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 Crooked dust cover
Quake_Guy  [Member]
6/14/2010 10:01:40 PM
If I mounted the dust cover without recoil spring, it will sit on the rear trunnion evenly. If I add the spring, it tends to lift up on the left rear. I can push it down, but firing the gun causes it to lift up again.

Even mounted level, the rear sight is angled to the right. When the lifted up, its way right.

I have tried bending the cover, but doesn't seem to help. I wonder if the rear of the guide rod is supposed to be a tighter fit and push the cover down.

Any ideas how to fix this? The gun also seems to hate steel case so I am thinking of sending the whole thing to Century for warranty work.
jehu  [Member]
6/15/2010 8:05:01 AM
Originally Posted By Quake_Guy:

Any ideas how to fix this? The gun also seems to hate steel case so I am thinking of sending the whole thing to Century for warranty work.


Century=get your $ back!!
ED24601  [Member]
6/15/2010 9:55:52 PM
Good luck with Century in getting ur money back. I've got a GLN # gun with a poorly machined receiver. They (Century) ground on the bolt shoulders to get it to lock in the receiver recesses for the bolt lugs. Sent it back to Century and they put some white grease on it. It's not safe to fire. Pull the trigger, the bolt stays locked in place. Have to hit it with a rubber mallet to get the bolt to release. It's a POS.
hartzpad  [Member]
6/15/2010 11:28:54 PM
I asked the same thing at Galiltalk: http://www.uzitalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49720
Quake_Guy  [Member]
6/20/2010 3:40:40 AM
Pics in that thread look exactly like mine...
GOH  [Member]
6/20/2010 7:30:29 PM
I went back and forth with Century 5 times, mainly because of the issues with soft receivers/ejectors. The last two rifles, which had GLN serial #'s, both had the tilted top cover problem as well. Since the fifth and last rifle I received finally shot well and didn't have a soft ejector, I decided to keep it and fix the top cover problem myself. One way to fix it is to order a new cover, but since the only guns that had this issue were GLN's, I figured that is a problem with receiver dimensions. On both, the recoil spring guide was sitting too high. There are three ways to fix this, and all three require welding. One is to add material to the underside of the spring guide "button"(please forgive the use of the term) so that it pushes down on the top cover when it's seated into place. The second is to weld material to the bottom of the hole in the top cover and then file to fit. The third, which is the method I used, is to spot weld a thin, rectangular strip of sheet metal to the lower/inside of the top cover, then file to fit. This raises the back end of the top cover and holds it snug against the recoil spring guide. I did it this way for a couple of reasons: 1)when the top cover is seated, the shim and welds cannot be seen; and 2)my tig welder is cheap and crappy, and I didn't trust it to do a clean job. Since I already had the spot welder for receiver fabrication, it was the easiest way to go, and it worked beautifully. All the rifle needs now is some Gunkote.
Quake_Guy  [Member]
9/14/2010 10:01:00 PM
Originally Posted By GOH:
I went back and forth with Century 5 times, mainly because of the issues with soft receivers/ejectors. The last two rifles, which had GLN serial #'s, both had the tilted top cover problem as well. Since the fifth and last rifle I received finally shot well and didn't have a soft ejector, I decided to keep it and fix the top cover problem myself. One way to fix it is to order a new cover, but since the only guns that had this issue were GLN's, I figured that is a problem with receiver dimensions. On both, the recoil spring guide was sitting too high. There are three ways to fix this, and all three require welding. One is to add material to the underside of the spring guide "button"(please forgive the use of the term) so that it pushes down on the top cover when it's seated into place. The second is to weld material to the bottom of the hole in the top cover and then file to fit. The third, which is the method I used, is to spot weld a thin, rectangular strip of sheet metal to the lower/inside of the top cover, then file to fit. This raises the back end of the top cover and holds it snug against the recoil spring guide. I did it this way for a couple of reasons: 1)when the top cover is seated, the shim and welds cannot be seen; and 2)my tig welder is cheap and crappy, and I didn't trust it to do a clean job. Since I already had the spot welder for receiver fabrication, it was the easiest way to go, and it worked beautifully. All the rifle needs now is some Gunkote.


This answer makes the most sense. Anyone else with the same issue? What a POS.
Quake_Guy  [Member]
10/20/2010 3:43:53 AM
Well got my Golani from Century today and they welded the bottom of the hole to push the cover down. Still a slight bit of movement when you grab the cover, but way improved from before.

They also polished the chamber and adjusted the extractor whatever that means.
shinoi  [Member]
10/20/2010 10:53:01 AM
What about contacting Tenngalil? He does gunsmithing on galil's and may be able to help you out.