Duce, I've got a metric Century on a Hesse receiver that I bought years ago (late 90's I believe). It too had issues, but after I retimed the barrel, cleaned it really well and installed the correct locking shoulder for headspace, it's a good shooter. I currently have it for sale over on the fnfal site, but if nobody bites, I just may keep it. I've got 5 fal's but I hate to part with any of them. The Century was the first one I bought. I'm curious, what issues did you have to correct on yours?
I have a century L1A1 that I got in 96-97. It has a very good action, infact the action is so fast when shooting it; some people thought it was full auto. It sounds like a BAR when you shoot it as fast as you can. The problem, you can't hit anything with it. Someone put a flashhider on it and used what looks like JB Weld. It looks like your rifle,but on a IMBEL receiver.
I have a century made when the ban was still in effect. It has the dreaded hesse receiver. It woud only fire one shot then jam. I looked at the gas tube and it was so full of cosomoline I couldn't beleive it. Cleaned it out, and never had another jam in over a case of ammo.