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Posted: 6/7/2003 12:28:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 4:22:18 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 12:51:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/7/2003 12:54:43 PM EDT by blazeone]
Cool score - enjoy it.Campy I just sold one like that to a guy in Maryland. Had the SLR100 receiver and all else was Bulgy and pristine. I had bought it from another guy and I sold it when I came across this.



The one I had like yours was built at some custom pistol builder. He had a web sight but I can not remember what the name was. The fake 74 brake on mine just screwed off. Never seen Bulgy lamianted wood? Mine had their stanard blonde solid wood. Post some pic's of that bad boy.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 12:56:48 PM EDT
Campy, you forgot the most important part...how much did you score it for??
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 1:08:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2003 3:40:31 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
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Cheap eh? Would that be my 'cheap' or your 'cheap'? How does it compare against the Arsenal Inc. RPK's?

I just bought Templar's RPK and I am wondering where I rate in the RPK club.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 1:31:33 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 6/7/2003 3:46:45 PM EDT by blazeone]

what kind of rpk is your current one?


Your gonna love this: I just bought it a couple of months ago from a private owner. It was built with a new Romanian rpk kit, Russian wood, Russian plum pistol grip and a new Sar receiver. Don't how they got these parts but I can tell the barrel is as new. It is a beauty and shoots well. The guy who sold it to me is I believe VERY well off. Remember seeing the pictures a while back of the guy who had a complete room made into a safe and had every freaking weapon known to man mounted on the walls. Same guy had an indoor gun range in his house. He had it built for him by "drum roll please" Informer in early 2002.

He sold it to me for a VERY good price.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 5:28:35 PM EDT
Good score Campy!

I do not know of any manufacturer other than Arsenal Inc. that made RPK's, EXCEPT a couple that Gordon Technologies built around '99 or 2000. I kind of doubt they put it together, because they market their own fire control system, unless they built it for a guy who provided all the parts.

K-Var had some kits, and like you stated, they were extremely expensive. The guys up in NY that Baransky was helping import for (can't remember their name right now) also brought in some Bulgy RPK kits.

Does your bipod have the cleaning rod installed in one of the arms?

Mbsk01, I hope you enjoy that rifle and take care of her, she's a beauty. I was just able to fire my new toy and it's great. Carry it every day at work now!
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 5:41:06 PM EDT
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Rot ! dude. That's it Blue Ridge Precision built the rpk I had like Campy's. It was put together great. Did not have the cleaning rod in the leg like the Arsenal USA ones did.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 6:22:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2003 3:42:11 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
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Link Posted: 6/7/2003 7:02:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
Mbsk01, I hope you enjoy that rifle and take care of her, she's a beauty. I was just able to fire my new toy and it's great. Carry it every day at work now!



Looks like we both enjoyed our new toys today. I even had a couple of old-timers admiring it. I plan to take care of it, like I do with all my firearms.

I'm glad you like yours, I sure do like mine.
Thanks again.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 8:01:55 PM EDT
Congratulations!
Now if we can just sequester the S10, charge a few bucks per mag dump........
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 9:23:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/8/2003 5:56:56 AM EDT
Campy here is some info I found on the "other" board.

As we all know, Intrac, TN imported these high quality Bulgarian milled receivers during the last half of 1990s. They were all imported as bare receivers. Intrac sold these to 4 well known builders, Ohio Ordnance, Blue Ridge, MSC, and Gordon Technologies, to build these receivers into AK-47 model SLR100 (some were called "SLR100H", some simply "SLR100") with AK-47 parts. It is also known that quite a few SLR100 receivers were sold to private buyers and gunsmiths for their own builds. These SLR100 are the only known AK-47 milled receivers to come to the US in the bare (as opposed to SA93, SLR95/96). Most were built with Hungarian AK-47 parts kits, but a few are known to have MAK90 parts.

Now my reason for this post, my first SLR100 was a barreled receiver complete with Hungarian parts. I recently acquired another Bulgarian/Hungarian hybrid SLR100 that was built by a gunsmith who bought the receiver and the Hungarian parts kit. The first one has serial MR07XX, while the recent one has serial number MD02XX. I was very intrigued with the serial number difference, as it was done by factory and not the importer. Also the importer markings were on the right side with MR, and left side with MD. I wonder if there are other serial variations.

I'm wondering if you guys could post your SLR-100 serial numbers, and makers if known. They don't have to be your own, just the ones you've seen, or known to have existed. Please hide the last 2 digits with XX for privacy, or hide as many # as you wish. If it's a complete rifle, I'd also like to know the initial serial of parts kit and their condition. If you see BMXXXXX, I believe those are all Hungarian serials, but if you were to find different ones they could be from other countries. (FEG SA85M have SMXXXX serial, I wonder if the "S" meant it's built as semiauto.)

While the SLR100 aren't imported anymore, and despite the domestic production of milled AK receivers, there's continued fascination as both the SLR100 rifles and the receivers have become highly sort-after items. This collected information may become useful when new members ask about the origin of their receivers and the parts kits. Thank you for your participation.
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 6:39:34 AM EDT
Wow! Sounds like a nice find for Campy.

We never have any cool stuff like that floating around here..
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 8:15:10 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/8/2003 9:06:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RotDorn:

......and sold thru dealers ie Tennessee Guns......




And I've recently seen one for sale but didn't realize the significance of Tennessee Guns.......now if I can just remember where I saw that gun for sale.
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 9:08:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 9:31:07 AM EDT
PICS, PICS, PICS, PICS



PICS, PICS, PICS, PICS
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 12:27:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 1:20:16 PM EDT
The more I think about it Campy, the more I think that Gordon Tech built your new RPK. I remember the one he had on his website had a 74 brake on it.

As an aside, we used to sell the SSR-85B's at the shop, and the first ones had the Blue Ridge FCG's in them.

Most of them had problems.....the FCG's were hardened too much and they would break.
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 1:40:41 PM EDT
Wow - that is different. Not like the one I had at all. The Bulgarians did not have the cleaning rod under the barrel config. Either a Romy barrel assy or maybe Bulgy converted? Also as you noted the bi-pod is way different also. Finally the furniture is not the standard Bulg blonde stuff.
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 2:16:06 PM EDT
Neat rifle! That bipod is very unique.

I like it!
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Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:03:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 7:03:59 PM EDT by blazeone]
According to Arsenal Bulgaria's military website the 5.45 is the only rpk they make with the bi-pod located under the barrel. That is what they have been showing for a couple of years before that who knows.

Link www.arsenal-bg.com/defense_police/7,62lmg.htm
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:35:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 3:47:31 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:26:35 PM EDT
Campy I agree about the cleaning rod location on the 5.45 aka rpk74. Did you get a rpk74 or 47?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 4:05:08 PM EDT
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