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Posted: 1/26/2006 2:12:50 PM EST
I called Copes the other day to order a Yugo RPK kit and they were nice enough to tell me they just received some Romanian underfolders. I am a sucker for spur of the moment purchases. In case you didn't already know they had them listed.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:41:02 PM EST
How much are they?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:41:59 PM EST
Cool, its been awhile since ive seen any Romanian underfolders.

Interordnance had them last, IIRC.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:00:41 PM EST
Yes, Interordnance. About 15 months ago. $105 for a complete AIMS parts set.

Only bought one as a representative example for my collection, since they are such a homely Kalashnikov.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:02:09 PM EST
Hey, I have a riddle.

Riddle: How do you turn a $99 kit into a $210 kit?

Answer: Add a $50 underfolding stock.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:02:33 PM EST
You cant post info like that and not include a price or link!?!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:03:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1BMF:
You cant post info like that and not include a price or link!?!



$209 Romy underfolder
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:20:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 3:23:27 PM EST by JoeBud]
When I ordered mine he wasn't for sure what the price would be. It worked in my favor. I'm after a representative example as well. I didn't want my RPK to be all alone in the box. I'll know Monday if they got along.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:28:14 PM EST
I will add that Copes is a great place to do business with.

Roger made some accomodations for me that other vendors would not - for no extra charge.

My goods were delivered quickly, and were in great shape.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:32:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Caspian45:
Hey, I have a riddle.

Riddle: How do you turn a $99 kit into a $210 kit?

Answer: Add a $50 underfolding stock.



and add a strait lower handguard that are only on underfolder romy kits
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:36:49 PM EST
The guy I talked to was going through them giving me full details while on the phone. Not too many will do that for you. This was my first order with Copes. I would keep my eye on them. I think they have a few other things up their sleeves.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:52:44 PM EST
Copes is excellent. I meant no disrespect to Roger.

I meant that it's still a Romy with all the "characteristics" that come with Romy machine work.

Yep, i have 4 Romys that i'm building. Fun guns. Great prices for the kits. However, when you start getting into the $200+ range, i personally like to see better quality parts than Romy.

It's supply and demand. maybe there are only 10% as many Romy underfolders and that's why the higher price. i dunno. It's just kinda high unless you are a collector.

my $.02

Caspian
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:59:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Caspian45:


I meant that it's still a Romy with all the "characteristics" that come with Romy machine work.

personally like to see better quality parts than Romy.

It's supply and demand. maybe there are only 10% as many Romy underfolders and that's why the higher price. i dunno. It's just kinda high unless you are a collector.

my $.02

Caspian



+1
for the money you might as well buy a polish underfolder, way better parts quality
I am glad I just bought 1 romy kit
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:02:28 PM EST
The underfolder stock assembly looks to be the less complex single side latch design. At what angle is the stock when locked open?

Harlan
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:08:17 PM EST
I'm building one of these, Z-recto is doing the wood for me and its gonna be parkerized black. McM
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:17:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 6:21:04 PM EST by JoeBud]
Yeah, it does have a drop to it. The rear trunion is totally different as well. The pivot point is further forward than a Pole or Yugo and it has a different rivot pattern. It only has one set of locking lugs and the large nut on the right side is exposed. Here's just the stock mounted on a Pole. On a Pole it won't clear the selector or the rear rivots when folded.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:28:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:35:11 PM EST
Two questions (honest, not sarcastic)

1. If the mounting points are different, who is making a recevier that will work with one of these.

2. Why would I spend $209+shipping on this kit vs. $245 shipped for an unfired Polish underfolder kit with $40+ of accessories included?

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:27:24 AM EST
JoeBud what were the trunnion dates on these kits? The pictue on Copes site looks like 60s vintage kits.
Thanks
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:24:03 AM EST
jithica, that I don't know. I'll give a report Monday.

Dawg, 1. you'll have to either fill the holes or start with an undrilled receiver.
2. If I didn't already have a Pole and Yugo I wouldn't. I'm after variety.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:33:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 4:50:27 AM EST
Romanian AIMS underfolding stock mounting block. I haven't removed the two through rivets, yet.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:09:50 AM EST





I love mine!

It may or may not be as nice as my Polish guns, but it is unique!

If you already have a Polish kit, get one of these, too.
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