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Posted: 12/21/2005 10:40:13 AM EDT
Semi RPD or the Semi 1919

Either:

Vector RPD with one belt drum

or a

1919A4 with an M2 tripod pintol, T&E, and a couple belts in .308

Both cost about the same just wonder which one you would chose?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:41:23 AM EDT
rpd cuz you can run around with it and it's probably easier to convert to full auto! hahahahahahahaha ibtl!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:42:25 AM EDT
The 1919 of course.

American history!
Coolness factor!

The only advantage of the RDP is reliability and easier to maintain.

How cool would the 1919 look on a pintle mount!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:43:20 AM EDT
Surplus .308 is cheap, but 7.62x39 is usually far cheaper (except for the current drought). I'd go for the RPD for more fun-time.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:59:21 AM EDT
RPD, hands down.

I hate picking up links.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:12:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
RPD, hands down.

I hate picking up links.



I only run cloth in my 19's

Links are for lazy people
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:15:12 AM EDT
1919 if you want the history and the big round.

Otherwise the RPD. Cheap light ammo, the gun itself is lighter, etc.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:23:12 AM EDT
RPD for me. Too bad I can't own a drum.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:24:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
rpd cuz you can run around with it and it's probably easier to convert to full auto! hahahahahahahaha ibtl!



Yeah, all you need to do is file the sear
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:27:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
RPD for me. Too bad I can't own a drum.




That's right.
You can just get a 1919A4.
Just make sure you only link 15 rounds together at a time!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:32:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:43:36 AM EDT
I would have to say the RPD for me...since pretty much every 1919 you are going to get (semi anyway) is nothing but maybe a few GI parts and a bunch of Israeli parts mixed up...in .308, I say it dosn't hold much history....

Now build a 1919 with all original (as much as possible) GI parts in .30-06....then I'd go with it....
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:22:27 PM EDT
Go with the RPD, in the past few years I have had a 1919 A6 and a TNW MG 34. Both while "cool" were a major pain in the ass! They were heavy, and both had issues with feeding. The MG 34 would sometimes go full auto and would not stop until it jammed. The 1919 broke the sear twice this could have been due to a crappy build.
The RPD on the other hand is light, fairly accurate and a blast to shoot! I had some fail to fire issues early on ( I have an early production gun). Vector fixed it and now I can run a 100rd belt non-stop.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:22:59 PM EDT
rpd only becouse its cheaper to feed.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:27:48 PM EDT
In the finest tradition of AR-15.COM, I intend to get both. I ordered a 1919A6 semi from the CDNN special this month ($1189 delivered to my FFL) and plan on picking up an RPD, either ordering it from Vector or paying the local shop that has one for $2099 his extra few dollars for it.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:37:57 PM EDT
I thought Vector Arms was Bad Juju
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:38:46 PM EDT
I've fired both in full auto and by far the rpd wins in coolness factor.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:40:07 PM EDT

choad33
I thought Vector Arms was Bad Juju


Why would you say that? I have had noting but positive dealing with them.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:59:48 PM EDT
Buy American, Browning 1919A4!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:01:05 PM EDT
I love my semi 1919, but I voted RPD.

I wish mine was man portable, and 7.62x39
is a whole lot cheaper to shoot.

With a beltfed, even tho it is semi-auto only, it ain't worth getting the gun dirty
if you have less than 1000 rounds to shoot.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:33:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:16:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HermanSnerd:

With a beltfed, even tho it is semi-auto only, it ain't worth getting the gun dirty
if you have less than 1000 rounds to shoot.




HA! that is so true. I have two 1919's sitting on tripod one bought, and one home built. I wont get them out if I dont have a couple thou of .308. Just isnt worth the haul. Other than that, they sure are sweet!

the RPD sure looks like fun though!

What are some other cool belt eaters that wont break the bank?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:37:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:40:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Well since the 1919A4 is not a rifle it is not regulated by the NFA in regards to length of barrel.

Then what type of gun does the 4473 list when a semiauto 1919 is transfered?

Kharn
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:51:33 PM EDT
I voted RPD

though the 1919 is nice its heavy and i wouldnt waste my time lugging it to the range unless someone else was supplying ammo

and im noticing a serious lack of pics in this thread
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:04:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:10:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Well since the 1919A4 is not a rifle it is not regulated by the NFA in regards to length of barrel.

Then what type of gun does the 4473 list when a semiauto 1919 is transfered?

Kharn



Don't expect firearm reg's to make sense.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:13:27 PM EDT
I voted for the RPD

lighter and easier to carry, 7.62X39 ammo is cheaper.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:22:12 PM EDT
For those of us with absolutely no chance of owning class III toys, a 1919 with a crank is about as close as it gets. The RPD does look cool though, and I'm sure it could be bump fired. Oh well, get both.
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