[SHOT 2020] MarColMar Save the CETME L

    CETME L (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    MarColMar’s have not only saved CETME L, they have breathed new life into Spain’s former service rifle. Built from original imported parts and newly US-made parts the rifles replicate the original 5.56x45mm CETME service rifles – right down to the custom Cerakote colour.

    (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    The rifles debuted at SHOT Show last year and generated a lot of interest, this year MarColMar have brought a couple of new models including the CETME LV and LVS which mount scopes – the LV is available with a period-correct British SUSAT sight used by some Spanish Marine units (check out Eric’s article about these here). The CETME LC with its collapsible butt stock is also now available, it has a specially designed muzzle device which can be removed once the rifle has been SBR’d.

    The CETME LV with raised sight base (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    The CETME LVS with SUSAT (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    MarColMar reverse engineered the CETME L’s receiver design and improved it, re-profiling the magazine well to enable it to use standard STANAG US GI mags (along with original CETME magazines) and also include a small section of Picatinny rail for optics mounting on some models.

    The LC’s collapsible stock (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    They have cold hammer forged fluted barrels from RCM, US-made Nylon 6 handguards (available in FDE, Green or Black) and a custom Spanish military green Elite Series Cerakote finish. The rifles are also available in FDE, black and grey finishes. The standard CETME L has an MSRP of $1,349, while the short CEMTE LC and the LV with optics mount are available at an MSRP of $2,000.

    MarColMar’s UKM (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    Also at the booth were a pair of MarColMar’s UKM general purpose machine guns – semi-auto versions of the Czech vz.59, which Miles has had the chance to take a look at in the past, check out his video here.  These are available with an MSRP of $4,995.

    The CETME L with additional top Picatinny rail and finishes in black, grey and FDE (Matthew Moss/TFB)

    You can find out more about MarColMar’s CETME’s at www.marcolmarfirearms.com

    Matthew Moss

    Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

    Reach Matt at: [email protected]


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