm doesnt have the Zastava marked front trunnions which is a bummer. guessing that it means i also dont have the thicker receiver
Receivers aren't the issue (they're NDS), the kits used to build the rifles are the issue.
Zastava marked RSBs aren't linked with receiver thickness. AB2s with 1.6mm receivers and bulged trunnions may or may not have marked RSBs.
should have put this as subject "any ideas why Century switched from the thicker receivers?" instead of in the body of the original post
Zastava produced the M70AB1 with a 1mm receiver and non-bulged front trunnion. If Century is using AB1 kits, that would explain a lot.
Yup, the underfolder I built is one of these: 1mm receiver, "slabside" front trunnion. It still puts lead downrange just fine
Particularly with the chromelined bulgy barrel and custom railed topcover I made/installed for it
But Liquidmetal hit the nail on the head, Century is using thinner receivers because the kits are meant to be built on 1mm receivers. It's not impossible to build them on 1.6mm receivers, but it would take thinning the trunnions, and a custom receiver flat. I've never seen a 1.6 without the bulged front.