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Posted: 1/18/2006 6:47:16 PM EDT
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 6:52:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:44:33 PM EDT
Well ... That's very nice !!

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:57:11 PM EDT
i want a RPD... awesome find
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:35:42 AM EDT
If you don't know where you got it from, you need to send it to me imediatley...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:41:34 AM EDT
Bout time you got some pics up, that looks sweet man!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:44:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 5:48:55 AM EDT by osprey21]
The "arrow" mark leads me to believe it's from the Russian 'Izhevsk' factory.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:48:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 5:48:30 AM EDT by osprey21]
Doh...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 5:58:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 7:00:15 AM EDT 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 6:09:12 AM EDT
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 6:17:06 AM EDT
Sweet ... No way you got that locally ...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 6:24:57 AM EDT

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 10:15:20 AM EDT
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

Anyway,


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!

Matt
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 1:57:32 PM EDT
damn that thing is gorgeous...
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 2:18:36 PM EDT
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