One of our police officer customers brought us a most gloriously banged up beater of a Century Arms CETME in .308 caliber. It had the wooden stocks on it and looked like either a ten pound sledge hammer or an M1 Abrams tank got ahold of it.... well, looking at at first glance it doesn't look that bad, but believe me it's a turd. He wanted us to switch out the factory lower receiver/trigger group with the more modern plastic housing. Next, he wanted us to straighten out all of the metal and repair, cut and grind it into a nice looking gun. We've already straightened out the bent, mangled and warped parts of the rifle and are still cutting to fit the new trigger housing/lower receiver. after we do a little more metal work to it, it will have the barrel cut and threaded for an AR-10 style muzzle brake.
All of the metal parts of the gun will be coated in a nmice flat black ceramic finish and the wood shall be disposed of and plastic furniture set will be installed after we coat it OD green. We are putting a claw mount on the top of it along with a Osprey 30mm scope. The officer says that it is going to be his Katrina round-two weapon. All I want to do is go test it out and blast away at the range with it!
We are going to display the living heck out of this rifle when it is finished. The customer has made some changes and the receiver and barrel assembly are going to be done up in a dark gray/green custom color with black tiger stripes. Thanks to everyone who is following this and the other builds..... we have some surprises coming soon!