Hill & Mac Gunworks’ Cetme In .300blk | NRA 17

As I was walking down the aisles of the NRA Annual Meeting, I spotted Hill & Mac Gun Works. I had meet them before at Big 3 East when they unveiled their Semi Auto STG44 replica. They had mentioned that they also make semi-auto versions of the Cetme-L.

On the wall of their booth was this green Cetme that stood out and I stopped to check it out. If you look at the photo above, it has a full length Picatinny rail.

When I asked about this Cetme, the rep immediately told me it is in .300blk. You can see the markings below.

It shoots amazingly and suppressed with subsonics is even better, so they tell me. Unfortunately this gun is the only of one its kind. They built it for fun but are not looking into making more. That is unfortunate, I would love to shoot one. Even their regular semi-auto Cetme-L are rather scarce. They only made a batch of 100 rifles and now they are out of stock. No word on if they will even make more 5.56 Cetmes. I hope they get more parts to make them in .300blk.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Vuyo Ncube

    Anyone else think the top rail hurts the original trashy beauty of the CETME-L?

    • ostiariusalpha

      It’s not so bad, but you definitely need the original sloped rear sight to get the proper aesthetic.

      • Xtorin O’hern

        they should have blended the rail into the rear sight

    • Harry’s Holsters

      With the relative rarity here in the US yes. If they were common I’d add a rail and red dot quick.

  • Vitor Roma

    Delayed blowback is great for suppressing indeed.

  • Lee Enfield

    Hill & Mac has got their hands more than full with getting the STG44 done.

    • Roguewriter

      I don’t think that’s fair. They had to completely rethink their manufacturing process for the StG44 due to the overwhelming number of pre-orders. They never thought they’d have so much interest.

      • Cal.Bar

        Roque – I have to agree with Lee on this one. H&M really has bitten off a lot with the STG. Producing it in ONE caliber would be a challenge. Doing it in MULTIPLE calibers, would be hard for a major gun mfg. They are now over a year and half beyond the announced availability date. Also, not sure how the number of pre-orders changes the mfg process. They were never planning on hand making these things anyway. I had heard that they had to get all new sub contractors on it as the parts were insufficient.

        • Roguewriter

          Watch the InRange Q&As with Mac from Hill & Mac. He explains it better than I can here.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I love the recoil impulse on my 223 Cetme L. It’s like shooting a 1022 recoil wise but has AR15 concussion. And Hill and Mac’s CS is on point. Mine had some issues and they were great in getting them resolved.

    I really wish the safety was a bit different and there were more of these out there. If they were in the sub $700 range like the regular cetme they’d be great guns to add a red dot to.

  • Dave

    “No word on if they will even make more 5.56 Cetmes.”

    So just ignore the fact they make and sell marts kits for them that are very readily obtainable…

  • UCSPanther

    Looks like a HK 33 and a FNC had a drunken one night stand and this is the result…