Century Arms CETME Model C Sporter .308 Win 18” Semi-Auto Rifle G3 Rifle

SOLD FOR: $755

WOA#: WY240223WT001

Make: Century Arms

Model: CETME Sporter

Serial Number: C27876

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .308 Winchester / 7.62X51 NATO

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Delayed Blowback

Markings: The right side of the magwell is marked “CETME SPORTER .308 CAL / CENTURY ARMS INC. / GEORGIA, VT  / MADE IN USA”.  The safety options are marked “F S”.  The left side of the magwell is marked “C27876”.

Barrel Length: 18”. 20” with muzzle device.

Sights / Optics:  Hooded front sight and rotating four-position aperture rear sight. There is a picatinny rail mounted to the claw mounts with a Tapco Picatinny extension and a Sniper Hunter Class 3-12x40ML Rifle Scope.  The sight picture is clear.  The illumination function needs batteries.  There are some scratches and scuffs to the exterior.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is wood with rubber buttpad, sling well with bar, and a removable cheek piece strapped to the stock.  The pistol grip is polymer with thumb rest.  The handguard is wood with finger grooves and vent holes.   There are no chips or cracks.  There is some light handling wear.  Overall the stock is in Excellent Condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is some minor erosion scattered about.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 70% of its finish. The balance of the finish shows some moderate operation and handling wear throughout. There is finish loss on the handguard metal from scrapes and scratches.  There are nicks, scratches, scuffs, and scrapes throughout. There is finish loss around the ejection port and magwell.  The markings are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its attached canvas sling and scope.

Our Assessment:  The CETME Sporter is a semi-automatic rifle based on the renowned Spanish CETME design, which is also the precursor to the widely recognized Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifle. This rifle is chambered primarily for the 7.62×51mm NATO round, providing substantial firepower in a design meant for civilian sporting use. The CETME Sporter retains many of the military-grade specifications of its original design, including a robust and reliable roller-delayed blowback system, which helps to manage recoil and improve shooting accuracy over long distances.

The CETME Sporter features a distinctive appearance with a stamped steel receiver and a wooden stock that harks back to the mid-20th century military aesthetic. It typically includes iron sights for targeting and can be equipped with various optical sights thanks to available mounting systems, enhancing its versatility for both hunting and target shooting. The rifle’s design is appreciated for its durability and simplicity, offering straightforward maintenance and operation.

Shooters often note the CETME Sporter for its historical significance and robust performance. While it is a civilian adaptation, it retains much of the tactical functionality of the original military model, making it a popular choice for collectors and shooting enthusiasts who appreciate historical firearms with proven effectiveness.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Century Arms CETME Model C Sporter .308 Win 18” Semi-Auto Rifle G3 Rifle
Century Arms CETME Model C Sporter .308 Win 18” Semi-Auto Rifle G3 Rifle