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    Special weapons sw3 receiver

    Can anyone tell me about these? I know they are older, but i am looking for a receiver to start a project. g3 or 91 clone.
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfac View Post
    Can anyone tell me about these? I know they are older, but i am looking for a receiver to start a project. g3 or 91 clone.
    thanks.
    The only thing I know about them is they aren't all that common and they are not an improvement over what you can buy or roll on your own from a flat.

    For a 7.62 weapon, I'd recommend either a pre-made receiver from PTR, or folding one from a flat. PTR sells a very nice receiver flat that needs more trimming to get it finished, but the details are fine and clean. The Gewehr Works flats are dimensionally spot on, no need to trim as much metal from the stock back plate or at the trigger box or at the magazine well, so from that standpoint, less cutting. They both work great.

    Good luck,

    R
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    I enjoyed rolling my Gewehr Works.......plenty of thickness and plenty of material to trim for a Hk/Cetme build. I had to cut about 5-7mm off the back for my cetme build/magwell perfect, trigger box area about 1.8mm trim.

    I bought a century LE cetme and sw3 to compare......you can build a better quality (fit/finish) than using those recievers via flat or PTR (mucho dollars these days)

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    I have an SW3, and I love it. The build was pretty simple for the most part with minimal fit and finish on the inside of the rear of the receiver.

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