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Heaping Helping of Crow C39V2

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It is just as hard for me as anyone else to admit when I am wrong.

I have been a critic of a lot of folks deriding the C39 series, because based on my experience my V1 has been superb, at 11 thousand plus rounds has a bit of wear, but hey, 11 thousand rounds.

Based on the following video, and the two guys who made it being far and away two of the most knowledgeable firearms guys out there, and Rob Ski being the AK guru, have ordered a no go and field gauge to check mine out.

I have inspected mine after watching the video, and see none of the failure they have, so suspect I am OK.

However, it is just not worth ignoring a problem that might result in a possible injury if I can make everyone else aware.

So I'm grabbing the hot sauce and some coleslaw, and dishing up a heaping plate of crow.

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You got very lucky, far too many problems due to soft metal parts used in the Century RAS and CV39 series. Hopefully no one gets hurt due to Century's profit before safety manufacturing methods. That video should be a real wake up call to members.
So far, have seen none of it. I do have some shiny metal, but just like most of the rest of my guns. Or at least the ones that get shot a lot.

I suspect the original C39 was a bit pricey to make, as none of the danger zone wear spots and grooves they show have happened, and perhaps the V2 was an effort to make a cheaper, therefore more affordable AK.

What perplexes me is the inherent design of the AK is such, that some bedouin can hammer one out of stamped parts in a cave in the 'Stan, yet we can't seem to build a good one here?
 

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Just remember there is a big difference between Century builds and Century imports.
There are some folks in forums saying they CV93 V1 receiver was made differently than the CV93 V2 so that could account for the ops good luck.
That is my experience. Mine is a V1, and is absolutely stand up all the way around. I shot 2000 rounds, before I cleaned it the first time, because I wanted to break it in properly. Yes, there were some shiny bits, but that just told me where I needed to put grease, as opposed to lube.

I'm in for over 11 thousand rounds, and nothing is even close to needing replacement. My field-no go gauges came in yesterday, and it passed with flying colors. The no go hung up as soon as the bolt was pushed forward.
 
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