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Posted: 11/23/2005 10:44:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 4:43:24 AM EDT by TacticalStrat]
I stopped in a gun store today and they happened to have a Vector RPD. I just had to have it.

I can't wait to shoot it. The girlfriend has me booked up all weekend with family crap. I gotta think of a good excuse to get out to the range.



Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:46:29 AM EDT
Thats freaking SWEET!

How much did it set you back?
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:47:22 AM EDT
I have a left nut that I will sell you
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:48:27 AM EDT
Hmmmm..... Could you sbr that thing and cut it down to a HK51B sized gun.....?

<Gears turning>
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:52:10 AM EDT


i think there were pictures in the M16 area recently of a [real] RPD that had been chopped back quite a bit. very cool...


Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:53:49 AM EDT
Um yea, awesome. I wanna.
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:56:23 AM EDT
Hypothetically, I can be at any point in Texas within about 12 hours. Depending on the availability of beer.
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:58:08 AM EDT
[Carl] AWESOME! FREAKIN AWESOME! [/Carl]


Seriously.

Sweet.

Post pics when ya get back from the range
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 11:06:12 AM EDT
Those ground hogs don't stand a chance!

Seriously, that's a sweet gun.
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 11:08:25 AM EDT
Where can a fella get 7.62x54 linked?

Isn't that what you have to feed that bad boy?
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 11:10:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2005 11:17:42 AM EDT by MrPink123]

Originally Posted By ARKAN_the_Tiger:
Where can a fella get 7.62x54 linked?

Isn't that what you have to feed that bad boy?



negative...PKM takes 7.62x54 linked

RPK takes 7.62x39...and any AK mag or drum will fit(if I remember correctly)

RPD takes 7.62x39 but I think they do need to be linked
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:20:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:
Hmmmm..... Could you sbr that thing and cut it down to a HK51B sized gun.....?

<Gears turning>





Vector is making a cut-down version for a friend of mine. He loves these RPDs. This one will be his 4th RPD. My friend said he carried a cut-down version of the RPD in Nam and he's having Vector make him one just like it. He was Special Forces.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:24:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fiend:
Thats freaking SWEET!

How much did it set you back?




Thanks and thanks guys.

Vector sells them for $1995 with one drum and 2 belts. I paid about that.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:28:56 AM EDT
A semi-auto beltfed eh ?

Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:41:06 AM EDT
Nice RPD! I can see by the photo that being stuck in the house doing family stuff isn't going to stop you from "enjoying your gun" (hehe)

Really sweet RPD (check)
Door locked to keep out family (check)
Bottle of Jerkins hand lotion (check)

You two have fun, and be safe.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:43:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
Nice RPD! I can see by the photo that being stuck in the house doing family stuff isn't going to stop you from "enjoying your gun" (hehe)

Really sweet RPD (check)
Door locked to keep out family (check)
Bottle of Jerkins hand lotion (check)



You two have fun, and be safe.



I was thinking the same damn thing!!!
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:45:56 AM EDT
That beast would sure look good in my safe!
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:48:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
Nice RPD! I can see by the photo that being stuck in the house doing family stuff isn't going to stop you from "enjoying your gun" (hehe)

Really sweet RPD (check)
Door locked to keep out family (check)
Bottle of Jerkins hand lotion (check)



You two have fun, and be safe.



I was thinking the same damn thing!!!





LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO­LOLOLOLOL!!!!!
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:28:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 12:22:18 PM EDT
i SO want one of those....

how hard would it be to build one of those from a CF parts kit???
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 12:26:58 PM EDT
DAMN YOU

Congrats. Is this your first Belt Fed?

<---------------------------
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 12:31:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:
i SO want one of those....

how hard would it be to build one of those from a CF parts kit???



ya how hard is it? I kinda want to see PKM kits....id rather have a 7.62x54R semi auto like that
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 1:08:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ggllggll:
DAMN YOU

Congrats. Is this your first Belt Fed?

<---------------------------



Thank you! Yes, it's my first belt fed. But I have two more on order: A TNW MG34 and a Black Bear 1919A4. It will be 2 or 3 months before those are ready.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 1:25:50 PM EDT
That MG will be a sight to see!

I dindt know TNW was building them.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 2:18:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ggllggll:
That MG will be a sight to see!

I dindt know TNW was building them.



Here's the TNW webpage on the MG34


TNW MG34
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 2:26:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:

Originally Posted By ggllggll:
That MG will be a sight to see!

I dindt know TNW was building them.



Here's the TNW webpage on the MG34


TNW MG34


This Firearm Will Shoot Semi Auto Only And Cannot Be Converted To Full Auto. This Firearm Is BATF Approved And May Be Legally Owned In All Fifty States, Except California.
damn it. Have fun though.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 2:36:49 PM EDT
*added to hate list*



Link Posted: 11/24/2005 2:55:09 PM EDT
Wow that is a nice set up.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:04:09 PM EDT
very nice gun you have there, i like it!! i would like to see the special one vector is making your friend, dont forget to post pics of that bad boy!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:14:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:

Vector is making a cut-down version for a friend of mine. He loves these RPDs. This one will be his 4th RPD. My friend said he carried a cut-down version of the RPD in Nam and he's having Vector make him one just like it. He was Special Forces.




I've seen pictures in MAJ John Plaster's book SOG: A Photo History of an RPD that the SOG guys cut down and modified to be the world's most lightweight MG back in the Vietnam era. They linked belts for max firepower, and carried two on each 12 man team, IIRC. Awesome stuff.

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:51:33 PM EDT
As a fan of Soviet weapons, I might have to get one myself. Apparently, they are from Maadi donor guns (Egyptian) in nearly perfect condition.

1. How does it function?
2. Accurate?
3. How many belts come with it?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:02:27 PM EDT
this needs a bump. That Is sweet. Someone got some pics of some chopped ones
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:24:54 PM EDT
Dont they just look tough? i bet those barrels will last forever if they are in good shape, are they as thick as they look?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:39:01 AM EDT



Here's a picture of the cut-down RPD that Vector made for my friend.


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:46:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
Dont they just look tough? i bet those barrels will last forever if they are in good shape, are they as thick as they look?




The barrel in mine looks new and chrome lined. It's a really heavy barrel. The gun weighs 18 lbs and the barrel is most of that weight.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:46:56 AM EDT

The girlfriend has me booked up all weekend with family crap. I gotta think of a good excuse to get out to the range.


"honey I have some last minute Christmas shopping to do for you, I'll only be a couple of hours"
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