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A few years back, I bought an STG 58 built on a Hesse Metric reciever. I haven't had any trouble with the gun, but have since heard a lot of bad things about the quality of hesse recievers.

How bad is the Hesse reciever really, compared to the IMbel or DSA?

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The Hesse is cast receiver. It is not typically 100% in spec, but once you get them working they are fine. The Imbel is the last reciever manufactured under license, so it is by definition in spec. The DSA recievers are made on the old Steyr production machinery and tooling that was produced under license, so they have a good reputation.

Hesse = cast, completely heat treated
Imbel = machined forgings, spot heat treated
DSA = machined billets, completely heat treated

If your rifle functions well, you have no worries. It won't bring as much at resale time, but that's not an issue at this point, is it? Go shooting!
 
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