While the Spanish-designed CETME L took a slightly different evolutionary path from the HK G3, HK MP5, and HK33, the fundamental internals are obviously from the same roller-locked family tree.
Replaced after 1999 by license-built HK G36Es in Spanish service, the CETME L has progressively been sold off on the surplus market after cooling heels in reserve and police armories for the past 15 years. These often well-worn demilled kits have shown up over here for about $450~ while HMG made less than 1,000 all-up rifles around new receivers.
Well, in 2019, Indiana-based MarColMar started making a semi-auto CETME L variant– the product of a $2 million R&D process– using a new cold hammer-forged Nitrided barrel with a fluted chamber, new furniture, a new stamped steel receiver robot-welded together, and lots of other new internals. The only surplus parts used are the trunnions, muzzle device, and trigger pack internals.
Check out my T&E article on it over at Guns.com.
You won’t want this bad boy to slip through your fingers.