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AMD 65 kit, US barrel(not chrome lined). Original barrels were 12.5", 16.5" with fixed brake for legal reasons. Most of the newer ones use a nodak spud (DC Ent.)receiver...
 

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Century has serious ups and downs with QC.
I have a friend in Montana who bought one(AMD) and loves it however.
I think a bunch of guns bought from Henderson Defense in a group buy over at Calguns were Century and Henderson hand picked the best to ship, fixed problems they could and shipped the rest back to CAI.
Since then their supply from CAI has been spotty, in other words CAI got pissed they shipped a dozen guns back over defects.
We're talking about a group buy from Calguns and several other boards of over 100 rifles, most apparently had no big issues save those dozen however, mostly the typical canted sights, stuff easy to remedy for Henderson.

I think I'd want some hands on time with any CAI rifle I was interested in.
 

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Its well known CA sucks, how ever, they did get damn lucky with a couple of builds. Their yugos and amd fall into the gtg category (IMO&E). The only problem I have is with the amd's folding stock. Its a true bear to get a good checkweld on.

For a bail out gun or a fourth or fifth rifle deep gun it would be fine. I know you have other rifles of good quality so it shouldnt be an issue.

Basicly, if its a fun gun buy then yes, buy it and 1 or 2 k extra ammo and shot the crap out of it. For a first time rifle buy I'd say no, get a fixed stock.
 

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Who can tell me anything about the Century Arms AMD-65?

Its Hungarian made, but how is the quality? There is one on gunbroker for $459 and that comes with a folding stock. That seems like a pretty good price to me.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=104911746
That picture, is actually an AMD-63.
The differance between the 63 and 65, is the stocks.
63 being wood, and 65 being polymer.

That is not really a good price either.
Go with the Atlantic rifle, they are about the same money.

I built one of these several years back.
It was an ok rifle, and it was as new condition de-mill.
The only thing I really did not like, was the forward grip, and no heat shield.

You can always put one of those galil type forwards on it, with minor fitting.
But the barrel is a short one.
Too be legal, they install an extension between the barrel and flash hider, and pin it in place.
I had too do that also too be 922r compliant.

I did not mind the folding stock, but I have owned several wire type stocked AK's like the MPI-KM, and the Tantal.
I don't really shoot those like a full stock rifle, because there is no cheek weld.
You kinda need too put your chin on it and hold your mouth right ;)

The quality of the Hungarians are on par with the Yugos, but they have chromed bores, so that give them the nudge up, but the furniture sucks, so that drops them back down..

All in all, the Yugo is the dirrection too go, unless you can find a styer MADDI.

or
you can get one of these new bulgarian built ak's for $599.00 w/ 1.6mm reciever and polymer stocked.
http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/programming/expand.asp?Prodid=522
 

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Who can tell me anything about the Century Arms AMD-65?

Its Hungarian made, but how is the quality? There is one on gunbroker for $459 and that comes with a folding stock. That seems like a pretty good price to me.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=104911746
Kev stay away from the Century AMD's. I too have been looking into these rifles, and have come to discover that Century takes the Chrome lining out of their AMD builds. I know Atlantic Firearms has them for sale, and I believe that Lancaster Consulting built those. Tennessee Guns is the other builder/importer that I know of, and both Lancaster and Tennessee Guns leave in the original chrome lining when they receive the kits. They also use U.S. made NODAK receivers that are fully heat-treated. Century does not. I know this because I e-mailed them and asked. :D
 

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Only AK I ever owned that gave me problems was a Century AMD.

Nice finish, everything seemed as it should be, but it was the King of Stovepipes. Just one rifle, but it soured me on any Century AMD .........
 

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I just did a review on an AMD-65

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=79712

Mine was put together by these guys and has a chrome lined barrel and Tapco trigger group.

http://www.tnguns.com/shop/index.ph...id=387&zenid=f9deaba49720d3f3766a8925eaa4f08b

I was high bidder at $425 from this ad which has been constantly running for several months. Great service from them.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=147342379

I have never had good service when dealing with Century.
 

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Only AK I ever owned that gave me problems was a Century AMD.

Nice finish, everything seemed as it should be, but it was the King of Stovepipes. Just one rifle, but it soured me on any Century AMD .........
worn ejecter?
 

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Replaced it, including having a guy replace the ejector rail. Replaced just about everything! I liked the rifle, but could never go more than 25-30 rounds without stovepipe. Finally gave up.
crap!.......too bad
 

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Get one of these, the best you're gonna find


TGI (Tennessee Guns International) AMD-63
Better fit finish function and accuracy than ANYTHING built by century, I bought on last year, best AK type weapon I own. I had a folding AMD-65 but once I shot a friends AMD-63 I was hooked and sold the 65 b/c you can actually rest your cheek on the stock on the 63 and the 65 frankly isn't comfortable to shoot by comparison and not being able to get the same sight picture every time due to lack of a place to rest of your cheek on the 65 really screws your accuracy.

Here is a link
http://www.tnguns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_38_47&products_id=388

Friends don't let friends buy Century Arms.
 

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Get one of these, the best you're gonna find


TGI (Tennessee Guns International) AMD-63
Better fit finish function and accuracy than ANYTHING built by century, I bought on last year, best AK type weapon I own. I had a folding AMD-65 but once I shot a friends AMD-63 I was hooked and sold the 65 b/c you can actually rest your cheek on the stock on the 63 and the 65 frankly isn't comfortable to shoot by comparison and not being able to get the same sight picture every time due to lack of a place to rest of your cheek on the 65 really screws your accuracy.

Here is a link
http://www.tnguns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_38_47&products_id=388

Friends don't let friends buy Century Arms.
I might get a fixed stock for mine but I like the compactness the 65 offers for the car, boat, BOB and other things.
 

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I bought a couple from Centerfire systems. They are TGI on Nodak receivers and have the chrom lined barrel. Very compact and easy to sling and carry. The fireball is a hoot to see. They are far, far from being quiet also. VERY LOUD report. I also have an SLR-95 AK and although the AMD are nice there is no comparison. Truth be told though, I prefer my SKS's over my AK's.
 
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