The subject says it all...
i'm getting the 308 battle rifle itch... FALs and G3's are in my dreams when i sleep at night! HELP!
Whats the difference between a CETME and a G3?
The same as the difference between a Yugo and a Porsche.
and you figure this ,,,how?
the cetme and the G3(even CENTURY MADE STUFF) are basically the same rifle.
90% of the parts are interchangable. the design is the same.
now i could go on and on in a history of the two, but that has been hased out before here and many other places.
the two rifles are one in the same, The only diff between the two is one is german and one is spanish. the german rifle(G3 91 ect) has the same internals as a cetme BUT they are not interchangeable. The germans changed a few things like locking piece angles and have different unlocking pressuers for the rollers(why g3'/91's recoil a lil more) 9parts are also of different lengths) BUT still the same design.
The fire control group is also different BUT can be swapped between the two! reciver(on century) rilfes is the same, the grip frame will swap out between the two. as will stocks,sights,FH's,slings buffers,,recoil rods,springs ect.
the links will show you the parts and a compatibality list.
besides the bolt carrier group they are pretty much the same!(century rifles,clones)
Recoil spring guide
Recoil stop pin
Receiver (CETME lacks scope “pad” so no claw mount)
Someone else can list more.
Furniture seems to interchange. The HK recoil pin guide need to be switched out for the CETME's so the carrier will fit over it. I also picked up a slim hand guard and it fits great. (If I am wrong someone post)
If you pick up a CETME inspect it very close. I have enjoyed my CETME for over a year. My brother has one as well as two close friends. The break in time is at least 300 rounds, and all of us have seen the difference in 100, 200, 300 rounds and so on.
The most frustrating thing is the mag do not seat all the way in some of them. I have to take the mag stops that hit the bottom of the receiver and grind them down so it sits deeper in the mag-well. The HK mags are so cheap that is all I use.
For the under $400 it has been a very enjoyable battle rifle. I shoot tons of different ammo, and yes over 1300 rounds of Indian and after it loosened up it shoots great. It “bumps” awesome
If you do go the CETME route make sure you look it over very closely for problems and don’t get discouraged because they need to break in. If you hate messing with rifles at all buy a more expensive G3 or a FAL.
Or as the Missouri Home Town Forum answer is...Buy them all!