Simply put, no in house century build is worth it. Over the years they have earned their solid reputation as bottom tier trash. Some searching here at the forum will get you more info as far as century's track record.Is this a worthy first ak or pay for a more premium version with a chrome lined barrel? I want to buy my first AK and this bft47 model seems to fit my needs and specs on paper seem ok, but at the price of $829 plus tax I can save up more for the Zastava M70 Zpap. Opinions please as I am really in no rush to buy but I would like to buy the right first AK for a solid experience vs a questionable day at the range.
For built rifles you would be much better off looking into a Zastava like you mentioned, a Romanian import or even something by KUSA. Why start off your journey into the fun world of AKs with an inferior, questionable, lookalike rifle?
If your budget allows, you could also get a kit and have it built by one top builders that post here at the Forum.