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ZEROTHOMAS  [Team Member]
4/15/2011 12:32:37 AM
The Century Golani's

I did my research and all i ever hear is problems. I guess thats typical with Century but i also hear people not having problems what so ever. I guess its the luck of the draw.

My only problem is that if i did get one i would have to get one of those AR mag adapters because i live in NJ and i would have to use my 15 round AR mags because im pretty sure they dont make 10-15 round galil mags. Also would have to get the bayo lug off, fix the stock, replace the FH with a comp and have it perm attached. Thats not a problem because i have a gunsmith who does all my NJ legal mods for me before i get the rifle. I would hate to have to go through that extra money just to have a problematic rifle.

Also im assuming the finish is the typical century finish right? Henderson Defense has "certified" golanis even though im not sure what certified means. I know they check the WASR rifles for canted sights and shit but not sure about the golanis.

So my question is it worth the risk? How hard is it to find those AR mag adapters?
DBrown  [Member]
4/15/2011 4:50:29 AM
Interesting law, enforcement headache, can easily imagine a legal nightmare facing it in court. The magazines for this rifle were manufactured before the law was enacted. How do you provide prior proof of possession?

It is not the luck of the draw if you can shoot and examine an individual weapon beforehand. But, if this is not possible I can not recommend a purchase from cai.

DB
ZEROTHOMAS  [Team Member]
4/15/2011 9:48:34 AM
No such thing as pre-ban here anyway. As long as the magazine is no more than 15 rounds, permanently might i add, its good to go. That goes with any of our BS laws
gewamser  [Member]
4/15/2011 3:49:43 PM
Origonal 12 round Galil mags are available from a number of vendors like CDN for under $20, and they work well. I love my Golani, I only speak for myself but it was well worth it for me.
88_Sahara  [Member]
4/18/2011 3:57:12 PM
As you said it is purely luck of the draw. I had an issue with my CAI Galil not cycling brass, but it work cycle steel just fine. I got it back just today and have already put 200 rounds through it of wolf, remmy 223, and winy 556, without a hiccup. I have no idea wat they did b/c the retards put a work order for an M74 in my Golani box. Whatever they did they fixed it and I got it back in 13 days, with 4 days of it getting there.
GOH  [Member]
4/18/2011 8:12:38 PM
Contact Jeff(Tenngalil). He can probably help you take care of all your questions prior to purchase. He can also help you fit a mag adapter, since the Golanis often have trouble with these.
wayne1one  [Member]
4/20/2011 12:07:18 PM
Originally Posted By ZEROTHOMAS:
The Century Golani's

I did my research and all i ever hear is problems. I guess thats typical with Century but i also hear people not having problems what so ever. I guess its the luck of the draw.

My only problem is that if i did get one i would have to get one of those AR mag adapters because i live in NJ and i would have to use my 15 round AR mags because im pretty sure they dont make 10-15 round galil mags. Also would have to get the bayo lug off, fix the stock, replace the FH with a comp and have it perm attached. Thats not a problem because i have a gunsmith who does all my NJ legal mods for me before i get the rifle. I would hate to have to go through that extra money just to have a problematic rifle.

Also im assuming the finish is the typical century finish right? Henderson Defense has "certified" golanis even though im not sure what certified means. I know they check the WASR rifles for canted sights and shit but not sure about the golanis.

So my question is it worth the risk? How hard is it to find those AR mag adapters?


Simple answer: NO
jehu  [Member]
4/21/2011 7:33:40 AM
Originally Posted By wayne1one:
Originally Posted By ZEROTHOMAS:
The Century Golani's

I did my research and all i ever hear is problems. I guess thats typical with Century but i also hear people not having problems what so ever. I guess its the luck of the draw.

My only problem is that if i did get one i would have to get one of those AR mag adapters because i live in NJ and i would have to use my 15 round AR mags because im pretty sure they dont make 10-15 round galil mags. Also would have to get the bayo lug off, fix the stock, replace the FH with a comp and have it perm attached. Thats not a problem because i have a gunsmith who does all my NJ legal mods for me before i get the rifle. I would hate to have to go through that extra money just to have a problematic rifle.

Also im assuming the finish is the typical century finish right? Henderson Defense has "certified" golanis even though im not sure what certified means. I know they check the WASR rifles for canted sights and shit but not sure about the golanis.

So my question is it worth the risk? How hard is it to find those AR mag adapters?


Simple answer: NO


THIS! Save your money pilgrim and someday own the real thing>
atblis  [Member]
5/19/2011 8:37:47 AM
Another emphatic NO
Slufstuff  [Team Member]
5/19/2011 8:43:19 PM
My Golani works fine. A friend of mine owns one, and his has worked well also. Mine would not be my first choice for a SHTF rifle (mainly due to the excess weight). But I would feel well armed with it. I never had to send mine back for anything, it worked good right out of the box. The Golani's low price allowed me to own a Galil. I would not have bought a "real" IMI Galil at their current prices. JMO
atblis  [Member]
5/19/2011 9:05:20 PM
I talked my dad into buying a Henderson Certified Golani. The sights are on straight. That's about it.

Here's a thread I started about it.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=592693
DakotaFAL  [Member]
5/19/2011 9:37:19 PM
Century assembled weapons are weapons people love to hate. Name any surplus firearm reassembled on a US receiver that Century marketed and you'll wide a plethora of disatisfied customers in its wake.

That said I've never has an issue with Century FALs, Century AKs or with a Century Golani. That's due to two things:
1. I buy Century built arms from dealers who inspect them before they put them on the sales floor, and
2. I do some research and then inspect them before I buy them.

That provides two levels of defense from the busy but inept little trolls at Century. That's essential in my opinion and people have understood that for years. Consequently, while I have no great love of Century, I also have no great sympathy for people who buy a Century arm through any online source. And obviously "certified" weapons - like the Henderson example - are often just a marketing ploy intended to get Internet buyers to bite. If Internet buyers would stop buying them that way, century's QA would have to improve as most reputable gun shops would send them back. So buyer beware, and if not then it just perpetuates the problem.

With all that in mind my Golani is great. It is accurate and reliable, is well assembled and looks and functions like it should. It feeds and extracts with excellent reliability - the only issue I've ever had was a feed problem related to a South African magazine I bought later. It's become a favorite of mine and weight aside I would consider it as a SHTF weapon.
atblis  [Member]
5/19/2011 9:42:26 PM
I suspect you've gotten lucky to some extent. How do you inspect for a soft receiver?

EDIT: actually I do get your point about the reputable shop thing.