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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/18/2006 5:47:16 PM EST
Just picked this up.

Two digit serial #

Trying to figure out where it came from...

What do those stampings mean?

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:52:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:44:33 PM EST
Well ... That's very nice !!

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:57:11 PM EST
i want a RPD... awesome find
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:35:42 AM EST
If you don't know where you got it from, you need to send it to me imediatley...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:41:34 AM EST
Bout time you got some pics up, that looks sweet man!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:44:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 4:48:55 AM EST by osprey21]
The "arrow" mark leads me to believe it's from the Russian 'Izhevsk' factory.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:48:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 4:48:30 AM EST by osprey21]
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:58:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 6:00:15 AM EST by MDN]
Yes its a russian topcover .

I had a Vector RPD and it had a Bulgarian top cover . Had to send it back for repairs and they replaced the top cover (as well as a mess of other parts) with a Russian marked cover like yours .

Its from the 'Izhevsk' factory as Osprey said.

Have you fired it yet ?

DOHHHHH I'm an idiot lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:09:12 AM EST
I don't belive that that is Izhevsk. They have always been an arrow in triagle. That is the Kovrov arsenal stamp. The time frame is right for them.

BTW a sweet piece!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:17:06 AM EST
Sweet ... No way you got that locally ...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:24:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By firedog51d:
That is the Kovrov arsenal stamp. The time frame is right for them.

Yep, sure enough, = Kovrov.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:15:20 AM EST
Took some more pics of all the stampings I could find.

There's a few 4's with circles around them here and there, but I didnt know what to thnk of those


Trigger Group

Charging handle

Rear trigger group There is a Star half-assed stamped in the buttstock metal, couldnt get it to show up though

Gas block

I'm interested in learning as much as I can about the history of this. And thanks for the help so far!

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:57:32 PM EST
damn that thing is gorgeous...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:18:36 PM EST
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