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 Vector ERTD model (Elk River Texas?)
SkagSig40  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 4:08:00 AM
I bought a like new Vector AK from a friend for $500. The reciever and varous parts have numbers but none seem to match. He said the gun runs perfect and does not have any problems and only has 500 rounds through it. The reciever says model ERTD and Elk River. Anyone know much about this Vector? I bought it because I hear Vector is quality stuff. Thanks for any input!!!
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rube79  [Team Member]
3/8/2010 11:32:03 AM
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
I bought a like new Vector AK from a friend for $500. The reciever and varous parts have numbers but none seem to match. He said the gun runs perfect and does not have any problems and only has 500 rounds through it. The reciever says model ERTD and Elk River. Anyone know much about this Vector? I bought it because I hear Vector is quality stuff. Thanks for any input!!!


When parts kits started to dry up, Vector mixed various parts with great results. They started using non-chromelined barrels as well before they quit building. I have owned 2 Vectors and can't complain at all. A Vector like most AKs you buy require a better finish, but they are GTG.

I remember paying $550 for my first Vector about 2 years ago. Great buy and you broke the cardinal rule too!!!!

PIX please
SkagSig40  [Team Member]
3/9/2010 3:38:23 AM
Thanks for the info! So where does the "Elk River" markings come from?
jh1990  [Team Member]
3/9/2010 4:28:01 AM
Originally Posted By rube79:
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
I bought a like new Vector AK from a friend for $500. The reciever and varous parts have numbers but none seem to match. He said the gun runs perfect and does not have any problems and only has 500 rounds through it. The reciever says model ERTD and Elk River. Anyone know much about this Vector? I bought it because I hear Vector is quality stuff. Thanks for any input!!!


When parts kits started to dry up, Vector mixed various parts with great results. They started using non-chromelined barrels as well before they quit building. I have owned 2 Vectors and can't complain at all. A Vector like most AKs you buy require a better finish, but they are GTG.

I remember paying $550 for my first Vector about 2 years ago. Great buy and you broke the cardinal rule too!!!!

PIX please


Got mine a little before they went up to $550. Paid $500.00 couldnt be happier.
protus  [Team Member]
3/9/2010 7:15:14 AM
550$ for mine as well 2-2.5 years ago.
all macthing,chrome lined etc.
4K thru her with out an issue
HarlanNDS  [Dealer]
3/9/2010 7:19:24 PM
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Thanks for the info! So where does the "Elk River" markings come from?


The receiver was manufactured by 'Elk River Tool And Die'. This name is sometimes shortened to 'ERTD'.
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MSARDave  [Industry Partner]
3/9/2010 7:22:22 PM
Elk River makes some good stuff.
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